Commuter Benefits Program Options

What are my 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 $265 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

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 call 511 and say "Commuter Benefits."

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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