TRACC Commuter Benefits
Berkeley-based employers with ten or more employees must provide a commute program to encourage employees to use public transit, vanpools, or bicycles.
Berkeley’s Tax Relief Action to Cut Commuter Carbon (TRACC) requires that employers with ten or more employees offer their staff benefits to commute by public transit, vanpool, or bicycle.
Employers can choose one or more of the below options:
- Provide a pre-tax payroll deduction program, allowing employees to use up to $125 in pre-tax wages for public transit or vanpool expenses.
- Pay for employee’s public transit, vanpool, or bicycle expenses.
- Provide free shuttle service between home and work on a company-funded vehicle.
Resources for employers
Employers can partner with a vendor company to administer commuter benefits. For a sample list of vendors, see the Commuter Benefit Services Vendors.
You will need a way to enroll employees in their commute programs. You can customize and distribute our sample enrollment form to your employees.