• Employer Assistance
    How to and Best Practices TDM (Transportation Demand Management) Strategies: Commute Trip Reduction
    This overview talks about the various elements an employer can incorporate into a commute program, impacts, benefits and costs, and other considerations when creating a program. It also includes useful case studies.
    Victoria Transport Policy Institute
    Employer Services Employer Services
    SNCI can provide employer consultations, marketing and outreach support, onsite events, a wide variety of brochures and transit schedules, vanpool formation asssitance and trip planning for all transportation methods.
    Solano Napa Commuter Information
    Marketing and Incentives TDM (Transportation Demand Management) Marketing
    This overview helps employers understand how to develop and implement TDM marketing programs and strategies starting with identifying which types of transportation services are desired and barriers to alternative modes.
    Victoria Transport Policy Institute
    TDM (Transportation Demand Management) Strategies: Commuter Financial Incentives
    This overview discusses financial incentives employers can offer to entice employees to use a commute alternative, including parking cash out, commuter benefits and more.
    Victoria Transport Policy Institute
    WRA Environmental Consultants – Employee Incentives
    This short video talks about WRA’s commitment to promoting carpooling and other alternatives and their incentive program that lets employees earn extra hours of vacation time for using commute alternatives.
    Spare the Air
  • Bicycling
    How to and Best Practices Corporate Bike Programs
    This vendor provides a variety of services to help employers establish and manage bike programs for their employees.
    Bikes Make Life Better
    Bike Facilities Dero
    Dero is a vendor for fix-it stations, pumps, bike supplies vending machines.
    Dero
    Madrax
    Madrax is a vendor for fix-it stations, pumps, bike supplies vending machines.
    Madrax
    Bike Repair Beeline Bikes
    Beeline helps employees get bikes maintenance or repairs on-site.
    Beeline Bikes
    Bike to Work Day Bike to Work Day Toolkit
    Get your organization involved in this annual Bay Area-wide event to promote commuting by bike.
    Multiple
    Incentives Bucks for Bikes
    Bucks for Bikes provides an incentive of up to $100 for individuals who purchase a new bike for commuting. Applicants must live or work in Solano or Napa counties and meet additional requirements.
    Solano Napa Commute Information
  • Carpooling/vanpooling
    How to and Best Practices How to Start a Carpool Program
    This quick-start guide walks you through the steps of starting a carpool program for employees.
    511
    How to start a Vanpool Program
    This quick-start guide walks you through the steps of starting a vanpool program for employees.
    511
    Ridesharing: Carpooling and Vanpooling
    This section provides detailed descriptions of carpooling and vanpooling, information on costs and benefits, case studies, resources and references, and tips to provide to employees.
    Victoria Transport Policy Institute
    Vanpools: Creative Adaptations to Meet Changing Markets
    This issue focuses on vanpools and includes case studies, best practices and resources for starting a vanpool program.
    Association for Commuter Transportation
    Carpool Matching 511 RideMatch
    The free 511 RideMatch Service can help your employees find carpool partners.
    511
    Carpool Now
    The Spare the Air Employer Program provides free lunchtime carpool matching events for employers meeting program criteria.
    Spare the Air Employer Program
    Carzac
    Employees can schedule carpools at their convenience via the rideshare service app. The code SPAREAIR05 will give new customers $5 in free rides!
    Carzac
    Scoop
    Employees can schedule carpools at their convenience via the rideshare service app. The code SPAREAIR05 will give new customers $5 in free rides!
    Scoop
    Waze Carpool
    Choose who you carpool with based on detailed profiles, price and distance of route. Enter SPAREAIR05 for a free ride.
    Waze
    HOV & Express Lanes Carpools on Bridges
    Help your employees learn how to take advantage of carpool discounts on Bay Area bridges.
    511
    HOV Lanes
    Carpools, vanpools and eligible clean air vehicles can drive in high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes during commute hours. HOV hours of operation and carpool occupancy requirements vary by lane.
    511
    Incentives Become a Vanpool Driver
    A representative will work with companies to introduce and set up vanpools. Possible incentives of $100-$300.
    Solano Napa Commuter Information
    Vanpool Program Overview
    511 consultants will help you start and maintain full vanpools. Vanpools receive up to $500 in gas card incentives.
    511
    Napa County Vanpool Program
    A representative will work with companies to introduce and set up vanpools with employees. A possible $600/month incentive for participants available for first year.
