Shuttles and Rideshare

Learn about grants that reduce single-occupancy commuter vehicle trips in the region.

As part of the overall trip reduction strategy for the Bay Area, shuttle and feeder bus services and regional ridesharing services play a key role in helping the region attain clean air by eliminating single occupancy vehicle trips.

In fiscal year ending (FYE) 2018, up to $4 million is available for eligible shuttle and feeder bus services and regional ridesharing services.


Only public agencies (including public institutions) that sponsor existing projects (existing shuttle routes and regional rideshare services) are eligible. 

Following awards, the Air District will be opening a solicitation for New Pilot Trip Reduction Projects. More information about the Pilot Program will be posted later this year. 

The maximum amount of Transportation Fund for Clean Air, or TFCA, funds that can be awarded to one entity is $1.5 million per calendar year and funding for this program will be awarded on a competitive basis. In addition, funding through this program may only be used to support costs associated with providing the service (labor). Administrative costs and costs associated with the acquisition of vehicles are not eligible.

Non-public entities are encouraged to visit the Air District web pages that provide information about eligible grant opportunities for Businesses & Fleets and Residents.

How to Apply

The FYE 2018 cycle opened on August 2, 2017, and the application deadline is 4:00PM on Monday, September 11, 2017. Board resolutions may be submitted after the application deadline, but no later than by October 6, 2017.   

  1. Review the Shuttles & Rideshare Program 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: 
  • Hard copy: Print one copy of the completed online application form and mail the signed hard copy along with the required attachments to: 

Attn: Chengfeng Wang, Acting 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 to review the application process, the application evaluation criteria, and program requirements. Registration is required for participation in the webinars, and early registration is encouraged, as the webinars are limited to 100 attendees. Webinar attendance is required for new applicants, and voluntary, but highly encouraged, for project sponsors who were awarded funds in FYE 2017 (current grantees).

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 (1:30PM – 2:30PM) - Register
  • Thursday, August 31, 2017 (10:30AM – 11:30AM) - Register

Based on demand, additional webinars may be scheduled. Notices about additional pre-application webinars will be sent via email to parties that have signed up to receive TFCA email alerts. Interested parties are also encouraged to visit the program website for updates. 


Michael Neward
Staff Specialist, Strategic Incentives


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Last Updated: 6/21/2017