Earn cash by choosing a smart commute!

incenTrip is a multimodal trip planning app that rewards points for each commute trip you plan and take during the morning and afternoon peak commuting times and log into the app. Commuters traveling into the Washington, DC area or anywhere within Maryland can earn up to $10 after completing 10 trips – or save your points to earn $50. Rinse and repeat. It’s that simple! Up to $600 can be earned per calendar year. You must have a Commuter Connections account to earn cash – but don’t worry, registration is free and easy. Just click the button below to sign-up.

How can incenTrip help improve my commute?

incenTrip is a comprehensive trip planner that utilizes sophisticated technology to help commuters in the Washington, DC megaregion (which includes Maryland, Washington, DC, and northern/central Virginia). incenTrip provides four distinct services to commuters:

1.  Earn Cash for a Smart Commute. Each commute trip that is tracked and logged with incenTrip will earn you points. You’ll earn more points for trips that help reduce congestion and improve air quality – such as ridesharing, taking transit, or biking. The points you earn can be accumulated and redeemed for $10, $25, or $50 in cash (via check, PayPal, or Venmo), Visa gift cards, or WMATA SmarTrip credits. $30 Nift Gifts are also available. It’s basically like your standard credit card points program – except you don’t have to buy anything to earn rewards!

2.  Identify Multimodal Commute Options. Plan your trips with the best travel mode, departure time, and route that save time, cost, and fuel. Suggestions are based on traffic prediction and real-time data feeds.

3.  Avoid Traffic Delays. Utilizing sophisticated technology that can predict traffic jams, incenTrip will advise smart routing to drivers. incenTrip can help you avoid day-to-day congestion and traffic jams caused by traffic accidents, work zones, special events, and adverse weather conditions. You’ll receive alerts and alternative travel options in response to unusual incidents.

4.  Monitor Your Impact. Ever wonder about the environmental impact of your commute? incenTrip helps you track and understand your emissions from driving and even has personalized tips to help you become a better eco-driver based on your driving habits. If you don’t drive, incenTrip shows you how much you’ve earned in estimated fuel savings and how much pollution you’ve avoided generating.

Sound like something worth trying out?

Sign-up now for Commuter Connections and link your account to the incenTrip app, available at the Apple App Store and Google Play.


Your data is safe with us.

If you’re like us, you value your privacy and prefer your personal and travel information be kept secret. We have the same priorities: incenTrip is owned and operated by local grant-funded nonprofit organizations whose missions are to reduce congestion in the Washington region and to improve our air quality. Your information and data stored in incenTrip will remain completely private. It will never be sold or given to technology companies, advertisers, etc.

Participation Guidelines

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What is Commuter Connections and why do I need a Commuter Connections account to earn cash in incenTrip?

Commuter Connections is a regional network of transportation organizations working to improve commutes in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. As incenTrip is one of the many programs developed to help reduce congestion and improve air quality throughout the region, a Commuter Connections account is required to receive rewards. Since you have an account, feel free to take advantage of our other services, such as Guaranteed Ride Home, free ridematching, and more!

What’s the difference between the Commuter Connections Rewards Program and the Maryland DOT Rewards Program within incenTrip?

Both programs adhere to a similar points accumulation model and rewards structure. Commuters working within the following jurisdictions are eligible for the Commuter Connections Rewards Program: Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, and Prince George’s County, Maryland; Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William County, Virginia; and Washington, DC. Commuters who work in any other county within Maryland are eligible for the Maryland DOT Rewards Program.

Why is Commuter Connections reaching out to verify my address?

Shortly after submitting your first points redemption, Commuter Connections will request written verification that your mailing address within your Commuter Connections profile is accurate. This is done with hopes of reducing the chances checks are mailed to an incorrect address.

What types of trips are eligible for rewards?

Commute trips going to work from home (or vice versa) are eligible. Trips must occur on weekdays (Monday – Friday) during the morning peak commute times (6:30am – 9:30am) or during the afternoon peak commute times (4:00pm – 7:00pm). Only one morning and one evening trip will earn points per day.

How are point values assigned to my commute trips?

You may find your commute trips award anywhere between 10 to 100 points. The program exists to help users find alternative commuting options to driving alone, so you’ll likely find higher point values associated with modes such as ridesharing, transit, or biking/walking as opposed to lower point values awarded for driving alone.

Point values may change over time to reflect your commuting patterns. If you’ve demonstrated superior commute savviness, the app may make it more challenging for you to earn points. Take pride in knowing that you’ve accomplished what few in the region are capable of doing: Finding a smart, sustainable commute!

If I’m unemployed, can I still earn points as part of the Commuter Connections check program?

No. The incenTrip app is designed to help reduce peak period congestion during the morning and evening rush hours.

Can I earn points for telecommuting?

No. Only work commutes to a physical location within the peak commuting time frames are eligible for points.

Can I log a trip and earn points using an Electric Scooter?

Yes. While not specifically identified as a mode of travel within incenTrip, scooter trips are recognized and categorized as bike trips within the application.

It’s been over 90 days since I redeemed points for a check. What do I do?

Send an email to [email protected] using the same email address that you’ve used to register your Commuter Connections account.

Who do I contact for any Commuter Connections program-related questions?

Email us at [email protected] or call us at 1-800-745-RIDE.

Why was my trip canceled automatically?

incenTrip may automatically cancel a trip if the trip seems to be going on for a long period of time without reaching the destination. For trips that need less than 1 hour to finish, after 2 hours, incenTrip would cancel the trip automatically if the destination has not been reached. For longer trips, the trip would be automatically canceled if the trip has not been completed within twice the amount of the estimated travel time.

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