To help you find better and easier ways to commute to work, the County of Orange Human Resource Services created the OC Rideshare Program. Here is a summary of the incentives to get you started or keep you ridesharing (carpool, vanpool, train, bus, bike, walk or electric car). For complete details, please review the OC Rideshare Program Guidelines.
Incentives to get you started:
START CARPOOLING — We maintain the Carpool / Vanpool Classifieds, a list of County employees interested in carpooling or vanpooling. Click here for viewing instructions. Employees voluntarily contact co-workers to discuss sharing the ride. Or click here for the All-in-One form to add your information to the listing.
START RIDING THE TRAIN OR BUS — Give it a try for FREE — through the Try-Transit-On-Us Program. Buy a one-day or one-week pass, we’ll pay you back! Click here for the All-in-One form.
START VANPOOLING — Curious about joining or forming a vanpool for your work commute? Register to attend vanpool formation meetings where you can meet other potential vanpoolers. Also, with the Start-A-Vanpool program, you could be eligible for a $300 e-Card to help get you started. Click here for the All-in-One form.
GO ELECTRIC — Need a nudge to purchase or lease an electric vehicle? Employees who do may be eligible for a $100 e-Card through the Get-A-Charge-On-Us program. Click here for the All-in-One form.
Incentives for those already ridesharing:
JOIN CLUB RIDESHARE! — If you rideshare to work at least 20 times, you may be eligible for a $30 e-Card the first time you enroll and $10 annually. Members are eligible for monthly drawings, merchant discounts and other contests plus a monthly e-Bulletin that highlights additional discounts, alerts and fun things for rideshare participants. Click here for the All-in-One form.
REFER A CO-WORKER — Spread the word and encourage a co-worker to rideshare. You may be eligible for a $10 e-Card when they join Club Rideshare! Click here for the All-in-One form to pass along.
PAY FOR BUS, RAIL, VANPOOL WITH PRE-TAX DOLLARS — Purchase bus, rail or vanpool “tickets” through a payroll deduction and reduce your taxable income by up to $245 per month. Simply enroll in the Commuter Choice Program and start paying less income tax! You may also be eligible for an e-Card valued between $30 and $100 after your second month! Click here for the Voluntary Payroll Deduction Authorization form.
GUARANTEED RIDE HOME — If an emergency arises on a day that you rideshare to work, you may be eligible for a free taxi ride home. Click here for the Guaranteed Ride Home form.