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July 30, 2013

Transportation Conference Room

2401 Crow Canyon Rd


Committee Members Attending:          Chris Weeks (Chair), Sheri Glaser, Sandy Austin, Ann Uawithya                                                       

Committee Members Absent:               None

Council Members Attending:               None

Guest Attending:                               None                                  

Staff Members Attending:                   Darlene Amaral, Michelle Xue

The meeting was called to order by Chair Chris Weeks at 11:34 a.m.


M/S/C/U (Glaser/Austin) to approve the May 20, 2013 meeting minutes as written




4.1       Elect Vice Chair

Mr. Weeks explained the duties of Vice-Chair and opened it up for discussion. Ms. Glaser volunteered for the position. Ms. Glaser voted as the Vice Chair of the TDM Advisory Committee (4-0). 

Action Items: None.

4.2       Transportation Commuter Fairs/Events

Ms. Amaral stated that she is participating in transportation commuter events at AT&T with County Connection, and 511 Regional Rideshare. Ms. Austin stated that it would be preferable to have a larger transportation commuter fair in September for the many who are moving in during August. Mr. Weeks stated that the East Bay Bicycle Coalition should be more involved in transportation commuter fairs in Contra Costa County. 

Ms. Amaral asked Ms. Glaser about the school bus driver’s mode of commuting. Ms. Amaral stated that she would like plan a transportation commuter event this coming fall at the DVC San Ramon campus, and the San Ramon Valley Unified School District offices.   

Action Items:  Ms. Amaral to follow up with Sheri and Ann on dates. 

4.3       511 CC Countywide Employer Survey

Ms. Amaral stated that 511 Regional Rideshare is not equipped to maintain the countywide employer survey database because of the sheer number of employers and employees to be surveyed. Ms. Amaral stated that she would like to work with the committee on picking a week/timeframe for the survey, and to review and revise last year’s RFP. Committee members discussed the best timeframe for the survey. Ms. Glaser stated emailing employers to expedite the survey process. Ms. Amaral stated that the survey dates could be postponed to November 2013 or to Spring 2014. Mr. Weeks stated that he would like to have the survey data before the end of 2013 for 2014 recommendations. Mr. Weeks stated a change in wording would be amicable for data collection. Ms. Amaral stated that she will send out an email to employers informing them about the survey.

Action Items: Committee to review and revise last year’s RFP.  Ms. Amaral to update survey timeline. Ms. Amaral to send email out to employers.

5.        NEW BUSINESS

5.1       Tri-Valley Spare the Air Resource Team

Ms. Amaral stated that the Great Race will be moved to Spring 2014. Ms. Amaral informed the committee of an “In it to Win it” promotion of the Great Race. Ms. Amaral stated that the Air District funds the Great Race’s incentives. Ms. Glaser stated the importance of the incentives.

Action Items:  Keep committee members informed on the Great Race.

5.2       Dero Zap for Business

Mr. Weeks informs the committee of the Dero Zap for Business which promotes bicycling with an electronic chip that connects to a posted scanner at local businesses, allowing the bicyclist to track their rides online and to possibly incentivize trips. Mr. Weeks also stated that he is interested in installing scanners on the Iron Horse Trail. Committee agrees that Dero Zap for Business is a great idea however funding and logistics remains an issue.

Action Items: None.


6.1       Current updates local/regional TDM related items

In summary the following items were discussed:

  • Ms. Amaral stated that she is in the process of planning an Electric Vehicle Showcase with the East Bay Clean Coalition for the City of San Ramon in 2014.
  • Mr. Weeks stated that the expiration of the one-month extension of BART employee contract may affect commute.
  • Mr. Weeks stated that D/C fast-chargers were installed in Bishop Ranch thanks to a grant given to the EV fast charging company Blink.

7.         ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:05 p.m.  The next regular meeting is scheduled for September 16, 2013 in the Transportation Conference Room, 2401 Crow Canyon Road.




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