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RIDESHARE - Employer information, Commuter options
What commuting options should an employer consider offering?
- Wisconsin RIDESHARE: Businesses and a Commuter Benefit Program Playing time 00:04:11
- Online carpool and bike buddy matching with Wisconsin
Rideshare - The interactive software provides commuters with
potential matches with immediate email and texting contact. Bike
buddies can be match together by varying experience to offer
mentoring or companionship.
- Try it yourself. Register, set your password, run a matchlist. You can choose to leave your profile available for matching or delete it.
- Registration and Welcome pages can be personalized with a company logo and business information.
- Emergency rides - Commuters say their number one deterrent to other modes of transportation is needing immediate transportation. Reinforce your commitment to a commuter program by assuring your employees that in an emergency, or unplanned event, that they will get the ride they need. Rideshare staff is available to help you develop a program that is swift and fair. Southeast Wisconsin employers are eligible for partial reimbursement for the costs incurred when providing an emergency ride.
- Promote bicycle or pedestrian commuting
- Transit options - Many local transit companies offer discounted rates to regular riders. Some provide employer participation programs that are tax deductible as an employee benefit business expense.
- Pre-tax incentives - Federal tax provisions allow
employers to contribute toward the commuting and parking costs
of their employees.
- Flexible work options - Options like telecommuting and adjustable work hours/days. Employees save on fuel costs by teleworking. Adjustable work times offer employees non-congested commuting times contributing to cleaner air.
- Parking cash-out - This benefit pays employees to NOT park in the company lot. This saves parking facility spaces and maintenance.
RIDESHARE Coordinator, RIDESHARE@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: November 10, 2014
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