San Francisco, CA – Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation (“Bauer’s IT”) is offering commuter transit services to companies across the San Francisco Bay Area to meet compliance with the Air District Regulation 14, Rule 1, (formerly known as SB 1339). Companies with 50 or more full-time employees within the affected nine counties are now required to register and offer commuter benefits to their employees by September 30, 2014.
Regulation 14, Rule 1, also known as the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program, was established early in March by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Projected to affect over a million Bay Area workers, Bauer’s customizable commute services will help local businesses to make commuting to work a more viable option for their employees. Providing full coverage across the region, Bauer’s consultative and commuter transit services cover the following regulatory benefit options:
- The option for employees to pay for their transit or vanpool expenses with pre-tax dollars
- A transit or vanpool subsidy to reduce, or cover, employees’ monthly transit or vanpool costs
- A low-cost or free shuttle, vanpool, or bus service operated by or for the employer
- An alternative method that would be equally as effective as the other options in reducing single-occupant vehicle trips (and/or vehicle emissions).
Apart from the inherent environmental benefits of shared transit, there are several advantages to the programs for both employers and employees. Bauer’s available services are customizable to meet the needs of all types of businesses, including small and non-profit organizations. The comprehensive services include, but are not limited to, Commute to Work, Small Business van pool and Last Mile Shuttle solutions. Each year, Bauer’s IT corporate commuter programs provide hundreds of dollars in annual, pre-tax savings. Additionally, covered companies can enjoy the extensive support of Bauer’s designated management staff that monitors the maintenance, promotion and success of these commuter programs.
The San Francisco based transportation provider currently operates shuttle programs for several leading tech companies in the Silicon Valley. In light of the recent regulatory amendments, Bauer’s is offering complimentary consultation services for Bay Area Companies interested in offering commuter transportation services. If your company or organization has questions about providing pre-tax commuter benefits, please contact us and we will guide you through the process.