Shuttles and Rideshare

Learn about a program that helps to reduce single-occupancy commuter vehicle trips in the region by providing funding to projects that offer shuttle/feeder bus and regional ridesharing services.

Reducing single-occupancy commute trips is one of the key strategies for improving air quality in the Bay Area. For FYE 2019, up to $4 million in Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) funding will be awarded through the Existing Shuttle/Feeder Bus and Regional Ridesharing Services Grant Program to public agencies to support the operation of two types of trip-reduction services:

  • Shuttle/Feeder Bus Services: Costs directly related to the operation of existing routes that link commuters to mass transit in areas that are under-served and lack other comparable service.
  • Regional Ridesharing Services: Costs directly related to the operation and promotion of existing carpool and vanpool programs and operation of other existing rideshares. Projects must be comprised of riders from at least five counties within the Air District’s jurisdiction, with no one county accounting for more than 80 percent of all riders. 

Eligibility

Only public agencies (including public institutions) that sponsor existing shuttle routes and regional rideshare services are eligible to apply. For a full list of eligibility requirements, see the Existing Shuttle/Feeder Bus and Regional Ridesharing Services Application Guidance for FYE 2019 in the Resources section below.

This program does not provide funding for development of new routes or services, or for purchasing or leasing vehicles or equipment needed to operate services. Public and private organizations who are seeking funding to purchase new, clean buses, shuttles and other medium- and heavy-duty vehicles are encouraged to apply to the Carl Moyer Program or to contact the Air District to learn about other funding opportunities. Public agencies who are seeking funding to start up other trip reduction services are encouraged to learn about the Pilot Trip Reduction Program and to contact their local Congestion Management Agencies to inquire about local funding opportunities.  

How to Apply

Applications for the FYE 2019 program are being accepted until 4:00PM on Monday, September 17, 2018. Board resolutions may be submitted after the application deadline, but no later than by October 3, 2018.   

  1. Review the Existing Shuttle/Feeder Bus and Regional Ridesharing Services Application Guidance for complete eligibility and program information.
  2. Attend an application workshop to learn about the program and application process.
  3. Apply – in order to be considered complete, each application package must be submitted online AND as a hard copy: 

Online application: submit the online application form and upload the required supplemental documents as attachments.

Apply for Shuttle/Feeder Bus Service
 Apply Here 

Apply for Regional Ridesharing Service
 Apply Here 

Hard copy: Print and sign one copy of the completed online application form, and mail the signed hard copy along with the required supplemental documents to:

Attn: Chengfeng Wang, Program Manager
Strategic Incentives Division; Bay Area Air Quality Management District
375 Beale St., Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94105

Workshops and Events

Air District staff will conduct pre-application webinars (free and online) to review program requirements, application process, evaluation criteria, and grantee/project sponsor’s administrative requirements. Please note that registration is required to attend a webinar, and early registration is encouraged as each webinar is limited to 100 attendees. Webinar attendance is required for new applicants who were not awarded TFCA Program funds in FYE 2018, and voluntary (but highly encouraged) for current TFCA shuttle and ridesharing program project sponsors.

Register to attend one of the following webinars:

  • Register for the Tuesday, August 14, 2018 (10:30AM – 11:30AM) webinar
  • Register for the Monday, August 27, 2018 (1:30PM – 2:30PM) webinar

Based on demand, additional webinars may be scheduled in the future. Information on the webinars will be posted to this web page, and interested parties are encouraged to sign up for the Air District’s email list or check this web page regularly for updates.

Resources

Chengfeng Wang
Manager, Strategic Incentives

415.749.8647

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Last Updated: 8/1/2018