Oregon
Rule Rule 125-090-0160
Alternative Transportation Modes Incentive Programs


(1)

DAS may provide incentive programs to encourage the use of alternative modes of transportation. The goals of these programs are to reduce traffic volume and parking demand, improve air quality, and reward the efforts of State Employees who leave their cars at home.

(a)

DAS may provide these incentives from Parking Facility receipts. The program incentives are subject to available funding. DAS may increase or reduce incentives provided and the number of program participants.

(b)

To receive the incentives an Applicant must meet the applicable program requirements, complete the application process, and pay any applicable charge.

(2)

DAS administers the following incentive program for State Employees: The Smart Commuter Program is available to State Employees. Smart Commuter Program participants receive Smart Commuter Parking Passes and other incentives as DAS may provide.

(a)

To be eligible to participate in the Smart Commuter Program, an Applicant must meet all of the following requirements each year:

(A)

Be a State Employee whose Official Work Station is in the Capitol Mall Parking Area or the Portland State Office Building.

(B)

Use an alternative mode of transportation to commute to the Official Work Station more than half of the Applicants working days each month. Any one or combination of the following alternative transportation modes qualifies (motorcycle and Carpool transportation is not an alternative transportation mode): public transit, rail, van pool, commuter bus, bicycle, or walk from home or from a park and ride lot; and

(C)

Complete the certification in the application form and annually thereafter; and

(D)

Agree to abide by the Smart Commuter Program rules.

(b)

State Employees who lease parking in a private or public lot or who are Participants in a Carpool or participate in a carpool with assigned parking in a City of Salem Carpool Area are not eligible for the Smart Commuter Program.

(c)

All of the following apply to the incentive given to Smart Commuter Program participants:

(A)

Program incentives include Smart Commuter Parking Passes for use on not more than two business days per month when validated.

(B)

A participant in the Smart Commuter Program may use each Pass to park a motor vehicle for a work day in Parking Facilities designated in Exhibit 2 for unreserved parking, and at two-hour metered areas in the Capitol Mall Parking Structure, and as otherwise specified by DAS on the Pass.

(C)

The Pass must be validated by marking the date it is used. There is no carryover of unused days from one month to the next.

(D)

A Pass is not transferable and is not replaceable, if lost or stolen.

(E)

A Smart Commuter Program participant must notify DAS in writing when the individual changes agency employment or is no longer eligible for the Smart Commuter Program. Passes expire when the State Employee ceases to be eligible to participate. Expired Passes are invalid and users may be cited.

(F)

Smart Commuter Program participants must recertify eligibility each June for renewed participation for the next twelve months.
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