Yolo Transportation Management Association

Public Transit Incentive Program

This program promotes the use of public transit.  Commuters who drive alone and choose to switch to commuting by way of a local transit service (Yolobus, Sacramento Regional Transit, Unitrans, Paratransit, or Capitol Corridor/Amtrak) may be eligible to receive financial incentives through The Rideshare Incentive Program (TRIP).  Qualified applicants will receive a financial incentive of $30 per month for two months towards the purchase a monthly transit pass.

TRIP participants, who commute by bus for a period of one year and at least 10 days per month, will receive a $75 bonus incentive and a $25 certificate to a local bookstore chosen by the Yolo TMA (such as The Avid Reader in Davis).

TRIP participants, who commute by train at least 10 days per month for a period of one year, will receive a bonus incentive of $75 and a certificate for a weekend-day roundtrip excursion for two to San Francisco (from either Sacramento or Davis) aboard Amtrak.  The certificate has an estimated value of $25

Guidelines for Participation

  1. Any Yolo TMA member employee may apply to receive an incentive under this program, provided that the employee is paid to work a minimum of 20 hours per week and has been employed by a member business for a minimum of three months.
  2. Individuals must submit an application to be eligible for the public transit incentive program.
  3. Applicants must have been commuting alone by car prior to purchasing a valid monthly transit pass.
  4. Each person receiving a transit incentive will agree to submit a survey showing approximately how many trips were taken by public transit for commute and non-commute trips in and through Yolo County.
  5. Incentives from this program are limited to one per individual in any one calendar year.
  6. Applicants must purchase a valid monthly pass and utilize the transit service (or services) a minimum of forty percent (40%) of their traditional commute time. Non-commute trips are also highly encouraged.
  7. Participants who purchase a transit pass must submit a receipt for reimbursement with application.
  8. Your Employee Transportation Coordinator must sign the application prior to submittal.
  9. Incentives are limited; submitting an application does not ensure funding.