Published September 21, 1999
Volume 7, Number 9
Hacienda Commuter's Guide
The Bay Area is criss-crossed with public transit networks of all varieties, from rail and trolley to both commuter and local buses. Here's a directory of the primary transit companies that provide services that might be of use to Hacienda commuters:
AC Transit buses serve Alameda and western Contra Costa Counties and provide many connections to BART.
Altamont Commuter Express (ACE)
ACE provides Central Valley commuters in Stockton, Manteca, and Tracy a rail connection to Pleasanton and beyond. WHEELS provides Hacienda buses for both incoming and outgoing ACE trains.
(510) 839-2278 (TDD)
BART connects four Bay Area counties and, best of all, it's here in Hacienda. All BART trains arriving in Hacienda during commute hours are met by WHEELS buses that travel throughout the park.
(650) 508-6448 (TDD)
Caltrain runs between Gilroy in the south and San Francisco in the north. The rail system offers links to BART, ACE, Amtrak, and both San Francisco's Muni and Santa Clara's VTA light rail.
(800) USA-RAIL (872-7245)
Four round trip trains run daily between San Jose and Sacramento with stops in between. A Richmond stop allows easy transfer to BART.
(800) 735-2929 (TDD/TTY)
The County Connection offers bus service within central Contra Costa County as well as some connections to Pleasanton.
Golden Gate Transit
(415) 257-4554 (TDD)
Golden Gate Transit offers both bus and ferry service connecting Marin County with San Francisco, including several convenient connections to BART and MUNI in San Francisco.
(800) 345-3109 (TDD/TTY)
This nationwide bus service offers a number of routes throughout the Bay Area.
MAX Commuter Express
MAX has service between Modesto and the East Dublin/Pleasanton BART.
(650) 508-6448 (TDD/TTY)
The San Mateo County Transit District bus service, SamTrans, runs primarily in San Mateo County but also offers connections to San Francisco and Santa Clara counties.
San Joaquin Regional Transit (SMART) serves the Stockton and Tracy areas and also provides an express bus to the East Dublin/Pleasanton BART station in Hacienda.
(925) 754-4040 route/schedule
(925) 754-3695 (TDD)
Tri-Delta Transit serves eastern Contra Costa County and provides commuter connections to the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station.
Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
(408) 321-2330 (TDD)
The VTA offers bus and light rail service in the Santa Clara Valley, including many shuttles to and from CalTrain stops.
WestCAT provides bus service in Pinole, Hercules, and the neighboring area.
WHEELS offers bus service throughout the Tri-Valley area, including their recently-introduced Walnut Creek Commuter Express Bus. All WHEELS buses are equipped with bike racks.
All Hacienda employees and residents are eligible for free WHEELS passes from the Hacienda Owners Association. To order passes, call the Hacienda Transportation Hotline at (925) 734-6551 or via the Hacienda web site. Your pass will be delivered to your place of business.
