Transportation Management Office
The City of Santa Monica has made a commitment to improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion. To accomplish this, the City has implemented a variety of strategies. Ordinance 1604 is one of theses strategies, administered by the Transportation Management Office
Because a vast majority of vehicle trips made in Santa Monica are from employees driving to and from work, Ordinance 1604 was designed to help reduce commute trips made by employees. The Ordinance promotes alternate modes of transportation for employees such as: walking, carpooling, vanpooling, biking, using public transit, compressed work schedules and telecommuting.
Employers in the City of Santa Monica with more than 10 employees comply with the Ordinance and help reduce employee commute trips.
Employers with 10 - 49 employees provide each of their employees with information about ridesharing, educating their employees about air quality issues and alternatives to driving alone to work everyday.
Employers of 50 or more employees encourage employees to rideshare by offering employees incentives to leave their cars at home and carpool, bus, walk, bike, or use public transit. A yearly employee survey tracks each employerss progress in reducing drive alone trips.
The City of Santa Monica, as an employer in the City, also complies with Ordinance 1604 by reducing employee commute trips at all of our city sites.
Parking Cash Out
The City of Santa Monica is the only city in the nation to implement a mandatory Parking Cash Out Program. Parking Cash Out, or AB2109, is a State law requiring employers of fifty or more employees who lease their parking, and subsidize any part of their employee parking to offer their employees the opportunity to give up their parking space and rideshare to work instead. In return for giving up their parking space, the employer pays the employee the cost of the parking space.
If you have questions or would like more detailed information about the TMO or Ordinance 1604 please contact:
Jacquilyne Brooks de Camarillo
Transportation Management Specialist
Transportation Management Specialist
Awards and Honors
The Transportation Management Office has received several awards for its efforts to clean the air.
1991 Clean Air Award presented to the Transportation Management Office by the South Coast Air Quality Management District
1998 EPA special recognition and grant for the Transportation Management Offices Parking Cash Out program.
1999 Diamond Award presented to the Transportation Management Office by Southern California Rideshare and the Association of Southern California Governments
The TMO holds monthly network meetings for employers who comply with Ordinance 1604. The meetings provide employers with information on air quality, new air quality legislation and technologies, marketing tools and assistance with implementing their plan incentives.
TMO staff is available to meet with individual employers to make presentations to employees, offer assistance in plan completion and evaluate effectiveness of plan incentives, and provide assistance in clean air event planning
TMO staff is responsible for installation of public bicycle racks and meter-mounted bicycle racks for public use.
TMO staff promote clean air events such as: Bike to Work Week, Rideshare Week, Clean Air Month, Try Transit Week, Earth Day, and Walk to Work Week.
Links to Other Resources:
Big Blue Bus
Southern California Rideshare
California Bike Commute
LA Bike Coalition
Air Quality Information in Southern California
Caltrans Environmental Protection Agency
American Lung Association
South Coast Air Quality Management District California
Air Resources Board For other Environmental Programs in the City of Santa Monica,
go to Environmental Programs Division