Go Pass

The Caltrain Go Pass program allows companies, educational institutions and residential complexes (“Participants”) to purchase annual unlimited-ride passes for all eligible employees, residents or students (“Users”). A Go Pass sticker is affixed to an approved identification badge and the user presents it on the train as proof of payment.

The Go Pass is good for travel on Caltrain between all zones, seven days a week, for one low annual cost per user. The Go Pass is not available for purchase by individuals and does not cover parking at Caltrain stations or travel on other transit systems. The Go Pass is valid for a calendar year and expires on Dec. 31 each year.

The Go Pass program is open to Participants of any size. Participants pay an annual fee for every eligible User regardless of who will take advantage of the Go Pass benefit. All employees working more than 20 hours per week excluding contractors, consultants, interns and temporary employees are considered Users.  Companies have the option to include employees working less than 20 hours per week, interns or both.  Residential complex Users include all residents five years and older.  If a participant is both business and residential, it may elect to include employees, residents or both. Educational Users include all students per selected group (i.e. graduate, undergraduate, full-time).

The total cost of participating in the Go Pass program is the greater of $190 per eligible user or $15,960. To determine the cost, multiply the number of eligible Users by $190. If the total is less than $15,960, the participation cost is $15,960. If the total exceeds $15,960, the cost is $190 per eligible user. The cost is pro-rated if the participant joins the program for less than a full year. 

Participants may have start date on the 1st or the 15th of the month.

To participate in the Go Pass program, Participants sign a written agreement with Caltrain, provide an acceptable photo identification badge where the participant administrator can affix the Go Pass sticker, and are responsible for tracking and distributing the Go passes. Users are required to fill out an online survey and agree to the terms and conditions of use prior to receiving the Go Pass.

For more information, read the Go Pass FAQs.

Getting Started
If you're interested in offering this great benefit, Caltrain’s Market Development staff will work with the designated personnel to answer questions and start the process. For more information, contact the Caltrain Market Development staff at 650.508.6292 or tickets@caltrain.com

Participating companies in 2016

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