Use Employer Transit Benefits

Ask your employer to consider providing commute incentive options, including:

  • Pre-tax benefit — Allows employees to exclude their transit or vanpooling expenses from taxable income.
  • Employer subsidy — Provides a subsidy to reduce or cover employees’ monthly transit or vanpool costs.

These options are beneficial to employees and employers, providing employees with pre-tax dollars for commute choices and lowering payroll tax for employers. Commuter Benefits Programs are mandatory for all employers in the Bay Area with 50 of more full-time employees.

If you have questions or need help with registration, please contact your commuter benefits coordinator at your employer, or contact the 511 Commuter Benefits Specialist at commuterbenefits@511.org, or call 511 and say “Commuter Benefits.” ​ Or visit the Commuter Benefits Program page on 511.org.


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