Ridesharing is a great way to beat traffic congestion on the way to work, reduce auto emissions and cut commute costs. Now, you can also get a chance to win prizes in a series of special rideshare promotions being offered by 511 over the next few months. 511 assists thousands of Bay Area employers and their employees by offering free commute assistance and information on alternatives to driving alone.

511 RideMatch Carpool

Get started right away and join a carpool by simply registering at: Ridesharing with 511 is easy and works great whether you want to carpool every day, a day or two a week, or as needed. Once registered, you will receive a list of potential carpool partners who live and work nearby. Give them a call and try carpooling. When you carpool, you will save time, money and get the opportunity to meet new people.

... or ... 511 RideMatch Vanpool

Vanpools are a great option for people who have a regular/fixed schedule and are traveling 25 or more miles each way. 511 already has a great selection of vanpools in the RideMatch Service and can assist anyone who is looking to join an existing vanpool or interested in starting their own. Registering at will let you know right away how you can get connected with a nearby vanpool opportunity.

Special March Promotion

This March, 511 and Macy's bring you a chance to win a $25 Macy's gift card! Track your carpool trips in your 511 Trip Diary and you will be entered to win a $25 Macy's gift card! Five winners will be selected during the first week of April. Participating is easy. Access your Trip Diary through your 511 RideMatch account . Log at least fifteen (15) carpool commute trips a month to become eligible for the $25 Macy's gift card drawing!

I-580 Express Lanes Now Open!

The I-580 Express Lanes through Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin are open and provide a faster way to work. These new Express Lanes add new miles to the Bay Area's extensive HOV network. The best part? If you are in a carpool or vanpool, you ride in the Express Lanes for free!

Additional Information

Additional details are available on ridesharing as well as the many other programs and services offered by 511. Please refer to the 511 RideMatch Program contact below for details.

Contact Information

LaShawn Martin
511 Regional Rideshare Program
70 Washington Street, Suite 407, Oakland, California  94607
(510) 273-3610 phone e-mail WWW

Hacienda Owners Association
4305 Hacienda Drive, Suite 330, Pleasanton, California  94588-2738
(925) 734-6500 phone     (925) 734-6501 fax e-mail WWW

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