Spare the Air Employer Program

San Mateo

Employer Assistance
How to and Best Practices Building an Employee Commute Program
This overview by Commute.org talks about benefits, goals and strategies of a commute program and ways in which Commute.org can help you implement your program.
Commute.org
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
Commute.org provides a range of services to assist employers with their employee commute programs, including consultations, training, kiosks, ordinance support, relocation assistance, surveys, workshops and customized marketing materials.
Commute.org
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 Bicycle Parking Reimbursement Program
Commute.org offers reimbursements for the purchase and installation of bike racks and lockers in San Mateo County.
Commute.org
Dero
Dero is a vendor for fix-it stations, pumps, bike supplies vending machines.
Dero
Bike Repair Beeline Bikes
Beeline helps employees get bike maintenance or repairs on-site.
Beeline Bikes
Bike Share Bay Bikes
Bay Bikes is an app-based “smart bike” system for San Mateo bicyclists.
City of San Mateo
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 San Mateo County Employer Bicycle Incentives
Commute.org reimburses San Mateo County employers up to half the cost of purchasing and installing bike racks and bike lockers.
Commute.org
On-Site Bike Services Bike Safety Education
Commute.org will come to your worksite to educate employees about bike safety.
Commute.org
San Mateo County Bicycle Safety Workshops
Commute.org can help you offer a lunchtime workshop on bike safety.
Commute.org
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 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
Commute.org
The free my.commute.org tool can help your employees find carpool partners.
Commute.org
Duet
Employees can schedule carpools at their convenience via the rideshare service app. The code SPAREAIR05 will give new customers $5 in free rides!
Duet
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
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 Carpool in San Mateo County!
Carpool drivers and riders can earn up to $4 a day for each commute trip to and from San Mateo County.
Commute.org
San Mateo Vanpool Program
This Commute.org program provides new vanpool riders up to $300 in cash, or new vanpool drivers up to $500 in cash.
Commute.org
Vanpool Program Overview
511 consultants will help you start and maintain full vanpools. Vanpools receive up to $500 in gas card incentives.
511
Vanpool Providers Enterprise
A dedicated Enterprise Rideshare representative can help tailor a vanpool program for your company.
Enterprise
Carsharing
Shared Vehicles U-Haul carshare
This membership-based service lets you reserve and unlock cars for use by the hour, by the day or overnight. U-Haul offers government and university accounts.
U-Haul
Zipcar
This membership-based service lets you reserve and unlock cars for use by the hour, day or week. Zipcar offers business accounts, so you can provide this service to your employees who avoid driving alone to work.
Zipcar
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
Telework and Flex-Schedules Toolkit
This comprehensive guide produced by the County of San Mateo Office of Sustainability provides telework definitions, benefits, case studies, how to’s, technology recommendations, risk and liability information, training materials and many samples of materials to educate and promote telework to your employees.
Commute.org
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 San Mateo County Emergency Ride Home
Commute.org’s guaranteed ride home program reimburses people who commute to a workplace in San Mateo County or students who commute to a participating college in San Mateo County for the cost of their ride home in the event of an emergency or other qualifying circumstance. Individual registration is required.
Commute.org
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 way 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
Commute.org Shuttle Program
Commute.org provides more than 20 first- and last-mile shuttle service to San Mateo County commuters and residents. Shuttles transport commuters from BART, Caltrain and San Francisco Bay Ferry stations to within easy walking distance of many San Mateo County employers. Commute.org shuttles operate during peak commute hours, Monday through Friday excluding most public holidays. 
Commute.org
Transit
Employer Pass Program Caltrain Go Pass
The Caltrain Go Pass program allows companies, educational institutions and residential complexes to purchase annual unlimited-ride passes for all eligible employees, residents or students.
Caltrain
Samtrans Way2Go
The SamTrans Way2Go program allows companies and residential complexes to purchase annual unlimited-ride passes for all eligible employees or residents. 
SamTrans
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