Posts Tagged "vanpool"

Enter for a chance to WIN a $20 BART ticket! If you skip driving alone and walk, bike, carpool, take transit, or vanpool to work from Contra Costa, posting a photo of your green trip gives you the chance to win a $20 BART ticket. Just post with the hashtag #511CCgreencommute and you’re entered to […]

The I-580 Express Lanes through Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore are now open! Here’s what you need to know to use them: All drivers will need a FasTrak® or FasTrak® Flex toll tag and valid FasTrak account to use the lanes. The Express Lanes will be toll-free for carpools, vanpools, eligible clean-air vehicles, buses and motorcycles […]

You’ve probably noticed that traffic congestion in the Bay Area is as bad as it’s ever been, starting at 5 o’clock each morning. Congestion isn’t expected to get better anytime soon and is increasing faster than population and employment. So if you’ve been considering making the switch from commuting alone by car, now is the perfect time! Here are […]

Fireworks in Pinole, CA in Contra Costa County

Transit riders and vanpoolers who take advantage of pre-tax commuter benefits with their employer will find that their maximum monthly limit decrease to $130 starting January 1, 2014 from $245 in 2013. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (HR 8) restored the pre-tax transit and vanpool commuter benefits to be on par with the […]

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The staff of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) will conduct public workshops to present, discuss, and receive comments on draft Regulation 14, Rule 1: The Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program. What is the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program? California Senate Bill 1339, signed into law […]

Bike to Work Day at the Mid Market Energizer Station

Bike to Work Day 2010 in San Francisco. Photo credit: Bay Area Fair Trade Coalition In an earlier post here at 511 Contra Costa we noted that commuter benefits for vanpooling and public transportation had been restored through the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (HR 8) to be on par with the qualified parking benefit For the 2013 […]

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The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (HR 8) has restored the pre-tax transit and vanpool commuter benefits to be on par with the qualified parking benefit. For the 2013 calendar year: up to $245 per employee per month for vanpool and all public transportation up to $245 per employee per month for qualified parking, […]