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File #: 22-217    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/24/2022 Departments: OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY
On agenda: 3/22/2022 Final action: 3/22/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Edenred Commuter Benefit Solutions, LLC to provide commute alternative benefit services, extending the term through May 13, 2024, and increasing the amount by $2,000,000 to an amount not to exceed $4,900,000.
Attachments: 1. 20220322_r_Edenred Contract Amendment BOS Reso.pdf, 2. 20220322_a_Edenred Contract Amendment - County of San Mateo.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Carolyn Bloede, Director, Office of Sustainability
Subject: Contract Amendment to the Agreement with Edenred Commuter Benefit Solutions, LLC, Inc. to Provide Commute Alternative Benefit Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Edenred Commuter Benefit Solutions, LLC to provide commute alternative benefit services, extending the term through May 13, 2024, and increasing the amount by $2,000,000 to an amount not to exceed $4,900,000.

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BACKGROUND:
The San Mateo County Commute Alternatives Program, currently known as Shift, was established in December 1991 to comply with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District's Regulation 13, Rule 1. Rule 1 required all companies in the Bay Area that employ 100 or more workers to implement measures to reduce the number of employees who commute in single occupant vehicles. To initially implement the program in 1992, the Board approved a transit subsidy of $20 per month to encourage employees to use public transit or other means besides single occupancy vehicles when traveling to and from work.
In November 2004, the voters of San Mateo County passed Measure A, a half-cent sales tax to fund transportation-related projects throughout the County for 25 years. Currently, Shift can receive up to $1.2 million annually from Measure A in addition to funding from the General Fund to finance the program.
Since implementation for the program, the subsidy has been increased to $150 a month for public transit and vanpool services, while employees who carpool, walk, or bike to work are eligible to receive up to $40 a month. Over time, additional services were added to the program including Emergency Rides Home, vanpool and carpool-only parking facilities, and bike lockers. As a result, Shift experienced an increase in participation to 1,200 employees per month...

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