Alternative Transportation at Menlo College
Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program
Menlo College is proud to participate in the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program, whereby employees may exclude their transit or vanpool costs from taxable income to the maximum amount as allowed by federal law (currently $130 per month/up to $1,560 per year). Depending on your tax bracket, you may save $600 or more in annual taxes through participation in this program.
Transportation is the largest source of air pollution in the Bay Area, and commute travel accounts for nearly half of total motor vehicle travel on an average weekday. The Commuter Benefits Program is designed to decrease motor vehicle travel and traffic congestion, and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants, thus protecting public health and the climate by encouraging the use of alternative commute modes.
In addition to saving money, by commuting to work by transit or vanpool you can avoid traffic congestion and help to protect the environment. This program will help Menlo College to comply with the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program adopted by the Bay Area Quality Management District and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
To enroll in the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Menlo College maintains a bicycle rental program for student use at the Student Union.
In addition, program funds are available to residence staff for bus or van rentals for off-campus trips.
Zipcar provides a self-service, on-demand car sharing program at Menlo College, available to students ages 18 and up. Zipcars are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at a convenient campus location and nationwide. To use a Zipcar, simply register as a member, reserve a car online or by phone, use your Zipcard to enter the car, and drive away. Please visit Zipcar’s website at www.zipcar.com/menlo for more information and details.