TriMet provides bus, light rail and commuter rail transit services in the Portland, Oregon, metro area. We connect people with their community, while easing traffic congestion and reducing air pollution—making the Portland area a better place to live. More
Transit Pass Programs for Employers
How you can provide TriMet passes as a benefit to your employees
More than 900 employer worksites in the Portland area offer transit passes as a benefit to their employees. It's easy to get your company started with a transit pass program, in three easy steps:
As a first step, we suggest you find out how your employees are currently getting to work, and which commute options are of interest to them. We can help you set up and conduct a survey (we'll even process them, analyze the results and provide a written report—all at no cost). Learn more
Next, we'll help you select the right pass program for your company. This is where an employer can save big money: You can get tax breaks when you cover part or all of the cost of the passes for your employees.
|How it works||All eligible employees get a pass; you pay only for actual use||Interested employees get a pass; easy, once-a-year distribution||You sell tickets and passes to employees on site; most flexibility|
|You pay||based on transit use per results of commute survey||$1,100 per employee (12 months for the price of 11!)||regular ticket/pass prices + $2.50 shipping and handling per order|
|Employees carry||sticker on ID badge||sticker on ID badge||regular ticket/pass|
Not sure which plan is best for your company? Call 503-962-7670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll help you decide.
Finally, you'll want someone on your staff to manage and promote your new program. This "employee transportation coordinator" will also serve as a liaison between your company and TriMet. We'll even provide free training and promotional materials to help make sure your program is a success (and keep your administrative overhead low). Learn more
Are you an employee? Ask your supervisor about commuter benefits at your company.