Grant Funding for Pilot Trip Reduction Projects

Provide input on the development of a new grant program.

Reducing single occupancy vehicle trips (also known as "trip reduction") by providing first- and last-mile connections to transit is an integral part of the Air District’s strategy for reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector in the Bay Area.

For over 20 years, the Air District has supported trip reduction initiatives through its Shuttle and Ridesharing grant program, which offers funding to public agencies who sponsor first- and last-mile connection services to regional transit systems, and through its Bicycle Facilities program, which offers funding to public agencies to support the construction and installation of new bikeways and bicycle parking.

Public Input Process

To help the region achieve its clean air and climate protection goals, the Air District is seeking input and information about innovative alternative trip-reduction mobility solutions that can cost-effectively reduce commute-hour, single occupancy vehicle trips. The Air District is especially interested in solutions that are scalable and replicable throughout the region, and that can be expanded at low or no cost to public agencies.

The Air District is gathering information from local government agencies and businesses about new, innovative trip reduction services, and experiences implementing these services. This information will be used to develop a grant program that will seek to award up to $3 million to 2-4 projects that pilot innovative trip reduction solutions in the region’s highly impacted CARE areas or priority development areas. The grant program is scheduled to begin accepting letters of interest in mid-December 2017.

Survey of Local Government Agencies: Cities, counties, and other interested parties are encouraged to share their efforts and experiences in implementing innovative trip reduction strategies.

To provide information and/or input, please complete a short 3-5 minute survey by Friday, December 8, 2017.

Survey of Businesses: Vendors, service providers, and other interested parties are encouraged to share information about their innovative and cost-effective trip reduction solutions.

To provide information and/or input, please respond to the survey by Friday, December 8, 2017.


The Air District is conducting several stakeholder workshops to gather feedback to help inform the development of a solicitation for a pilot trip reduction program. The following workshops have been scheduled:

  • Monday, November 13, 2017, 2 PM – 3 PM (Register)
  • Monday, December 4, 2017, 2 PM – 3 PM (Register)

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Last Updated: 11/7/2017