Bay Area Commute Tips

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Sonoma

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Bicycle
Bike Mapper: Plan your trip with Bike Mapper! 511 gis.mtc.ca.gov
Bike Racks on Buses: Take your bike with you on the bus. 511 511.org
Carpool
511: Sign up for the free 511 RideMatch Service to find your own carpool matches. 511 511.org
Carzac: Carpool whenever you need, and pay through the Carzac app. Enter SPAREAIR05 for $5 in free rides! Carzac carzac.com
Scoop: Schedule carpools at your convenience via the rideshare service app. Enter SPAREAIR05 for $5 in free rides! Scoop takescoop.com
Carshare
Turo: This peer-to-peer carsharing service lets you rent out your car when you’re not using it, or rent someone else’s car when they’re not using it. Turo turo.com
Zipcar: Pay a membership fee to join, reserve cars by the hour via website or app. Zipcar zipcar.com
Guaranteed Ride Home
Santa Rosa Guaranteed Ride Home: Get a free taxi ride in case of emergency if you work in Santa Rosa. Employers must be pre-registered. City of Santa Rosa santarosafreeride.org
Sonoma Emergency Ride Home: Get reimbursed for your ride home in the event of an emergency when you use a mode other than driving alone to get to work. Anyone who works or goes to college in Sonoma County is eligible. No advanced registration is required. Sonoma County Transportation Authority scta.ca.gov
Ridehailing
Lyft/LyftLine: Catch a ride on your own, or share your trip with others. Lyft lyft.com
Uber/uberPOOL: Catch a ride on your own, or share your trip with others. Uber uber.com
Schools
Sonoma County Safe Routes to School: Learn how to safely walk, bike, and carpool to school while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and making our communities healthier. Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition/Sonoma County Department of Health Services sonomasaferoutes.org
Tax Benefits
Commuter Tax Benefits: Save money by paying for transit and vanpools with pre-tax wages. N/A 511.org
Transit
511 Trip Planner: Plan your transit trip and check departure times at 511. 511 511.org
BART Carpool Parking: Carpool to BART for special parking privileges. BART bart.gov
Clipper: The region's all-in-one transit card is the only way to get Golden Gate Transit discount passes. Metropolitan Transportation Commission clippercard.com
Transit Apps: Plan trips, find out departure times and get alerts using a variety of apps. 511 511.org
Transit & Trails App: Get to parks and open spaces near you with the Transit & Trails app. Bay Area Open Space Council transitandtrails.org
Vanpool
New Vanpool $500 Incentive: Earn $500 in gas cards for starting a vanpool registered with 511 Rideshare. 511 511.org
New Vanpool Seat Subsidies: 511 Rideshare will subsidize empty seats in your vanpool up to $300. 511 511.org
Other Incentives
511 Rideshare Promotions: Enter contests or log your carpool and other green commute trips to be eligible to win prizes! 511 511.org
Discounted Carpool/Vanpool Tolls: Carpools and vanpools pay discounted tolls on bridges. Caltrans 511.org
HOV Lanes: Get there faster in a high-occupancy vehicle lane. 511 511.org
Park & Ride Lots: Take advantage of 150 free, convenient Park & Ride lots to meet carpool partners, meet your vanpool or catch your bus. Caltrans, transit agencies, and local cities 511.org
Santa Rosa Free Ride: Discounted bus passes and prizes for carpoolers, bicyclists and walkers! City of Santa Rosa santarosafreeride.org