Benefits-eligible employees who participate in ridesharing can be reimbursed $1.50/day plus up to $60/month for public transportation such as Metrolink or the bus. Rideshare incentives are considered taxable income.
Ridesharing can only be counted as such if it occurs during the hours of 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. These hours are the "peak" transportation hours according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).
Ridesharing counts only when driving to the CMC campus - carpooling to work-related events off site does not count toward the $1.50 reimbursement. One of the goals is to reduce the number of cars on campus.
Dropping off children at school in the morning between 6 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Monday through Friday counts as ridesharing only if the distance to school is at least 50% or more of the commute to CMC.