Promoting the use of public transit, ridesharing, biking, and walking
Reducing motor vehicle travel and traffic congestion
Reducing GHG emissions and other air pollutants
Improving air quality and public health
Saving money for employees and employers
Commuter Benefit Options
To comply with the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program, employers must register and offer one of the four following Commuter Benefit Options to their employees by September 30, 2014:
Allow employees to exclude their transit of vanpool costs from taxable income, to the maximum amount, as allowed by federal law (currently $13/month).
Employer-provided transit subsidy (or transit pass) or vanpool subsidy of up to $75/month.
Employer-provided free or low cost bus, shuttle, or vanpool service operated by or for the employer.
An alternative employer-provided commuter benefit that is as effective in reducing single occupant vehicles as Options 1-3.