Services for employers
Before developing a commuting program at the worksite, the first step is to understand the commuting needs, patterns and attitudes of the workforce. RideWise can design, distribute, collect and analyze a simple online or paper survey to identify opportunities for employees to carpool, vanpool or use public transit, or to help determine what barriers may be keeping employees from using these options.
Using mapping software, RideWise staff can plot the location of employee home addresses to identify potential carpooling and vanpooling opportunities among employees, and any bus/rail options.
Promotions and Incentives
Promotions and incentives often help encourage employees to use commute alternatives. Examples include commuter clubs, corporate challenges, transit pass sales, bike racks, preferred parking and more. RideWise staff can work with managers to identify priorities, and develop and administer customized onsite programs.
RideWise makes it easy employees to obtain information on commute alternatives by providing employers with newsletters, paycheck stuffers, transit schedules, posters, vanpool listings, and ridesharing applications for distribution to new or existing employees.
Vanpools and Subsidies Available
RideWise can help determine if vanpools might be beneficial to a company's workforce and help employees apply for vanpool rewards
that may be available.
Relocating can be disruptive and traumatic for both the employer and its employees. RideWise can help identify any transportation barriers at the new site, help employees form carpools and vanpools, distribute local bus and train schedules, and provide other information to help smooth the transition.
TransitCheks are vouchers that can be redeemed to purchase passes, tickets and tokens for NJ TRANSIT buses and trains. TransitCheks are also accepted by Vanpool Services Inc. (VPSI) and Vanpool of New Jersey (VPNJ). The vouchers come in various denominations and can be distributed to employees as a tax-free transportation benefit, or in lieu of a salary increase or bonus.
Flexible Work Arrangements
Telecommuting, flex-time, and compressed work weeks help employees eliminate the commute by providing them with alternate ways of working while helping improve productivity, morale, recruitment and retention.