Shuttles and Rideshare

Learn about grants that reduce single-occupancy commuter vehicle trips in the region.

As part of the overall trip reduction strategy for the Bay Area, existing shuttle and feeder bus services and regional ridesharing services play a key role in helping the region attain clean air by eliminating motor vehicle trips. 

The Air District supports this effort by providing funding through this program to existing shuttle and feeder bus services that link commuters with mass transit in areas where there are no other options, as well as to existing regional ridesharing services.

The FYE 2017 cycle opened on July 21, 2016, and applications will be accepted through Thursday, September 1, 2016. Board resolutions may be submitted after the application deadline, but no later than by September 22, 2016. 

Up to $4 million is available for this program and funding will be awarded on a competitive basis. The maximum amount of TFCA funds that can be awarded to a public agency is $1.5 million per calendar year.


Only public agencies and institutions are eligible to apply to this program. Non-public entities are encouraged to visit the webpages that provide information about eligible grant opportunities for Businesses & Fleets and Residents.

How to Apply

  1. Review the Shuttles & Rideshare Program Guidance for complete eligibility and program information.
  2. Attend an application workshop to learn about the program and application process (not required, but encouraged).
  3. Apply – In order to be considered complete, each application package must be submitted online AND as a hard copy: 
  • Hard copy: Print one copy of the completed online application form and mail the signed hard copy along with the required attachments to: 

Air District
Attn: Chengfeng Wang, Supervising Staff Specialist

Strategic Incentives Division

375 Beale St., Suite 600 
San Francisco, CA 94105

Workshops and Events

Air District staff will conduct pre-application webinars to review the program requirements, the application process, and the application evaluation criteria. Registration is required for participation in the webinars, and early registration is encouraged, as the webinars are limited to 100 attendees. Webinar attendance is required for new applicants, and voluntary, but highly encouraged for project sponsors who were awarded funds in FYE 2016 (current grantees).

Pre-Application Webinar Dates:

• Thursday, July 28, 2016 (2:00PM – 3:00PM) - Register
• Monday, August 8, 2016 (10:00AM – 11:00AM) - Register
• Thursday, August 25, 2016 (10:00AM – 11:00AM) - Register

Based on demand, additional webinars may be scheduled. Notices about additional pre-application webinars will be sent via email to parties that have signed up to receive TFCA email alerts. Interested parties are also encouraged to visit the program website for updates. 


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Michael Neward
Administrative Analyst, Strategic Incentives


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Last Updated: 6/22/2017