Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program

Bay Area employers with 50 or more full-time employees within the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District) geographic boundaries are required to register and offer commuter benefits to their employees in order to comply with Air District Regulation 14, Rule 1, also known as the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program.

Employers must select one of four Commuter Benefit options to offer their employees.

To comply with the Program requirements, an employer must:

  • Register,
  • Designate a Commuter Benefits Coordinator,
  • Select a pre-approved commuter benefits option or propose an alternative,
  • Notify employees of the commuter benefit option selected and how to use the benefit,
  • Maintain records to document how and when employees were notified about the commuter benefit(s), and
  • Complete annual registration update.

Employers that need an extension to offer commuter benefits should contact the Air District at commuterbenefits@baaqmd.gov.

If you need help with registration, please contact the 511 Commuter Benefits Specialist at commuterbenefits@511.org, or call 511 and say "Commuter Benefits." If your organization is exempt because current employee count is less than 50 full-time employees, then update your employee count at the Program’s registration website.

The Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program is a partnership of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, managing employer outreach for the Program, and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, developer of Regulation 14, Rule 1: Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program and managing compliance for the Program.


The Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program is a partnership of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, managing employer outreach for the Program, and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, developer of Regulation 14, Rule 1: Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program and managing compliance for the Program.

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