Commuter Benefits Program Options

Choose your options:

  • Option 1 — Allow employees to exclude their transit or vanpool costs from taxable income, to the maximum amount, as allowed by federal law (currently $270 per month).
  • Option 2 — Employer-provided transit or vanpool subsidy (or transit pass) which covers the monthly cost of the employee's commute (up to $75 per month).
  • Option 3 — Employer-provided free or low cost bus, shuttle or vanpool service operated by or for the employer.
  • Option 4 — An alternative employer-provided commuter benefit that is as effective as in reducing single occupant vehicles as Options 1-3. View Option 4 Guide
  • Option 5 —A company-wide telework policy allowing telework one or more days a week for all employees whose assignments can be performed remotely. View Option 5 Guide 

In order for an employer to be pre-approved to comply under Option 5: Telework, the employer must not remove existing benefits being offered to employees whose duties cannot be done outside of the worksite. If an employer removes existing commuter benefits already being offered to employees, then Option 5: Telework will need to be approved by the Air District on a case-by-case basis.

Registration Verification

To view an updated list of employers registered with the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program please click here.

• Employers not included on this list could be in the process of registering or may already be registered under the name of a parent company.

• If you believe that your employer is required to register with the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program, but has not done so please submit a formal inquiry to the Air District here.

Need Assistance?

Employer Services Representatives are available in each county to provide free assistance. Please click on the following link based on your employer location or dial 511 and say "Commuter Benefits."

Commuter Benefits Resources and Local TDM Programs

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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