Contest – Pacific Commuter Club – 1 Month Free!

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Rarely do you see someone get excited when they talk about commuting. We recently met two guys who will change your outlook on this necessary daily task for many of us. Really!

Cloverdale residents, friends, co-workers and business partners Darian Kovacs and Chris Geoghegan are commuters themselves and, after lots of frustration, they just knew there had to be another commuting option for residents of the Fraser Valley. Putting their creative, entrepreneurial brains together they have come up with something GREAT!

Beginning July 3, 2012, those commuting from Langley and Surrey to downtown Vancouver have a new travel option – Pacific Commuter club! We know that many residents in these communities feel frustrated with transit options and will be super excited about this new opportunity!

Not only will club members save money on fuel, parking and other related vehicle expenses, they get to travel to work in style! Pacific Commuter club provides luxury coaches with FREE wi-fi, reclining chairs, a bathroom and a kitchen. The coach is spacious, comfortable and allows riders to work on the go, prepare/eat breakfast or simply relax and regroup on the way to, or from, work.

Pacific Commuter club is ideal for folks who work regular business hours in downtown Vancouver. Based on current memberships, the pick up/drop off spots have been set for the next few months (see the schedule here). As new members come on board, additional stops will be added and they plan to extend further into the Fraser Valley as their service grows. Downtown locations include Coal Harbour, Waterfront Station and Sheraton Wall Centre.

Membership is available on a monthly or annual basis, with big savings for those who sign up for the annual option. Pacific Commuter is presently offering a one week, no obligation free trial for when they launch. More details about this trial offer are available here.

Earlier this week we attended the pre-launch event for Pacific Commuter – and we had so much fun! Darian & Chris invited us along on a round-trip tour of their route to find out first hand just how stylish their bus really is. These guys were a hoot, and getting to spend time with them was half the fun!

Pacific Commuter | Darian + Chris

Darian Kovacs and Chris Geoghegan

Not your typical bus, the Pacific Commuter is stylish and comfortable with lots of appreciated extras. We fell in love with the kitchenette located near the back of the bus. Perfect for oatmeal in the morning, or a heated dinner for the relaxing commute home. There is also a single serve coffee pot for those rushed mornings that don’t allow enough time for your usual cuppa joe. Plus, just look how the sun shines in through those windows!

Pacific Commuter | Sparking Kitchen

Sparkling Clean Kitchen on the Pacific Commuter

After you’ve fixed your coffee, get ready to settle in for the easiest commute you’ve ever made! We love that these seats are spacious enough to sit (and work) next to a total stranger, and not feel weird about it! There’s lots of leg room, even with the work tables folded down, so you won’t feel the need to get up just to stretch your legs.

Pacific Commuter | Comfy Workspaces

Pacific Commuter | Comfy Workspaces

One of the greatest things about traveling on the Pacific Commuter, is your ability to actually get work done during your commute. The fold down laptop trays fit around your laptop nice and snuggly so your computer doesn’t shift in transit. Not only do you not have to worry about traffic and actually driving, you get to spend your commute time producing something of value. Imagine what you could accomplish by clocking an extra hour a day before you even get to the office? Less distractions by co-workers means more focused work time for you. Some workplaces have even allowed their productive commuting employees a reduced work week from 5 days down to 4 (because of the extra hours their working outside of the office)! Not only does commuting save you money, it could also lead to more time available to spend with your family during the week!

Pacific Commuter | Workspace

Individual Work Stations

Of course, not everyone wants to work on their way to work. Some of us are just as happy to tune everything out and sink into our own little worlds. Want to nap on the way in? We promise, these reclining seats are definitely nap worthy (especially with that extra padding on the headrest)! Want to pop in headphones and watch a movie on your laptop on the way home on a Friday night? You betcha! With the free (and very strong) wi-fi, the possibilities of “tuning out” are endless.

Pacific Commuter | Rows of Seating

Big Windows to Let in the Light!

