Important:

Red Flag Warning for parts of the East Bay starting 11PM Tuesday 8/17 night and lasting until Wednesday 8/18 at 3PM.

Universal Basic Mobility Pilot

500 East Oaklanders are receiving up to $300 for transit and shared mobility on a prepaid debit card (Akimbo Now Promo Mastercard®). Stay tuned for project updates!

Prepaid Card Recipients

If you were randomly selected to receive a prepaid card, then you should have received your card loaded with $150 in the mail in early December. Remember that your card can only be used to buy trips or passes on public transit and shared mobility (bikeshare, e-scooters).

When you receive your prepaid card, activate it and begin using your funds. In January you will receive a survey link by email. After you take this survey, you will receive your second and final $150 loaded to your prepaid card.

Remember that you can only use your card on public transit, bikeshare, and e-scooters, including (but not limited to) these providers:

Logos for AC Transit, Clipper, BART, Amtrak, BayWheels, LINK, Lime, Veo, and WETA Ferry
Logos for AC Transit, Clipper, BART, Amtrak, BayWheels, LINK, Lime, Veo, and WETA Ferry

Other Program Applicants

If you applied for this program and were not randomly selected to receive a prepaid card this time, you have been placed on a waitlist. OakDOT staff will be in touch with you if a long-term program becomes available.

Means-Based Discount Programs for Transportation

Travel by transit, bike, and scooters is more affordable now than ever. If you typically qualify for discounts based on your income (like SNAP), then you may qualify for the mobility discounts below!

Name of Provider Discount Travel Mode

Clipper START

  • 20% discount per trip on AC Transit and BART
  • Up to 50% discount on other transit trips

Public Transit

Bike Share for All

  • Unlimited rides
  • $5 for the 1st year
  • $5/month after 1st year

Bikeshare

Lime Access

  • Discounted rides

E-scooters

LINK-Up

  • Discounted rides

E-scooters

Veo Access

  • Discounted rides

E-scooters

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Please email any questions about this program to parklandish@oaklandca.gov.

Project made possible by: Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC), City of Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT)

The Akimbo Now Promo Mastercard is issued by Sunrise Banks N.A., Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Mastercard International Incorporated. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. Use of this card constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions stated in the Cardholder Agreement.