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Transportation Assistance

Are you a CalWORKs client who is in school, working or in a training program? Have you received CalWORKs in the last year? If so, you may be eligible for transportation services. CalWORKs can pay for bus passes and BART fare. In some cases, CalWORKs pays you if you use a car.

Eligibility

People who now get CalWORKs may be eligible for transportation services. If you have a car, you can get the current cash value of a monthly bus pass. If your one-way trip to work or school takes more than one hour by bus or BART, then you may be eligible to be paid a set amount per each mile that you drive.

How to apply

To learn more about transportation benefits and find out if you qualify, please telephone your Employment Counselor (EC). If you do not know who your EC is, dial one of the following numbers:

  • (510) 891-0700 North County
  • (510) 670-6000 South County
  • (510) 383-5300 East County

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I get transportation payments after I have stopped getting a CalWORKs check because I am working?
No. Transportation payments are not available to individuals who are no longer receiving CalWORKs cash aid for themselves.

2. What if I have a car?
You can get the cash value of a monthly bus pass. If your one-way trip to work or school takes more than one hour by bus or BART, then you may be eligible to be paid a set amount per each mile that you drive.

3. Can I get bus fare for my children?
Yes. If your children need bus fare to get to and from their childcare, they may also qualify.




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