Any working environment has to have a place to gather! Located near the kitchen, these larger tables are great for sitting with fellow commuters to share in friendly conversation (or even a friendly game of poker) on the way home. Deep cup holders are an added bonus, because you really don’t want to be worrying about spilling your beverages while catching up with the latest commuter news!

Pacific Commuter | Meeting Table

Pacific Commuter | Meeting Table

Pacific Commuter is gifting one of our readers with one month of service – absolutely FREE! That’s a $495 value! Please leave a note below to be entered to win. Winner will be chosen at random on July 6, 2012.

23 Responses to “Contest – Pacific Commuter Club – 1 Month Free!”

  1. I like to win less craptastic commuting options.

    Also – great work on keeping us apprised of what’s happening in the Valley.

  2. Bev says:

    No more frustrating mornings driving in to work? Yes, please!

  3. Mary Rose says:

    I commute to downtown Vancouver everyday from Langley! This would be awesome to trial :)

  4. Paula Marucci says:

    My company is interested in running a commuter for their staff. It is a great green initiative!

  5. Paula Marucci says:

    Great green initiative!

  6. shane grover says:

    i travel from langley to vancouver very regularly nice new commuter option

  7. Andrew says:

    This would give me time to spend with my boys 2x a week. Have to calculate on a twice a week basis. But having all my work done before home… priceless.

  8. Natalie says:

    I am interested in your service but not sure about the time. Definitely a needed service for us langley residents who work downtown! Glad I saw it on the My North Langley webpage

  9. Lisa says:

    I hope that it can be a success and a time saver. i’ve tried it all, transit, carpool and westcoast express.

    Timing is a concern for me still but i’m prepared to try.

    I get to work from home two days a week so I’m hoping i can find a middle ground, or someone who has a schedule that matches mine. Maybe we can discuss the option to share the membership??

  10. Sandra Fournier says:

    Thank you for creating this commuting option. I have been commuting from Cloverdale to Mount Pleasant in Vancouver for over 4 years.

    The stress of this commute is a major factor in my quality of life====or should I say lessened quality of life.

    I am hoping that this exciting service will be life changing.

  11. Rebekah Rosenau says:

    I commute from Langley to Vancouver Monday through Friday and spend around 15 hours a week sitting traffic. This would be a great option!

  12. Barry F. says:

    If there was a Langley to UBC Commuter Club, I would be the first to sign up.

  13. Fantastic idea! Would enhance this hard working, commuting UBC student’s results no end to sit on one of these buses and study! Great idea and thanks for making it a reality!

  14. Tahan Martins says:

    This is a neat idea. Would love to try it out before committing to anything given the expense (Currently travel via WCE).

  15. Wendy Casey says:

    A GREAT idea whose time has come!! Congrats on taking the leap to do this important work of getting people to Vancouver in style while reducing their carbon footprint.

  16. Reza G says:

    I would love the opportunity to have someone else do the driving while I concentrate on my sales strategy and enjoy the view!

  17. Leo Biblitz says:

    Biblitz twiddles his famous walrus mustache wondering how long the bus drivers’ and mechanics’ unions will allow you to stay in business. Please feel free to make liberal use my Facebook legal blog to report any bullying antics. In the meantime, I applaud your entrepreneurial spirit and hope most earnestly you will consider expansion, including evening shuttles to Vancouver theatres to help the struggling local arts community. As one protozoa famously said to another, go forth and multiply!

  18. 1. You are able to share your pass
    2. For UBC: we drop off next to a Car2Go stop which allows you to drive to UBC from Waterfront Station OR you could take the B-Line
    3. Time of day: it’s looking like we’ll are pushing our time back 30 minutes so people can get into work EARLIER. So it’ll be looking like a 8:25am arrival into Vancouver.

  19. Talen springer says:

    This would be amazing

  20. Bev says:

    Finally a viable, stress-free commuting option for us living in the Fraser Valley!

  21. Darlene Tiefenbach says:

    I would like to enter for the one month free trial

  22. Caree Bray says:

    Hubby drives downtown everyday and he would LOVE this!

  23. Erin T. says:

    Terrific idea! What an ideal commuting option

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