New Transportation Manager Joins Hacienda Business Park

A Valley resident has been named to head the new transportation systems organization within Hacienda Business Park.

Karen Fraser-Middleton, from nearby Castro Valley, has been named Transportation Manager for Hacienda Business Park, according to an announcement by Mary Mclaughlin, Manager of the Hacienda Business Park Owners Association.

As Transportation Manager, Karen will be responsible for the overall Transportation System Management (TSM) function of the Park. Under Hacienda's Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&R's), all tenants with 50 or more employees must have a program for reducing the number of single occupancy vehicles coming in and out of the Park during peak business hours. Karen's job will be to work with the Owners Association in designing and managing an overall program. She will also work with the tenant businesses in setting up their individual programs. Hacienda also plans to purchase a computer to develop ride matching survey data for carpools.

Karen and her husband were raised in the Bay Area. They have just moved back to Castro Valley after having lived in Berkeley for the past 5 years.

Karen has worked for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) where she designed and administered training courses for Carpool Program Managers. She has also written, edited and produced several publications for the MTC, including the Carpool Handbook, and a bi-monthly newsletter. She also edited the Commute Alternatives Manual.

"I'm really excited about the opportunity to actually implement the programs we’ve been designing these past few years. It's a challenge that I'm really looking forward to meeting," said the California native.

''Karen's expertise in the area of transportation, particularly in regard to commute alternatives, will be invaluable as we set up our TSM program here at Hacienda," said Mary McLaughlin. "She will be a tremendous resource for the Park and for the individual tenants setting up their programs."

Karen's office will be located in the Hacienda Owners Associations suite and any tenant or owner in the Park may reach her for information by calling 463-9040.

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