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Are you and Employer with 50 or more Full-time employees?

In 2016, the Legislature adopted Senate Bill 1128 allowing Air District (Bay Area Air Quality Management District, BAAQMD) Regulation 14, Rule 1: Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program (Program) to become a permanent mandatory program. 

The Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program requires all companies/agencies in the Air Districts jurisdiction with 50 or more full-time employees to offer commuter benefits to their employees. These benefits are designed to help reduce congestion and improve air quality in the 9-County Bay Area region.  


To comply with the program requirements, a company/agency must:

  • Register via the Program’s web-based registration system through www.511.org
  • Designate a Commuter Benefits Coordinator
  • Select a pre-approved commuter benefits option or propose an alternative (more information here)
  • Notify employees of the commuter benefit option selected and how to use the benefit (contact the VCommute team for information on setting up your network: support@vcommute.org)
  • Maintain records to document compliance
  • Complete an annual registration update


If you would like additional information on VCommute programs, or help setting up your commuter benefits program, contact us at support@vcommute.org


For additional information on commuter benefits program compliance and enforcement, contact Eric Pop with the Air District at: 415-749-5172 or commuterbenefits@baaqmd.gov