Incentives & Programs

Yolo Commute members are eligible for the programs and incentives below!

 

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Ready to get started? Check out our Commuter Resources Page to find a commute alternative that works for you!

SPIN Bikeshare Incentives

Yolo Commute members based in Davis or who travel to Davis regularly can take advantage of special SPIN bike & scooter share incentives for Yolo Commute members!

Yolo Commute Quarterly Pass

  • $60 per quarter ($20 per month)
  • No unlock fees & up to 500 minutes of trip time for the duration of the pass

Yolo Commute members will receive an exclusive 15% discount on E-moped purchases or rentals at HMP Bikes in Davis! Just show verification of Yolo Commute membership, such as an employee badge or pay stub. Your discount will be applied at the point of sale.

Click on the logo above to learn more about their selection of exciting E-mopeds!

 

Interested in trying a different way of getting to work?

The Rideshare Incentive Program offers our members incentives to use a commuting alternative, including carpooling or vanpooling, public transportation (public bus, light-rail and/or commuter rail), walking, or bicycling. It’s a terrific way to avoid traffic congestion, save on gas, and reduce stress.

TRIP’s goal is to reduce SOV trips by people who work in Yolo County. While TRIP incentives will get you started short-term, the effects are longer lasting. Once commuters have “sampled” a different commute option, they are more likely to appreciate the benefits and continue after the incentive expires.

Only Yolo Commute members qualify for rideshare incentives.

See which commute option is best suited to meet your needs.

The Rideshare Incentive Program (TRIP)
General Rules
  • Participants may try up to three (3) mode incentives + bonus per year.
  • Applicants must have been traveling to and from work by car prior to using the alternative mode to earn the incentive.
  • Applicants are asked to take a photo of themselves using their commute alternative.
Commute Mode Requirement Incentive
Bicycle
Carpool
Walk
Public Transit (e.g. bus, train, light rail)
Micromobility (e.g. scooter)
Vanpool
Initial : Log 10 trips Initial : $30 cash incentive
Bonus : Log additional 10 trips Bonus : Additional $50 cash incentive (total $80)
Participation Guidelines
  1. Any Yolo Commute member employee/resident may apply for TRIP incentives, provided that the employee works at least 20 hours per week and has been employed by a member business for three months. For a residential member, the member development must be the resident’s primary residence.
  2. Applicants must have been commuting or traveling to and from work by car prior to applying.
  3. TRIP participants agree to log their trips via survey below.
  4. TRIP participants are eligible to receive a maximum of $240 in financial incentives per individual per year.
  5. Incentives are limited and subject to available funding.
  6. When trying your new commute, take and save one picture of yourself using your new mode so we can authenticate. You will upload this to the survey.
  7. When you’ve completed 10 trips, you can apply for the $30 incentive.
  8. When you’ve completed an additional 10 trips, you can apply for the $50 incentive.
Receive Your Incentive

Apply for your incentive(s) and log your trips by completing the form below:


TRIP Form:
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    **If you have any questions, contact the Yolo TMA Director Brian Abbanat at babbanat@yctd.org **

    Receive 50% off Yolobus monthly passes!

    Yolo Commute members not already receiving reduced cost/free/subsidized transit passes through their employer or residential development can receive 50% off Yolobus monthly passes!

    How does the program work?
    • Discount applies to regular rate monthly passes only.
    • Users must register and purchase passes through the ZipPass mobile application (click icon below for more info).
    • One pass per user per month is allowed.
    • The 50% discount will be applied at point of purchase.
    Ready to get started?
    • Step 1: Complete registration form below (This information allows us to upload your e-mail address so ZipPass  will recognize you and apply your discount.).
    • Step 2: Receive confirmation from Yolo Commute your e-mail was uploaded to ZipPass.
    • Step 3: Download the ZipPass mobile application.
    • Step 4: Purchase your monthly Yolobus pass through ZipPass. Your discounted pass options will appear after clicking “Yolo Commute” from the “Agency” drop-down menu.

    Only employees or affiliates of the organizations in the drop-down menu are eligible for this program.
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      The Guaranteed Ride Home Program (GRH) is your “safety net” in any rideshare or alternative transportation program. It gives you security to know that you can call a taxi, book a ridehail, or get a rental car paid for by Yolo Commute if you are unable to catch your normal ride due to overtime, illness or other reasons listed below.

      You are eligible to use this program if your employer is a member of Yolo Commute and you do not drive alone to work at least 60 percent of your work week.

