Commuter Benefits Program Options

Choose your Options

Options Description
Option 1 Allow employees to exclude their transit or vanpool costs from taxable income, to the maximum amount, as allowed by federal law (currently $315 per month).
Option 2 An employer-provided monthly subsidy of up to $75 to cover vanpool fare or transit costs. If the employee's monthly vanpool or transit fare is less than $75 each month, the employer will cover the full amount of the fare; if the fare exceeds $75, the employer must offer the full $75 subsidy to the employee. Employers may elect to offer a higher than $75 subsidy at their discretion.
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.
Option 5 A company-wide telework policy allowing telework one or more days a week for all employees whose assignments can be performed remotely.

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.

Additional Information

  • Designate commuter benefits coordinator
  • Click registration button
  • Create username and password
  • Select a commuter benefit option
  • Notify employees
  • Register Now

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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.

Employer Services Representatives are available to provide free assistance. Contact an Employer Services Representative via email at or call them at (510) 285-3182.

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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