Published September 22, 2009


Exercise your power of choice! 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 on Thursday, October 1st between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm at the CarrAmerica Conference Center located at 4400 Rosewood Drive. Over fifty different exhibits and informative features will be available highlighting ways to save you time and money on your commute. The fair is divided into 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 businesses. The second part of the fair, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, is for the general public. During this time, 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 250 people attending the fair will receive a free Carabiner wallet and many other special drawings will be held to award prizes to attendees for learning about their transportation alternatives. Prizes include a variety of transportation giveaways such as free tickets for BART, ACE and Tri-Delta Transit to name a few.  There will also be an assortment of exciting gift baskets and this years Grand Prize: a car-free Broadway show package in San Francisco. There is no charge to enter the drawings and attendees need not be present to win.

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 available transportation alternatives? 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
San Joaquin RTD
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 the CarrAmerica Conference Center.

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
Vicki Salinas
Hacienda Owners Association
4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California  94588-8570
(925) 734-6535  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     vicki@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org    WWW

Lisa Adamos
Pleasanton Economic Development Department
123 Main Street, 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