      Guidelines

      You may use the Yolo TMA’s Guaranteed Ride Home up to six (6) times a year for the following circumstances:

      • Your ridesharing partner has an emergency and you have no way to get home
      • Unscheduled, approved overtime
      • You are ill and must go home
      • You must get to a family emergency
      • Your commute bicycle broke down and cannot be repaired at your work site
      • Unexpected severe weather is preventing you from bicycling or walking home after work today

      The following uses are not eligible for reimbursement:

      • Personal errands
      • Medical or dental appointments
      • Building evacuations
      • Business travel
      • Job related injuries
      • A natural disaster (floods)
      • Transit problems (the transit provider is responsible for providing another bus)
      • Missed bus, carpool or vanpool ride home
      • Other reasons deemed invalid by program administrator
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      How To Use...

      When an urgent need requires you to get home, we know you don’t have time to deal with vouchers or pre-authorizations. That’s why Yolo Commute makes it easy: just use the options below and we’ll reimburse you.

      Taxi, Lyft, Uber and Via:

      Use who you want. Yolo Commute will reimburse for up to $50. Simply fill out the below form after your trip.

      Rental Car:

      Commuters traveling 20 or more miles from work will use Enterprise Rent-a-Car. You are responsible for returning the car to the rental agency within 24 hrs, with the same fuel level as when rented. A credit/debit card will be necessary to initiate the rental; however, only Yolo Commute will be charged for the vehicle cost, less gas refill and optional insurance.

      Reimbursement:

      Fill out the below form for GRH reimbursement…

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        We strive to reimburse members as quickly as possible, but your patience is appreciated!

        Contact Brian Abbanat or call with any questions:

        babbanat@yctd.org   530-402-2879

        Guaranteed Ride Home

        The GRH gives you security to know that you can call a taxi, book a ridehail, or get a rental car paid for by Yolo Commute if you are unable to catch your normal ride due to overtime, illness or other reasons listed above.

        Electric-assist bicycles are a great way to commute or run errands while at work!

        Yolo Commute is excited to offer members the E-Bike Loan program. With this program, Yolo Commute members can borrow one of three electric-assist bicycles we recently purchased with funding from the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District. We offer the following bicycles:

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        (2) Specialized Turbo Como SL
        • Easy step-through frame
        • Comfortable riding position
        • Front basket
        • Digital display
        • Folding lock
        • Fenders
        • Fits riders 5’5” – 5’10”
        • Up to 28 mph
        Yuba Kombi E5 Cargo
        • Easy step-through frame
        • Comfortable riding position
        • Grab handles and waterproof padded seats for two small children
        • Front basket
        • Digital display
        • Folding lock
        • Fenders
        • Fits riders 5’5” – 6’4”
        • 440 lbs capacity

        Purchased at discount from and expertly assembled by Davis-based Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board, what separates these from lower costs e-bikes is they provide a natural assist based on your pedal effort: more pedal force equals more assist. They also have higher quality brakes, drivetrain, and other components, making your ride that much more enjoyable.

        The Specialized Turbo Como SL is great for single riders who want to try commuting by e-bike. No need to bring an extra set of clothes to work, you won’t need it as riding an electric assist bike allows you to use as much or little effort as you want.

        The Yuba Kombi E5 is great for parents who want to try the “school drop-off” by bike before heading to work. It’s also good for carrying bulky or heavy items during the workday. With an extra stable kickstand, you can load the kiddos without tipping over. We even equipped it with padded seats and grab handles for the kids.

        Yolo Commute knows that you may be hesitant to jump into buying an electric-assist bike. That’s why we offer our members these bikes to borrow so you can “try before you buy”.

        If you would like to borrow one of these awesome electric-assist bicycles, Yolo Commute member representatives can contact us and we will deliver to your workplace. Note, we do not loan the bikes to individuals.

        If your employer is not a Yolo Commute member, ask them to so you can enjoy these bikes and our other incentives and programs!

        May is Bike Month (MIBM) is a legendary annual event for the Sacramento region. Yolo Commute proudly partners with Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates (SABA) who organizes this event, utilizing the Love to Ride platform.

        For 2023 Yolo Commute participated in several events, spearheaded ordering over 1,000 MIBM bike flags to give to the community, and awarded over $12,000 from our MIBM Incentive Program, leveraging over $35,500 of bicycle-related purchases, over $31,000 of which was spent a full-service bicycle shops in the Sacramento region!

        While our incentives have closed for 2023, be sure to apply early next year so you can “go big” when May is Bike Month arrives!

        Take free online bicycling education courses with your Yolo Commute membership (up to $30 per year)! With Cycling Savvy bicycle education courses, you’ll have the knowledge and confidence to bike anywhere safely and have a lot more fun, even when biking in traffic!

        Accessing Cycling Savvy education courses is simple:

        • Click Cycling Savvy logo >>
        • Purchase and watch education course (keep electronic receipt)
        • Complete reimbursement form, below…

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