Transportation Incentive Program
Ride share incentive programs for employees.

Transportation Incentive Program

TIP provides valuable incentives for ride sharing to and from work in the 29 Palms, Bridgeport and China Lake areas.

Department of the Navy Transportation Incentive Program

Active duty military, Civil Service Employees and NAF (MCCS) employees are eligible to participate in this program which subsidizes the cost of transportation to and from work through a voucher program. These vouchers are received the first week of every quarter by the employee/ service member and are turned over to the van pool company or MBTA, depending on their mode of transportation. Individuals may only receive funding for the Van Pool Voucher or for the Bus Voucher program, not both.

Van Pool Voucher Program

Participants receive up to $125 per month to cover their expenses incurred through participating in a van pool program. The two van pool programs currently authorized by the Department of Transportation in San Bernardino County are VPSI and Enterprise.

Bus Voucher Program

Participants receive up to $30 per month to cover their expenses incurred through riding a Morongo Basin Transit Authority bus to and from work.

Ride Share Program

Through a partnership with Inland Empire 511, all residents within San Bernardino county, Western Riverside county, and the Coachella Valley are eligible to participate in the two programs that fall under Ride Share.

Ride Share

For the first three months an individual ride shares (shares a car, takes a bus or van pools to or from work or telecommutes from home) they track the days they share a ride to/ from work, the days they don't work, and the days they drive alone. For every day that the individual ride shares within the first three months they are eligible to receive $2 on a Stater Bros gift card. Everyone that is in the car is eligible to receive the gift card.

Ride Share Plus

After the first three months of ride sharing individuals are eligible to become a member of Ride Share Plus. This program provides participating individuals with a coupon book and access to special online coupons nation-wide at over 300,000 merchants for buy-one-get-one half off, free items, percentages off, etc. Individuals should renew yearly to maintain this benefit to ride sharing. 

Since these programs are funded through special initiatives, there is no guarantee that funding will remain available from year-to-year, however, they do provide a great incentive while they are available. For more information on how you can become involved call 760-830-7634.

TIP is governed by the following orders/directives:

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