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When you help employees flex their commute, everyone benefits.

Employers encouraging sustainable commute habits help reduce the stress and improve the health of their employees, which in turn reduces employee turnover.

Improved corporate image. Increased recruitment and retention


Improved employee productivity


Survey by the Association for Commuter Transportation of employers with under 1,000 employees, 2016.

Flex Your Commute is here to help you set up a commute program for your organization. Also, as required through the Commuter Benefit Program, Bay Area employers with 50 or more full-time employees in the Air District’s nine-county jurisdiction are required to provide commuter benefit options to their employees.

What is a Commute Program?

A commute program is a resource for your employees to help ease their commute, with the goal of reducing drive-alone trips to your worksite. Employees are motivated to change their commute behavior when actively encouraged by their employer. The best commute programs are designed around where employees live and work and should be unique to your organization.

Comute Program Options

Examples of commute programs:

  • Transit subsidies
  • Providing secure on-site bicycle storage and locker rooms with showers
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Hybrid/remote work
  • Compressed work weeks
  • Allowing employees to set aside pre-tax dollars for transit and vanpool payments
  • Guaranteed ride home programs

What Does Flex Your Commute Offer Employers?

  • Engaged, healthy employees who benefit from low-stress commuting
  • Company resilience by enabling work flexibility
  • Tangible benefits that improve employee retention
  • Strategies to accomplish climate action goals
  • Reduced travel and operating costs when employees meet and work remotely
  • Commuter equity

How to Get Started

Flex Your Commute offers many resources for you to set up your own commute program. Have questions? Reach out to us at flexyourcommute@baaqmd.gov.

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Last Updated: 8/8/2023