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BART Sustainable Convention Travel Program

Provide sustainable travel options for your next conference in San Francisco with BART’s Sustainable Convention Travel Program and help your members/attendees access fast, convenient and eco-friendly transportation.

BART’s Sustainable Convention Travel Program offers a unique opportunity to provide sustainable travel options for San Francisco conventions and meetings. This program establishes a platform that facilitates the use of BART’s eco-friendly, sustainable SFO transfers by convention staffs and attendees. You can also use the program to reduce your staff travel costs on business trip s to plan your meeting. We’ve established this SF Travel site for conference staffs to book SFO BART transfers in advance.  Your staff members can now use the same program that we offer for your attendees.

Incorporating the BART Sustainable Convention Travel Program into your conference plan allows your members/attendees to purchase a BART transfer/voucher in advance through your website. The voucher is printed and exchanged for a BART ticket upon arrival at SFO. Once the ticket is in hand, your attendee boards the train and arrives downtown in 30 minutes. The adoption of this program provides sustainable, eco-friendly travel from SFO to San Francisco and saves 20 lbs. of carbon offsets per passenger round trip.

How it works

We provide you with a "unique" URL/link for your conference website. This URL/link connects to our SFO Voucher Transfer product purchase page. Then we develop “Sustainable Transfer” information specifically tailored to your needs that includes the URL/link, to be prominently placed in the appropriate section of your convention website. Your attendees connect to BART from this page to purchase their BART SFO transfer. In addition, your URL/link allows us to track your conference’s “Sustainable Convention Travel” carbon savings. The program is easy, fast and convenient for you and your members.

What you get

The BART Sustainable Convention Travel program includes the following benefits:

  • BART Marketing Support features custom copy that includes directions to conference hotels, a “BART Downtown San Francisco Hotels” map for your site, and custom copy formats to help you support and promote the use of BART transfers for the convention. The copy can be used to facilitate promotion through blast emails, twitter or other social media.
  • Custom Private BART Transfer Booking Page includes your conference logo and conference dates, plus two to three BART fare products designed to meet the transportation needs of your attendees.
  • “Sustainable Travel Conference” designation as a “BART Sustainable Conference” includes a report of your conference’s BART Carbon Savings/Offsets for SFO program participants.

•For more information, meeting planners should contact Imara Yokely at iyokely@bart.gov.