Bay Area Commute Tips

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Bay Area Commute Tips is your resource for commute and transportation maps and incentives in the counties where you live and work. Find the most convenient way to avoid traffic and reduce your commute and travel time by joining a carpool or vanpool, taking transit or biking.

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Solano

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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
Solano Bucks for Bikes: Get 60% off cost of a new bike, up to $100 per person. For any Solano County resident or employee over 18. Solano/Napa Commuter Information (Solano Transportation Authority) commuterinfo.net
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
Zipcar: Pay a membership fee to join, reserve cars by the hour via website or app. Zipcar zipcar.com
Guaranteed Ride Home
Solano Guaranteed Ride Home: Get a free taxi ride or rental car in case of emergency if you work in Solano County. Employers must be pre-registered. Solano/Napa Commuter Information (Solano Transportation Authority) commuterinfo.net
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
Solano Safe Routes to School: Find the safest route to school. Solano/Napa Commuter Information (Solano Transportation Authority) solanosr2s.ca.gov
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 BART High Value Discount tickets and is accepted on FAST, SolTrans and Vacaville City Coach. 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
Transit Promotions: Find promotions and incentives offered by Solano County transit agencies. Solano Mobility solanomobility.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
Solano Back-Up Vanpool Driver Incentive: Earn $100 in gas cards for your first two months as a back-up driver in a vanpool going to, from or through Solano County. Solano/Napa Commuter Information (Solano Transportation Authority) commuterinfo.net
Solano New Vanpool Driver Incentive: Get $100 in gas cards per empty seat for the first month when you start a new vanpool. For vanpools with 70% occupancy driving to, from or through Solano County. Reduced subsidies provided for three months. Solano/Napa Commuter Information (Solano Transportation Authority) commuterinfo.net
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
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