Free Transit Passes

We are temporarily NOT accepting new transit pass program applications. Check back soon as we prepare for next month’s passes. If you are applying for a transit pass in the California Avenue area, use this link:

Do you earn less than $70,000? Do you work in Downtown Palo Alto? Will you commit to commuting by transit 3 days per week? If so, you may qualify for a FREE transit pass!

PATMA will give qualified employees a Clipper Card loaded with your choice of a Caltrain*, SamTrans, VTA or Transbay (Dumbarton Express) monthly pass. If you receive a Caltrain 2-zone pass, you may use VTA or SamTrans to get from home to Caltrain.

The monthly pass is good for unlimited trips within your pass parameters each month. As long as you use it for commuting 3 or more days per week, you can renew each month (subject to funding availability)!

That’s a value of $800 to over $1,800 per year! Plus, you’ll save gas, parking headaches and other commute costs.

*Caltrain pass is good for up to 2 zones (from San Jose to Palo Alto or from Millbrae to Palo Alto)