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Commuting can be a stressful and costly part of an employee’s day. One of the most cost-effective ways recruit and retain employees is to provide benefits that make their commute easier and cheaper.
SF Environment provides free assistance to local businesses looking to develop commuter benefits programs. Have us table at your next event or request a free consultation.
Commuter Benefits: Maintaining a commuter benefits program is an easy, inexpensive and effective recruitment and retention tool. Section 132(f) of the IRS tax code provides tax breaks to businesses that assist employees with reducing the cost of their transit, biking or ridesharing commute.
The San Francisco Commuter Benefits Ordinance requires businesses with 20 or more employees (nationwide) to offer a commuter benefits program to their San Francisco employees. Employers subject to the Ordinance must submit a Compliance Reporting Form by April 30th of each year.
Emergency Ride Home: The Emergency Ride Home Program provides employees of participating businesses a free ride home in case of unexpected personal emergencies. Reimbursements and paperwork are provided by SF Environment. All San Francisco businesses are eligible to enroll in this free program.
Rideshare: Using 511's secure service, we can help your employees find others who wish to share a ride to and from work.
Transportation Consulting: We can help you develop a comprehensive, customized transportation program that will save your company money, make employees happier, improve productivity, and decrease time lost in traffic. Submit the consultation request form to learn more.
- Employee Surveys – Determine the current commute habits of your employees, their barriers to using sustainable transportation, and their attitudes about various alternatives. The survey gives you an idea of programs to promote and provides a benchmark to measure success.
- Density Maps – Maps that display employee residential clusters will help determine which commute options could work best for them.
Event and Outreach Assistance: SF Environment can staff health, benefit and transportation fairs at your office. Have your employees talk with us about their commute options. Request our attendance at your next event!
For more information, contact:
San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment)
City & County of San Francisco
Phone: (415) 355-3727
San Francisco is habitat for 800,000 people – meeting needs for space to work, play, and learn; for food, water, and air; for community with local flora and fauna. SF Environment provides support for urban agriculture and forestry and green buildings, helping residents and businesses harness environmental opportunities.