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March 24, 2009
Transportation Conference Room
3180 Crow Canyon Pl., STE 145

1.         CALL TO ORDER

Committee Members Attending:        Susan Gitlin (Chair), Marci McGuire, Scott Hulse and Sandy Austin                                            

Committee Members Absent:             Kevin Horan (Vice Chair)

Council Members Attending:             None

Guest Attending:                                None                              

Staff Members Attending:                  Darlene Amaral

The meeting was called to order by Susan Gitlin (Chair) at 11:05 a.m.

2 .REVIEW AND APPROVAL MINUTES The minutes of the January 9, 2009 meeting were approved as written.


No public comment.


4.1 Transportation Commuter Fairs/Events

Darlene Amaral gave an update on her efforts to market/educate the Southwest Contra Costa employers on using commute alternatives by signing up for the 511 Contra Costa incentive programs.  

Action item: This will be an ongoing agenda item for 2009.

4.2 2009 Employer Transportation Survey

A discussion took place on what week to select for the upcoming employer transportation survey in October 2009.  The committee agreed on the week of October 26th – 30th. Darlene will work on updating the timeline for the survey, and will send out the RPF to several different consultants.  At the next meeting the committee will review the bids, and a consulting company will be selected.

Action item:  Darlene to update timeline which will be sent to committee members prior to our next TDM meeting.  This will be an ongoing agenda item for 2009. 

4.3 Vanpool Marketing Brochures

Darlene handed out the new vanpool brochures and bookmarkers to the committee.  She also showed the committee members other new 511 Contra Costa marketing and promotional items, such as pens and notepads.    

Action item:  No action needs to be taken.

4.4 Update – Bike to Work Day 2009

Darlene informed the committee that she has ordered the Bike to Work fliers and posters, but has not received them yet.  She also mentioned that 511 Contra Costa is trying to increase the number of PM energizer stations in Contra Costa County.  To date, there are 6 energizer stations in the Southwest Contra Costa areas, and two of them are PM stations.   

Action item: Once Darlene receives the fliers and posters, she is will mail them out to employers.  This will be an ongoing agenda item for 2009. 

4.5 County Connection Route Changes 2009

Darlene reminded the committee that County Connection has changed several routes and route numbers starting March 22nd.  She also handed out a brochure that County Connection mailed out to Contra Costa residents.  Committee members took some brochures for their employees/tenants.    

Action item: Darlene to keep committee members updated on any future changes.


5.1 Elect Chair and Vice Chair

The committee voted on a new Chair and Vice Chair. The committee nominated Marci McGuire as the Chair and Sandy Austin as the Vice Chair.   According to the TDM Bylaws, elections are to be held on a yearly basis. 

Action item:   The committee unanimously approved the nominations for Marci McGuire to be the Chair and Sandy Austin as the Vice Chair.


6.1 Round Table Discussion


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:45 a.m.  The next regular meeting is scheduled for June 30, 2009, in the Transportation Conference Room, 3180 Crow Canyon Place, Suite 145.



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