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Wood Burning Prohibited

Spare the Air Alert in effect through Friday, October 2.  Wood burning is banned.  Burn bans can occur year-round for wildfires. Smoke from wildfires is impacting air quality.  See our hourly air quality data for the most up-to-date information, as well as Press Releases@AirDistrict, and our Wildfire Safety Tips web page.  Sign up for Bay Area Air Alerts.  en Español

Pilot Trip Reduction Grant Program

The Pilot Trip Reduction Grant Program provides funding to public agencies to support the demonstration of new, innovative, cost-effective alternatives to fixed-route shuttle service in order to cost-effectively reduce commute-hour, single-occupancy vehicle trips in the Bay Area’s highly impacted and priority development areas. 

This program is now open and accepting letters of interest from public agencies. The submittal deadline is March 12, 2018.

Reducing single occupancy vehicle trips (also known as "trip reduction") by providing first- and last-mile connections to transit is an integral part of the Air District’s strategy for reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector in the Bay Area.

For over 20 years, the Air District has supported trip reduction initiatives through its Shuttle and Ridesharing grant program, which offers funding to public agencies who sponsor first- and last-mile connection services to regional transit systems, and through its Bicycle Facilities program, which offers funding to public agencies to support the construction and installation of new bikeways and bicycle parking.

The Pilot Trip Reduction Program aims to expand the Air District’s trip reduction initiatives by providing funding to support the demonstration of new and innovative trip-reduction mobility solutions that provide first- and last-mile connections to mass transit that cost-effectively reduce commute-hour, single occupancy vehicle trips in the Bay Area’s highly impacted CARE and priority development areas.

The Air District is especially interested in alternatives to fixed-route shuttle solutions that are scalable and replicable throughout the region and that can be expanded at low or no cost to public agencies. Up to $3 million is available for this program, with maximum grant funding of $1.5 million per project, which may be used to support up to two years of operating costs.


Only public agencies are eligible to apply.  For a full list of eligibility requirements, see the Pilot Trip Reduction Grant Program Application Guidance.

How to Apply

Please read the Pilot Trip Reduction Grant Program Application Guidance completely before applying; incomplete submittals will not be considered for an award. This is a competitive solicitation that consists of two phases. In Phase 1, interested parties are invited to submit completed letters of interest by 4 PM on Monday, March 12, 2018.

To apply, please fill out the online form and upload your letter of interest.

The Air District will evaluate all initial proposals and those that are most complete and most likely to be eligible for funding will be invited to move forward to the second phase and to submit a full application for further evaluation.

Workshops (Mandatory)

Applicants must attend at least one mandatory pre-application workshop before submitting a letter of interest. Each workshop will be held online via webinar and is limited to 100 attendees. Registration is required. The workshops will cover program requirements, the application process and evaluation criteria, and the grantee/project sponsor’s administrative requirements. The following workshops have been scheduled:

Based on the demand, additional workshops may be scheduled. Notices about additional pre-application workshops will be sent via e-mail to parties that have signed up to receive  TFCA email alerts.

Potential Partnerships

If you are a provider of trip reduction solutions and are interested in partnering with a local Bay Area public agency, please fill out the online Partnership Interest form.   Information will be compiled and published in this List of Trip Reduction Solution Providers.


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Last Updated: 1/17/2018