Is VanPooling Right for Your Company?
Ticket To Ride’s easy commuter program allows your employees to drastically reduce the cost of getting to and from work, increasing employee satisfaction while also providing many benefits for your company. If you have 6-15 commuters living in the same general area who wish to share their morning commute, Ticket To Ride will provide you with a 12- or 15-passenger van for these commuters to carry them to and from work together every day. Let us get you on the road to a better, more satisfying workplace experience. We’ll give you everything to need to get your company started and help you organize your employees into VanPool groups.
Ticket To Ride Services
Employee Transportation Coordinator Training
Ticket To Ride can provide training for the member or members of your staff responsible for managing employee transportation issues. This training will educate the Employee Transportation Coordinator on how to meet the transportation demands of your company’s workforce and keep him or her abreast of pertinent transportation tax and legal issues. Ticket To Ride can provide your company with information on how to offer employees incentives to participate in alternative transportation programs, including a $130 stipend for VanPooling. These incentives are available tax-free to the employee and are tax-deductible for the employer. It’s a win-win situation (see Commuter Choice web site for details).
Carpool/Vanpool Database Management
Ticket To Ride will create a customized Carpool/Vanpool participation application which can be distributed to your company’s workforce. These applications will be collected, processed and entered into the Ticket To Ride database. This database will match Carpool/Vanpool participants with persons living in similar areas and/or traveling similar routes to work. Participants are then mailed a ridesharing “matchlist”.
The entire process, from data collection and entry to matching and mailing results, is managed by Ticket To Ride, saving your company time and effort. The participant application process can be integrated into new employee orientation programs and utilized as means of attracting potential employees with transportation barriers.
How Do I Start a Vanpool?
For information on how to start or join a vanpool in your area, call 502–267–5400 or toll-free at 1–866–822-POOL, or sign up here.
Benefits of Vanpooling
If you choose to subsidize an employee’s vanpool fare, those costs are tax deductible as an ordinary business expense. One easy way to subsidize a vanpool fare is to purchase vouchers through the Commuter Check or Tranben. Vouchers can be purchased in varying denominations and given to your employees. Your employees will then send these vouchers in to Ticket To Ride to pay for their monthly vanpool fare.
Vanpooling can also:
- Reduce absenteeism & tardiness
- Enhance productivity & morale
- Improve employee retention
- Increase parking availability
- Provide a low-cost recruitment tool
Employees will avoid the headaches of rush hour traffic and with extra time in the morning to prepare for the day ahead, they will arrive at work relaxed and ready to go. And with growing environmental concerns and increased legislative efforts to reduce air pollution and traffic congestion, future regulations will be strict on companies who do not utilize carpooling and vanpooling. Having a vanpool program up and running today can help you down the road!