MTC’s SHIFT helps big employers shift workers’ commute choices. By moving more people in fewer cars, MTC SHIFT helps reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Washington State Department of Transportation

MTC launched MTC SHIFT to encourage alternative modes of travel among Bay Area commuters. This grant program gives large employers funding and tools to reduce and track drive-alone rates.

MTC SHIFT aims to attract employers with 2,000 or more workers to test strategies for encouraging carpools and other commute modes that reduce solo vehicle trips on Bay Area toll bridges and other key freeway corridors.

Grant Support + Tools

Employers who apply and are approved to participate in MTC SHIFT can receive funding for up to 75% of both the setup and three-year subscription costs for commute-management platforms offered by Luum, RideAmigos or RideShark, and covering as many as 3,000 employees each.  

These platforms offer various features to:

  • Administer parking-management strategies
  • Integrate with third-party systems to manage commute benefits and incentives
  • Provide commute data to measure changes in workers’ drive-alone rates

Staff Contacts

Michelle Go, Program Manager
Phone: 415-778-6649

Ayaka Habu, Deputy Program Manager
Phone: 415-778-6642

Round 2

Round 2 employers were selected in July 2021:

  • California State University, East Bay
  • Intuit
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital (San Francisco)
  • Yahoo (Formally Oath Holding, Inc.)
  • University of California Berkeley

Learn more about the round 2 application process.

Round 1

These round 1 employers were selected in July 2020:

  • County of Sonoma
  • Genentech
  • Kaiser East Bay
  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
  • Stanford Health Care
  • Tesla

Learn more about the round 1 application process.