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April 6, 2010
Transportation Conference Room
3180 Crow Canyon Pl., STE 145

1.         CALL TO ORDER

Committee Members Attending:   Marci McGuire (Chair), Sandy Austin (Vice Chair), Susan Gitlin and Thomas Jamison                                                        

Committee Members Absent: Kevin Horan

Council Members Attending:    None

Guest Attending:   None                                  

Staff Members Attending:  Darlene Amaral

The meeting was called to order by Sandy Austin (Vice Chair) at 11:00 a.m.


The minutes of the January 19, 2010 meeting were approved as written.




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.  She mentioned about tabling at DVC San Ramon with County Connection on Monday, March 22nd.  Upcoming events: Giga-tronics, Lafayette Earth Day Event, Moraga Community Faire, Lamorinda Commuter Fair, and the San Ramon Valley Employer Summit.   

Action item:  Darlene to work with AT&T on a small Commuter Fair in May or June. 

4.2       2009 Employer Transportation Survey

Darlene informed the committee that all final reports have been completed and received from JD Franz. 

Action item: Darlene will need to finalize the conclusion and recommendation pages for each report before sending the reports out. 

4.3       Bike to Work Day 2010

Darlene informed the committee that Thursday, May 13, 2010 is Bike to Work Day.  She passed out flyers to the committee.  She also mentioned to check out the 511 Contra Costa website for locations of all Contra Costa County energizer stations.  511 Contra Costa is trying to increase the number of PM energizer stations. 

Action item:  This will be an ongoing agenda item for 2010.

5.         NEW BUSINESS

5.1      Introduce New Committee Member

Darlene introduced a new committee member Thomas Jamison from the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. 

Action item:  No action needs to be taken.

5.2       Elect Chair and Vice Chair

The committee voted on a new Chair and Vice Chair. The committee nominated Sandy Austin as the Chair and Susan Gitlin 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 Sandy Austin as Chair and Susan Gitlin as the Vice Chair.

5.3       Vanpool Program “new” Incentive

Darlene informed the committee about a “new” vanpool incentive that will start sometime in the fall 2010.  The new incentive will extend the passenger incentive for an additional 3 months.  New passengers will be eligible to get reimbursed 50% on their vanpool fare   cost for 6 months, instead of 3 months.  This new incentive will be limited while the funding is available. 

Action item:  Bring this item back to the next meeting.

5.4       Spare the Air 2010

Darlene informed the committee that the Summertime Spare the Air Program is starting soon.  She suggested that they check their website for “free” employer promotional materials to distribute to employees/tenants.

Action item:  No action needs to be taken.

5.5       Tri-Valley Resource Team on Air Quality

Darlene informed the committee about the two projects that the Tri-Valley Resource Team is working on for 2010.

  • 2010 Great Race for Clean Air
    • August – September 2010
  • Walk ‘n’ Roll to School
    • October 2010 – Neil Armstrong Elementary School

Action item:  Bring this item back to the next meeting.


6.1       Round Table Discussion

Darlene reminded the committee about the 511 Contra Costa bike locker/racks program.  511 Contra Costa has funding available for interested employers who would like to install bike lockers and/or bike racks at their worksite for their employees to use. This is a great way to promote biking to work!  Also, she handed out the Street Smarts storybook to the committee. 

7.         ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:40 a.m.  The next regular meeting is scheduled for July 13, 2010, in the Transportation Conference Room, 3180 Crow Canyon Place, Suite 145.



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