|City||Car Route||Travel Time||Transit Route||Travel Time|
|Alameda||Interstate 580||25||BART W. Oakland to Hacienda||35|
|Antioch||Route 4 to Interstate 680||50||BART Pittsburg to W. Oakland to Hacienda||61|
|Berkeley||Interstate 580||35||BART Downtown Berkeley to Bay Fair to Hacienda||46|
|Brentwood||Vasco Road to Interstate 580||45||BART Pittsburg to W. Oakland to Hacienda||81|
|Castro Valley||Interstate 580||12||BART Castro Valley to Hacienda||11|
|Concord||Interstate 680||40||WHEELS 70 Walnut Creek Express Bus to Hacienda||49|
|Daly City||Interstate 280 to 80 to 580||60||BART Daly City to Hacienda||61|
|Danville||Interstate 680||18||County Connection bus 960/970||60|
|Dublin||Foothill Road or Interstate 580||8||WHEELS 3 to BART Station to WHEELS 9||30|
|Fairfield||Interstate 80 to 680||75||BART Martinez to W. Oakland to Hacienda||75|
|Fremont||Interstate 680||15||BART Fremont to Bay Fair to Hacienda||33|
|Hayward||Route 238 to Interstate 580||15||BART Castro Valley to Hacienda||11|
|Lafayette||Route 24 to Interstate 680||30||BART Lafayette to W. Oakland to Hacienda||58|
|Livermore||Stanley Boulevard or Interstate 580||20||WHEELS 10 to BART Station to WHEELS 9||40|
|Manteca||Interstate 5 to 205 to 580||60||SMART Bus||65|
|Martinez||Route 4 to Interstate 680||50||BART Martinez to W. Oakland to Hacienda||75|
|Mill Valley||Highway 101 to Interstate 580||65||BART Richmond to Bay Fair to Hacienda||57|
|Milpitas||Interstate 680||30||BART Fremont to Bay Fair to Hacienda||33|
|Mountain View||Highway 101 to Route 92 to Interstate 580||60||BART Fremont to Bay Fair to Hacienda||33|
|Novato||Highway 101 to Interstate 580||85||BART Richmond to Bay Fair to Hacienda||57|
|Oakland||Interstate 580||25||BART 19th Street to Bay Fair to Hacienda||34|
|Orinda||Route 24 to Interstate 680||25||BART Orinda to W. Oakland to Hacienda||53|
|Palo Alto||Highway 101 to Route 92 to Interstate 580||55||BART Fremont to Bay Fair to Hacienda||33|
|Pleasant Hill||Interstate 680||45||WHEELS 70 Walnut Creek Express Bus to Hacienda||41|
|Pleasanton||All local roads||5||WHEELS 1, 4, 5, 7, 8 or 10 bus||20|
|Redwood City||Highway 101 to Route 92 to Interstate 580||80||BART Fremont to Bay Fair to Hacienda||33|
|Richmond||Interstate 580||45||BART Richmond to Bay Fair to Hacienda||57|
|San Francisco||Interstate 80 to 580||45||BART Montgomery to Hacienda||43|
|San Jose||Highway 101 or Interstate 680 to 580||35||BART Fremont to Bay Fair to Hacienda||33|
|San Leandro||Interstate 580||20||BART San Leandro to Hacienda||19|
|San Mateo||Highway 101 to Route 92 to Interstate 580||55||BART Fremont to Bay Fair to Hacienda||33|
|San Pablo||Interstate 80 to 580||60||BART Richmond to Bay Fair to Hacienda||57|
|San Rafael||Interstate 580||60||BART Richmond to Bay Fair to Hacienda||57|
|San Ramon||Interstate 680||15||County Connection bus 970/121||30|
|Santa Clara||Route 237 to Interstate 680||40||BART Fremont to Bay Fair to Hacienda||33|
|Stockton||Interstate 5 to 205 to 580||80||SMART bus or ACE Train||90|
|Sunnyvale||Route 85 to 237 to Interstate 680||50||BART Fremont to Bay Fair to Hacienda||33|
|Tracy||Interstate 205 to 580||40||SMART bus or ACE Train||45|
|Vacaville||Interstate 80 to 680||90||BART Martinez to W. Oakland to Hacienda||75|
|Vallejo||Interstate 780 to 680||55||BART Martinez to W. Oakland to Hacienda||75|
|Walnut Creek||Interstate 680||35||WHEELS 70 Walnut Creek Express Bus to Hacienda||28|
Also in this issue ...
- Commerce One Brings HQ to Hacienda
- Technology Marketplace Grows in Pleasanton
- Business Bits
- Executive Profile — Donald Sundgren, Dillingham Construction
- WHEELS to Change Routes, Schedules September 26
- Commuter Check is a Popular Perk in Hacienda
- Hacienda Commuter's Guide
- Info, Prizes at Hacienda Transportation Fair
- Vanpools Offer Economic Advantages to Commuters Ñ Plus, They're Relaxing, Fun
- Pleasanton Offers Commendable Commutes
- Hacienda Index