Can employers play a role in the commuting habits of their
Yes, many employers are already taking sustainability and
environmental 'green' steps in the services and products they offer.
This mentality filters down to employees who want to do their part in
Does an employer have to implement all the options to have an
employer based commuter program?
Employers should implement the options that best suit their
company. Additionally, this website provides suggestions on how to
build a commuter program. Different ideas will appeal to different
employees taking into consideration their employees, work shifts, and
access to computers.
What advantages does a company have for offering commuting
Commuter benefits are well regarded by employees, giving an
employer an edge for recruiting and retaining employees. Employees who
come to work by carpooling, transit, biking, or walking arrive more
relaxed and more productive. There are tax advantages, environmental
savings, and the possibility of reduced health insurance claims.
Additional advantages can be found on the below related link.
Can I try out the program myself to see how it works?
Most certainly. Visit
www.rideshareetc.org and click on the red “Register” button.
Complete the information just as your employee would. Submit it and
set up your password. From your Welcome Page you can check out all the
options. You can then choose to leave your information in or delete
Is there a Wisconsin Rideshare staff person available to answer
A Rideshare representative is available to assist you in developing
or enhancing an existing commuter program. Questions about the program
are always welcome.