    Solano Napa Commuter Information
    Vanpool Providers Enterprise
    A dedicated Enterprise Rideshare representative can help tailor a vanpool program for your company.
    Enterprise
  • Commuter Benefits
    How to and Best Practices Bay Area Commuter Benefit Program Employer Guide
    This comprehensive guide explains the requirements of the Commuter Benefit Program and various options for compliance, as well as how to get started. This guide contains dozens of resources as well as answers to frequently asked questions.
    BAAQMD/MTC
    Commuter Benefit Program
    This hour-long webinar walks viewers through the requirements of the Commuter Benefit Program and discusses options for compliance.
    BAAQMD/MTC
    Ordinances/Regulations Commuter Benefit Program
    This regional program requires employers with 50 or more full-time employees to register and offer one of several options of commuter benefits to employees.
    BAAQMD/MTC
    Vendors Clipper Direct
    Clipper Direct is the pre-tax transit benefit program operated by the Bay Area’s transit fare payment card program.
    MTC
    Private Pre-Tax Transportation Benefit Vendors
    A variety of privately operated pre-tax transportation benefit programs offer vouchers, transit benefit debit cards, direct loading to Clipper cards or a combination.
    Various
  • Flexwork
    How to and Best Practices How to Start a Telework Program
    This overview discusses the steps needed to implement a telework program and keys to a successful program.
    511
    How to Start a Variable Work Hours Program
    This overview from 511 tells you how to implement a flextime, compressed work week or staggered work hours schedule as a means to reduce commute trips.
    511
    Sample Policy
    The California Department of Human Resources produced this detailed alternative work week schedule policy for their own employees.
    California Department of Human Resources
    TDM Strategies: Improved Transport Options – Alternative Work Schedules
    This overview addresses a range of alternative work schedules: flextime, compressed work week and staggered shifts.
    Victoria Transport Policy Institute
    The Telework Issue
    This issue of ACT’s TDM Review is focused on telework and includes case studies, tips for successful telework programs, and how new technologies make telework more feasible.
    Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT)
    Why Compressed Work Weeks Can be Great for Employees and Employers
    This article from HuffPost talks about concrete ways both employees and employers benefit from compressed work weeks.
    HuffPost
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
    How to and Best Practices How to Start a Guaranteed Ride Home Program
    This 511 guide covers the benefits of guaranteed ride home programs as well as implementation tips.
    511
    GRH/ERH Programs Napa Guaranteed Ride Home
    Commuters can get a free taxi ride or rental car in case of emergency if they work in Napa County. Employer and employee must be pre-registered.
    Solano/Napa Commuter Information
  • Professional Resources
    Professional Organizations Association for Commuter Transportation
    The Association for Commuter Transportation is the development and support organization for professionals working in the field of transportation demand management (TDM). Through advocacy, education, and networking efforts, ACT works to improve the lives of commuters, the livability of communities, and the economic growth of businesses.
    Association for Commuter Transportation
    International Society of Sustainability Professionals
    The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is the world’s leading professional association of sustainability professionals. ISSP works to make sustainability standard practice through empowering professionals to advance sustainability in organizations and communities around the globe. As a professional association, ISSP improves the skills of sustainability practitioners through ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification, education, knowledge sharing, research, and professional credentials.
    International Society of Sustainability Professionals
    Young Professionals in Transportation
    Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) is an international nonprofit coalition of organizations supporting professional development, fellowship, and networking for young professionals in the transportation field. The San Francisco Bay Area chapter includes transportation professionals and advocates working toward safe, efficient, and sustainable transportation.
    Young Professionals in Transportation
    Recognition Programs Best Workplaces for Commuters
    Employers can secure national recognition for their sustainable commuting practices through Best Workplaces for Commuters, an organization honoring employers providing excellent transportation alternative programs. The Best Workplaces website includes descriptions of the innovative and effective practices of the recognized employers.
    Best Workplaces for Commuters
    Business Environmental Awards
    Since 1990, Acterra has been celebrating sustainable business practices in the San Francisco Bay Area through its Business Environmental Awards. They have recognized nearly 200 businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Applications are available in the fall.
    Acterra
    CoolCalifornia Small Business Awards
    The CoolCalifornia Small Business Awards recognizes leadership and innovation among small businesses that take action to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, promote climate friendly practices, and integrate sustainability throughout their business operations.
