Try Transit Offer

Pledge to try transit as an alternative to driving alone to/from work or campus and receive a pre-loaded $15 Clipper card.  Whether you make the switch one day out of the week or five days a week, taking transit can make a difference!

The Try Transit program has two offerings, one for commuters, and another for college students.

Try Transit to/from Work

You are eligible to receive an incentive if you:

  • Live or work in Contra Costa County.
  • Are 18 years of age or older.
  • Would otherwise drive alone to/from an employment location if this incentive program were not available.
  • Agree to complete a brief questionnaire to assess the effectiveness of this program.

Try Transit to/from College Campus (Students)

You are eligible to receive an incentive if you:

  • Attend one of the following public colleges in Contra Costa County:
    1. CSU Eastbay (Concord Campus)
    2. Contra Costa College
    3. Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill
    4. Los Medanos
  • Are enrolled in a minimum of 9 units
  • Would otherwise drive alone to/from an eligible college campus if this incentive program were not available.
  • Agree to complete a brief questionnaire to assess the effectiveness of this program.

What are the program rules?

  • One person per household is eligible to receive an incentive during the program year from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, while funding is available. (The program is typically renewed every fiscal year, depending on funding.)
  • This incentive program is available only for your home-to-work/campus commute and/or work/campus-to-home commute.
  • 511 Contra Costa may request verification from you or your employer of the information you provide.
  • Falsifying any information will disqualify you from all 511 Contra Costa programs and promotions.
  • 511 Contra Costa reserves the right to make any changes to or to terminate this program at any time without prior notification

Apply Now!

Try Transit to work » 

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Have any questions?

Please contact 511 Contra Costa at 510-210-5932 or creilly@511contracosta.org.