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, or call 511 and say “Commuter Benefits.” ​ Or visit the Commuter Benefits Program page on

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