    California EPA, California Air Resources Board, Renewable & Appropriate Energy Laboratory (UC Berkeley) and Next 10
    Excellence in Motion Awards
    MTC’s regional awards program recognizes people, projects and organizations that improve the w www.actweb.org Home - Association for Commuter Transportation Overview of new certification program for TDM professionals. ay people get around the Bay Area each day. This awards program takes place every other year in even-numbered years.
    Metropolitan Transportation Commission
    Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Awards
    This statewide program recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable voluntary contributions in conserving California’s precious resources, protecting and enhancing our environment, building public-private partnerships and strengthening the state’s economy.
    California EPA
  • Shuttles
    How to and Best Practices Shared Employer Shuttles: Sharing the Road and the Savings
    This hour-and-a-half long webinar details how several US employers shared the cost of a shuttle service. The webinar addresses high-tech long-haul shuttles, a partnership with a microtransit provider, and more.
    ACT/Best Workplaces for Commuters
    Shuttles 101 Webinar (2014)
    This comprehensive webinar from 2014 talks about how to set up a shuttle program, with research on needs, funding, partners, how to begin, and more.
    Southern Alameda Spare the Air Resource Team
    Shuttles 101 Webinar, Part 1 (2013)
    This hour-long webinar from 2013 covers the first half of a workshop on designing and implementing a shuttle program. Part 1 covers the basics of setting up a shuttle program.
    Southern Alameda Spare the Air Resource Team
    Shuttles 101 Webinar, Part 2 (2013)
    This hour-long webinar from 2013 covers the second half of a workshop on designing and implementing a shuttle program. Part 2 presents case studies on how various employers have implemented shuttle programs, challenges they encountered and tips for success.
    Southern Alameda Spare the Air Resource Team
    Private Service Provider Bauer’s Transportation
    Employers can contract with this provider for employee shuttle services.
    Bauer’s Transportation
    Black Tie
    Employers can contract with this provider for employee shuttle services.
    Black Tie
    Chariot
    Employers can contract with this provider for shuttle services for their employees. Chariot also operates fixed-route services and accepts pre-tax commuter benefits (via Commuter Checks, transit benefit debit cards and WageWorks) as well as direct employer subsidies for payment.
    Chariot
    Compass Transportation
    Employers can contract with this provider for employee shuttle services.
    Compass Transportation
    Corinthian
    Employers can contract with this provider for employee shuttle services.
    Corinthian
    MV Transportation
    Employers can contract with this provider for employee shuttle services.
    MV Transportation
    Ridepal
    Employers can contract with this provider for employee shuttle services.
    Ridepal
    San Francisco Minibus
    Employers can contract with this provider for employee shuttle services.
    San Francisco Minibus
    Trans Metro
    Employers can contract with this provider for employee shuttle services.
    Trans Metro
    Veolia Transportation
    Employers can contract with this provider for employee shuttle services.
    Veolia Transportation
    WeDriveU
    Employers can contract with this provider for employee shuttle services.
    WeDriveU
    Worldwide/El Paseo
    Employers can contract with this provider for employee shuttle services.
    Worldwide/El Paseo
  • Transit
    Transit Fare Payment Program Clipper
    Clipper is the all-in-one fare payment card accepted on virtually all public transit in the Bay Area. Cards are available for bulk purchase for employers and other organizations.
    Metropolitan Transportation Commission
  • Walking
    How to and Best Practices 10 Tips for Walking to Work
    Walking to work is a great way to stay healthy and save money on commuting costs. This tip sheet contains helpful information you can share with employees.
    Very Well
    Worksite Walking Program Starter Kit
    This simple starter kit shows businesses the steps needed to create a successful and long-lasting walking program.
    St. Joseph Health
    Safety/Walkability California Walks
    California Walks is a statewide voice for pedestrian safety and healthy, walkable communities for people of all ages and abilities.
    California Walks
    Map My Walk
    This online app lets you map and track walks, and can also create team challenges – perfect for employers.
    Under Armour
    Walk Safety
    This safety sheet includes nine tips for walking safely.
    St. Joseph Health
    Walk Score
    Walk Score calculates the walkability of an address and how easy it is to live a car-lite lifestyle. Use it to help employees who live near work determine if walking will work for them.
    Walk Score