Employer eNews March 2020

Valuable information for San Mateo County employers (click here to view online). In this issue:

  • A Balancing Act, Commute.org's Annual Event Now an Online Symposium (March 11)
  • Nominate a Bicyclist for San Mateo County's Bike Commuter of the Year Award
  • Caltrans US-101 Alemany Project update

Carpool 2020 Rewards Program

Carpoolers can receive up to $100 in e-gift cards and get to choose from over 70 retailers and nonprofits for carpooling to or from San Mateo County! When carpool trips are logged  by connecting a Scoop or Waze Carpool account to a STAR account for auto-tracking, commuters can unlock rewards.

Commuters can claim a $25 e-gift card reward every 10 carpool days they track. All rewards are subject to verification and there is a limit of four rewards ($100) per person. Click here for program details and restrictions.

Guaranteed Ride Home Program

Commute.org has a new program for green commuters! If you walk, bike, take transit, ride a shuttle, or carpool/vanpool to work in San Mateo County, you’re eligible for up to 4 reimbursed Guaranteed Rides Home (GRH) each calendar year. Think of it as your green commute insurance.

The GRH program covers an emergency trip home from work in case of:

  • Personal or family Illness/Emergency
  • Eldercare or daycare emergency
  • Bicycle theft or breakdown
  • Inclement weather (for walkers/bicyclists)
  • Carpool partner emergency resulting in loss of ride home

When you encounter an emergency on a day that you use a green commute to work, simply use a taxi, Lyft/Uber, or transit service to get home, and then request a reimbursement through Commute.org’s STAR platform.  

For complete rules and limitations click here. If you have any questions about the program, reach out to Commute.org via email at support@commute.org.

Bicycling in San Mateo County

Interested in switching to a safer, healthier, and more fun commute mode? Check out our resource page for  biking in and around San Mateo County.

Become a Commute STAR at my.commute.org!

1. Register or login at my.commute.org
2. Use the trip planner to discover your commute options.
3. Go to your dashboard and log your trips for a chance to win prizes.