San Mateo

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Bay Bikes: Burlingame-Millbrae Spin Bikeshare, sponsored by Cities of Burlingame and Millbrae City of San Mateo
San Mateo County Bicycle Safety Workshops: Interested in learning about bicycle safety? can work with your employer to offer a lunchtime workshop.
511: Sign up for Merge to find your own carpool matches 511
San Mateo County Carpool to College program: Earn $100 e-gift card for carpooling to, from or through San Mateo County to college at least 2 days a week for 2 consecutive months.
San Mateo County New Carpooler Incentive: Earn a $100 e-gift card when you start carpooling to, from or through San Mateo County.
Trip Planner/ Ride Matching Tool: STAR, a desktop based tool to log your commute trips and discover your transportation options, including carpool and vanpool partners.
Turo: This peer-to-peer carsharing service lets you rent out your car when you’re not using it, or rent someone else’s car when they’re not using it. Turo
Zipcar: Pay a membership fee to join, reserve cars by the hour via website or app. Zipcar
Emergency Ride Home
San Mateo County Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH): The GRH program reimburses commuters who chose to carpool, vanpool, take transit, bicycle or walk to work or college in San Mateo County with a free trip home, up to program limits, in the event of a qualified emergency. Visit for more information.
Lyft/LyftLine: Catch a ride on your own, or share your trip with others. Lyft
Uber/uberPOOL: Catch a ride on your own, or share your trip with others. Uber
San Mateo County Safe Routes to School: Learn how to safely walk, bike, and carpool to school while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and making our communities healthier for all. Find out if your school is participating! San Mateo County Office of Education
Tax Benefits
Commuter Tax Benefits: Save money by paying for transit and vanpools with pre-tax wages. N/A
Transit and Shuttles
BART Carpool Parking: Carpool to BART for special parking privileges. BART
Clipper: The region's all-in-one transit card is the only way to get SamTrans, Caltrain and VTA discount passes and more. Metropolitan Transportation Commission
San Mateo County First/Last Mile Shuttle Services: Ride one of the 20+ shuttles between major transit stations and employer sites and residential locations.
San Mateo County Transit Incentives: Try public transit to, from or through San Mateo County with free tickets for Caltrain, SamTrans or San Francisco Bay Ferry.
Transit & Trails App: Get to parks and open spaces near you with the Transit & Trails app. Bay Area Open Space Council
Commute with Enterprise: The Bay Area Vanpool Program provides $500 per month to qualifying vanpool groups who rent their vanpools from Commute with Enterprise. 511
Vanpool Seat Subsidies: The Bay Area Vanpool Program will subsidize empty seats in your owner-operated vanpool up to $300. 511
San Mateo County New Vanpool Driver Incentive: Earn up to $500 cash for driving a vanpool of seven or more passengers for a minimum of six months.
San Mateo County New Vanpool Rider Incentive: Earn up to $300 cash for riding in a vanpool of seven or more passengers for a minimum of three months.
Other Incentives
Merge Promotions: Log your carpool and earn prizes! 511
Discounted Carpool/Vanpool Tolls: Vanpools with 11-15 passengers that register with the Bay Area Vanpool Program get TOLL FREE PASSAGE on the Bay Area's seven state-owned toll* bridges. These bridges are the Antioch, Benicia-Martinez, Carquinez, Dumbarton, Richmond-San Rafael, San Mateo-Hayward and San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Vanpools must use the dedicated carpool lanes to receive the discounts. Caltrans
HOV Lanes: Get there faster in a high-occupancy vehicle lane. 511
Park & Ride Lots: Take advantage of 150 free, convenient Park & Ride lots to meet carpool partners, meet your vanpool or catch your bus. Caltrans, transit agencies, and local cities
San Mateo County Commute Rewards: Log Trips, Earn Points & Get Rewarded. Log your green trips to earn points and redeem your points for prizes.