Clean Air Cash
Clean Air Cash
Our way of saying "thanks"
Clean Air Cash is one of the main benefits of being a member of the Stanford Commute Club. If you ride a bike, take transit, carpool, or vanpool to campus and if you are eligible, join the Commute Club to receive up to $300 in Clean Air Cash. If you don’t currently commute using alternative transportation, why not start? Visit our Commute Planning web page or contact the Commute Club, and we can help plan your commute.
Who is eligible and what do they get?
To receive Clean Air Cash, you must meet all of the eligibility requirements for the Commute Club and must not have any Stanford parking permit other than daily permits (or a vanpool or an "SH" permit, if applicable) during the time you are registered for the Commute Club.
We will pay you $25 for each month you qualify for the Commute Club, for a total of $300 for the year, as illustrated in the accompanying chart. For example, if you complete six months of Commute Club membership, you can claim a Clean Air Cash reward of $150.
At the end of each academic quarter, you will receive Clean Air Cash for the months in that quarter in which you qualified. Employees receive payments as a credit on their payroll checks, while students (and others not on the Stanford payroll) receive payments through direct deposit to their debit or credit card. Note that it is the responsibility of Commute Club members to keep their account information current with Stanford Transportation. You can enter your card information online in the "Payment Card" tab. Stanford is not liable for missed payments due to failure to update card information in a timely manner.
Notes for students:
- If you are a student, you only qualify for registered quarters: minimum of 8 units for undergraduates and 6 units for graduate students
- If you are an NCAA athlete, check with Athletics before you take a credit.
- If you receive financial aid, report the cash received from us to your Financial Aid Office.
Please note, anyone found to be in violation of the Commute Club and/or parking permit policies set forth by Stanford Transportation is subject to revocation of transportation incentives and/or parking privileges. Instances of egregious misconduct may result in further administrative, disciplinary, and/or legal action, up to and including termination of employment or expulsion.
Apply for Clean Air Cash
You can apply for Clean Air Cash by joining the Commute Club online. Once you join, your Commute Club membership will renew automatically each year. You will no longer have to enroll in the Commute Club each academic year. Your membership will remain active until you become ineligible or choose to leave the Commute Club.
In case of an emergency...
- "What if my child gets sick and I have to leave immediately?"
- "What if my carpool driver needs to leave without me unexpectedly?"
- "What if my neighbor calls to tell me that my home is on fire?"
The answer to these and other issues is Stanford's free Emergency Ride Home program. You are automatically enrolled in Stanford's Emergency Ride Home program when you join the Commute Club.