- Bus Pass Program
- Other Options and Discounts
- Emergency Ride Home Program
- Bike Share
- Transportation Reimbursement
Bus Pass Program
How do you get to work every day? Riding the bus can eliminate the hassles of driving (including the cost of parking downtown) and can give you the freedom to relax for a moment and before the workday begins.
All regular City employees can ride the bus for free! Every year eligible employees are sent an email with their personal bus pass code that they can add to their TouchPass mobile app or tap card. Contact Benefits Staff if you are a new employee or need a new code. Check out the TouchPass FAQ for handy tips.
For route planning assistance, email Lee Shoemaker, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, or contact him at 541-682-5471.
Other Options and Discounts
Point 2 Point Solutions
Point 2 Point Solutions offers a carpool or vanpool matching service to connect you with the perfect pooling partner.
Carpool/Rideshare Parking Discounts
If you drive to work, consider taking along one or two coworkers to be eligible to receive free or discounted parking at many of the City owned lots and parking structures. Inquire at Republic Parking Northwest, 99 W. 10th Ave., 3rd Floor, 541-357-5754.
Additional Transportation Resources
Explore all your transportation options here!
Emergency Ride Home Program
All City employees are eligible to be registered for the Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program offered through Point 2 Point Solutions. This employee benefit covers the cost of your taxi fare home in the event of an emergency when you have chosen to bike, walk, bus or carpool to work that day.
Information and Resources
City employees are eligible to receive a free, annual membership for the PeaceHealth Rides Opens a New Window. bike share stations around town.
Employees can sign up for bike share and use the bikes for an hour every day at no expense.
To take advantage of this benefit you will need to register for a PeaceHealth Rides membership with your city email address and use your personal credit card for any incidental fees.
Those fees could include any time over the standard 60 minutes/day ($.10/minute), parking outside of the PeaceHealth Rides zone ($25), or parking a bike not at a PeaceHealth Rides station ($1). You can earn a $1 credit for parking a bike back at a station that was not parked at one. Check with your supervisor as you might be able to use petty cash to be reimbursed for certain work trips that incurred an over-time expense.
To sign up for your free membership follow these 5 simple steps:
- Log onto this special City of Eugene Registration webpage Opens a New Window.
- Use your City of Eugene e-mail address (email@example.com) to register.
- Enter the promo code (this will reduce the $180 annual membership to $0, if you don’t know the code, reach out to Shane MacRhodes Opens a New Window. )
- Use a personal credit card to finalize membership (Auto-renewal is set to "OFF", we recommend keeping it that way)
- Check your inbox and confirm your email address.
Now you’re ready to use bike share! If you have any issues in the registration process or questions along the way you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Also, if you are a temporary employee we have a limited number of annual passes to provide those who would like to request one. Contact Shane MacRhodes to request a temporary employee pass code.
Transportation Reimbursement Account (TRA)
Enrolling in a TRA allows you to use pre-tax dollars to pay for certain parking and transportation expenses that you would normally pay for with after-tax dollars. This can mean a significant tax savings on qualified expenses.