Benefits & Incentives

Did you know Riverside County encourages all employees to take advantage of the many benefits it offers?  One of those benefits is participating in the Commuter Services Program.  If County employees carpool, walk, bike, or take public transportation to work five (5) times in the same calendar month, they qualify for our program! 

County of Riverside Commuter Services offers incentives for eligible and registered participants.  The incentives and services are provided at no cost to the employees, except for the County Vehicle (CV) Program, which is an employee subsidized program.

More information is available here

Register with Commuter Services today and you may be eligible for:

$5/DAY INCENTIVE:  For a limited time, registered participant who rideshare and live or work in Riverside County now have an opportunity to earn up to $125 in gift cards for logging their commute miles for their first three (3) consecutive months.  This incentive is available to employees who currently drive alone to work, have not been in a RideShare arrangement for the past 90 days and have not received this incentive from the County of Riverside in the past. 

GUARANTEED RIDE HOME PROGRAM:  Commuter Services offers a Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) Program to registered Rideshare employees in the event of a personal emergency or unexpected overtime.  A registered participant may use the Guaranteed Ride Home Program up to six (6) times per year, typically not to exceed one use within a 30-day period.

PREFERRED CARPOOL PARKING SPACES:  At most County worksites there are preferred parking spaces for employees who are registered commuters.  Not only are there designated spaces, but depending on availability, parking structure passes may be provided to registered employees that work at or near the County Administrative Center (CAC) in downtown Riverside.  Employees must be carpooling with another County employee at or near the same location.

COUNTY VEHICLE (CV) PROGRAM:  This program allows groups of at least four (4) employees that RideShare to utilize a County Vehicle for their commute to and from work.  This program is employee-funded through payroll deduction.  The round-trip mileage of the vehicle determines the cost each employee must pay.  Contact our office at 951/955-1118 for additional information for a County Vehicle Program route near you.

BICYCLE/WALK TO WORK:  Biking and walking to work are greatly encouraged.  At some worksite’s, bicyclists and walkers can take advantage of bicycle racks, personal lockers, and showers! Plus, walking and/or riding a bike to and from work even for just one day a week saves gasoline, helps the environment and you exercise. 

TRANSPORTATION EXPENSE PROGRAM:  Public transportation (e.g. RTA, Metrolink, OmniTrans or Sunline) users may utilize the Transportation Expense Program to save time and money on their transit pass.  Enrolled participants can have the cost of their transit pass deducted via payroll deduction on a pre-tax basis up to the allowed amount established by the IRS. 

MONTHLY OPPORTUNITY DRAWINGS:  All registered employees have a chance at winning a monthly drawing.  Each month, eight (8) registered employees are selected to receive a gift catalog from HALO Recognition to select a prize.  Prizes include such items as jewelry, camping gear, and home goods.

RIDEMATCH LIST:  Employees may complete and submit a RideMatch Form and request a generated RideMatch list of interested RideShare participants that live and work in their surrounding area.  The generated RideMatch list will also assist in locating an established County Vehicle (CV) group commuting to their work location!  It is the employee’s responsibility to contact employees they are matched with if desire to participate in a RideShare arrangement. Participation is voluntary.