Published September 29, 2006


Your ability to choose is one of the most powerful tools you possess. Hacienda Business Park and the City of Pleasanton are pleased to sponsor a free major event where you can apply your power to choose to time and money saving commute opportunities. Here, attendees can learn from exhibitors about the complete range of transportation alternatives and related support programs to aid them in their commute. The Commuter Choice Transportation Fair, serving employees and residents throughout the Tri-Valley, is one of the largest events of its kind in the Bay Area.  

Event Date and Location
The Tri-Valley Commuter Choice Transportation Fair will be held Thursday, October 5, between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm at the CarrAmerica Conference Center at 4400 Rosewood Drive. Over fifty different exhibits will be available highlighting time- and money-saving commute options. The fair has two parts. The first hour of the fair, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, has been specifically designed for Employee Transportation Coordinators, or those who either facilitate a company’s transportation program or who oversee employee benefits programs including transportation incentives. Fair vendors will be available to answer questions and work with representatives on creating program options for their business. The second part of the fair, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, is for the general public. Here, fair attendees will be able to connect with important resources that will aid them in getting to and from work using alternatives that can save both time and money.

Prizes! Prizes! Prizes! 
Admission to the Commuter Choice Transportation Fair is free. The first 500 people attending the fair will receive a free Commuter Travel Wallet! Special drawings will also be held to award prizes to attendees. Prizes include a variety of transportation giveaways including BART tickets, gift baskets, commute incentives and much, much more. The grand prize will be a getaway for two to Lake Tahoe. There is no charge to enter the drawings and attendees need not be present to win.

Plan Your Commute Future
Hacienda wants to give the park's employees an opportunity to improve their commute and lay the plans for their own commuting future. For a few minutes of their time, a free lunch at a Hacienda restaurant is available for employees participating in a special survey being conducted by the park in conjunction with the US Environmental Protection Agency. In addition to the free lunch, all participants: (1) will receive a customized commute profile providing details on the best opportunities to use transit or ridesharing in their commute, and (2) will be entered into a drawing for a prize package that includes a top-of-the-line, 80 gigabyte iPod and a $50 gift certificate to the iTunes Store (please note that customized commute profiles and fair prizes are available to anyone attending the event; however, the survey and special survey prize opportunities are restricted to Hacienda employees). All it takes is two simple steps!

Step 1.   Complete the pre-survey form at: www.hacienda.org/forms/plantransit.html then stop by the Commuter Choice Transportation Fair. If we have received your pre-survey form prior to the fair, we will give you a free canvas tote bag! Printed survey forms are also available through the park office at the address below and may be submitted at the fair for gifts and prize eligibility. On submission of your form, in addition to the free canvas tote bag, survey participants will be sent a customized commute profile which will provide detailed information on specific transit routes and rideshare opportunities available based on the unique commuting needs and criteria provided on the pre-survey form.

Step 2.   After survey participants have reviewed their customized commute profile they will be provided with a web link to complete the online survey. On completion of the survey, participants will receive a coupon good for lunch at either Chevy’s, Sweet Tomatoes or Red Robin in Hacienda. In addition, participants will be entered into a drawing for an 80 gigabyte iPod and a $50 gift certificate to the iTunes Store. The drawing for this prize will occur at the conclusion of the survey. 

Your Commute, Your Choice
Need help planning your commute? Want to know how to get from here to there? Interested in resources that can show you the full range of transportation alternatives available? The Commuter Choice Transportation Fair is just what you need. Here is a preview of some of the special features that can be found at the Commuter Choice Transportation Fair: 

AC Transit
County Connection
Tri-Delta Transit
Water Transit Authority
Rideshare Resources
Black Tie Transportation
City CarShare
Enterprise Rideshare

Biking and Walking
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
Dublin Cyclery
East Bay Bicycle Coalition
East Bay Regional Parks District
Trails Council of Livermore-Amador Valley

Telecommuting Advantage

Regional Commute Assistance
511 Contra Costa County
Alameda County Guaranteed Ride Home
Commute Connection
Commute Solutions
Peninsula Congestion Relief Alliance
Solano Commuter Information

Commute Benefits
Commuter Check

Employer Programs
Association for Commuter Transportation
Best Workplaces for Commuters
Commuter Choice
Hacienda Commute Program
Pleasanton Commendable Commutes
San Ramon Transportation Services
Spare The Air
Tri-Valley Resource Team on Clean Air
How to Get There
The event is being held at the CarrAmerica Conference Center at 4400 Rosewood Drive in Pleasanton. The center can be accessed off of Rosewood Drive from Owens Drive or Santa Rita Road and there is plenty of available parking. WHEELS buses also stop at the CarrAmerica Conference Center. For information on using WHEELS, visit the WHEELS website at: www.wheelsbus.com.

Event Sponsors
The Commuter Choice Transportation Fair is co-sponsored by Hacienda Business Park and the City of Pleasanton. Other major event support has been provided by CarrAmerica.

Commuter Choice is a nationwide partnership involving a variety of interest groups such as business, residents, and schools to help create customized solutions to commuting challenges and to provide and promote choices for travelers.

Contact Information
James Paxson
Hacienda Owners Association
4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California  94588-8570
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org    WWW

Lisa Adamos
Pleasanton Economic Development Department
PO Box 520, Pleasanton, California 94566-0802
(925) 931-5039  phone     (925) 931-5476  fax     ladamos@ci.pleasanton.ca.us  e-mail     www.ci.pleasanton.ca.us  WWW