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The Transaction staff works with you to provide your employees with the best commuter benefits possible. Our Transportation Coordinators (TC) will personally help employees with an array of transportation-related issues. Our TCs assist your employees in the following ways:

  • Commute Assistance – An employee may need help mapping out their commute using public transportation or by finding a carpool partner. Our Transportation Coordinators are happy to discuss all options, such as public transportation routes, with employees of your – our client.
  • Emergency Ride Home Program –If an emergency occurs during the day, this program quickly provides employees transportation home via either taxi or rental car. Certain restrictions apply. Employees must commute by rideshare, transit, bicycle, or walking two or more days a week to be eligible. Pre-register by clicking here.
  • Ride Matching Program – The eCommuter ridematching program matches your employees with other employees who work elsewhere who have similar commuting patterns, in order to form carpools. They will share the travel costs of gas and tolls. They will also save more than 50 percent of their commuting cost. All your commuting employees need to do is register for the ridematching database by clicking here to create a profile in order to see their matches. Where available, they will also get preferred parking.
  • Vanpool Start-up Assistance – If you are aware of 7 to 15 people commuting from a similar area, you might want your employees to start a vanpool. Your Transportation Coordinator will help you to market the vanpool to your employees and their peers, in order to raise interest and acquire participants.
  • Transportation Events – Our Transportation Coordinators are available on-site to promote transportation alternatives, answer questions about commuting options, and provide information on available incentives.

In small organizations, most people know each other and therefore automatically team up for convenience.

In larger organizations, typically over 100 people, co-workers often travel separately over the same routes with no knowledge of each other. eCommuter offers an easy way to match all employees with similar routes and schedules.

The first step is to designate someone at your place of work to bethe point of contact for your transportation coordinator. This person is very often from the Human Resources department, with a commitment to the environment. We will survey your employees to determine how they travel to work, and what difficulties they experience. We review with you the results, and together we determine if a commuter matching service is an appropriate solution.

Our Transportation Coordinators will arrange a Transportation Day event at your work site. They will have information available for all employees. This will show the commuters that your company supports the program. We will also send everyone an e-mail or a voice announcement. Our eCommuter service and TCs will monitor the success of your program all along the way.

TransAction Staff can help develop a customized and comprehensive worksite transportation program.

Regarding our services listed below, register with eCommuter or contact a TransAction staff member.

Consultations
o Our seasoned staff assist businesses to develop programs that save employer/employees money, improve productivity, and help to create greener worksites.

Worksite Events
o Employees can speak directly with an eCommuter transportation expert at scheduled transportation events/health and benefits fairs regarding commute options. Contact us about participation in your company events.

Employee Surveys
o Using survey data, your company can design an effective transportation program and greener worksite.

Density Maps
o Maps that display where your employees live will determine which commute options work best.

Relocation Assistance
o Moving or considering a site change? TransAction staff can facilitate a smooth transition for your businesses and employees.

Ridematching
o Co-workers are matched with carpool partners making the same drive.

Vanpool Formation and Support
o TransAction staff can help companies start vanpools. Employees save money, and businesses have a greater influence on reducing greenhouse gasses as well as parking needs. Commuter programs are also a great recruiting tool.

Commuter Challenges
o Your TransAction staff member will be organizing commuter challenges on your behalf throughout the year. Employees using alternatives will often be eligible to participate.

Employer Referrals
o What are other companies doing about transportation issues? TransAction staff can connect you with other companies that share program advice.

The following list contains the most popular reasons why most companies sponsor Commuter Programs, and why your employees will use it:

Effectiveness
o eCommuter programs are effective with employer support.

Recruitment and Retention
o Businesses need workers. Including an eCommuter program broadens your company’s appeal. In the long run, this saves your company money, since recruitment, hiring, and training are major expenses.

Improved Productivity
o Driving alone to work in congested traffic is stressful. Stress reduces work productivity. In addition, carpools and vanpools are also more reliable modes of travel than driving alone. This means less tardiness and fewer absences caused by car trouble and other personal auto emergencies.

Parking Shortages
o If your company lacks adequate parking for staff or customers, a TransAction eCommuter program can help. The eCommuter program can free up additional land and save money on parking maintenance, as well as land acquisition.

Traffic Management
o Companies that need to operate on an 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. workday schedule are major contributors to traffic congestion. Traffic congestion impedes the movement of people and freight, both of which result in loss of company productivity.

Emergency Response
o In the event of a major catastrophe, an eCommuter program can save the day. TransAction eCommuter provides companies with a density map of employee distribution, which shows exactly which co-workers might be affected in an emergency.

Lower Commuting Costs
o Carpools, vanpools, and transit can cut individual commuting costs by up to one half by lowering the amount of money spent on gas, maintenance, and insurance rates.

Environmental Considerations
o The large number of Single Occupant Vehicles (SOVs) on our streets and highways contributes to energy depletion, air pollution, acid rain, and global warming. Changing SOVs to High Occupancy Vehicles (HOVs) will improve the environment and air quality.

Positive Community Image
o Your company can help make a difference and earn a positive “green” environmental image or become LEED certified.

Office Shortages
o If your company’s growth has surpassed office capacity, TransAction staff can assist you in developing and implementing a compressed workweek or telework initiatives.

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