Why offer a commuter benefit
program to employees?
Providing commuter options give you, the employer, an
edge for recruiting and retaining good employees. Your
staff and prospective employees will recognize your firm’s
perspective, knowing you understand the personal costs incurred
Employers interested in sustainability and reducing their
carbon footprint will find that company-wide and green-product
efforts will filter down to the employees. Encouraging commuting
by carpooling, transit, biking, and walking can also qualify for
Employee production - Employees who use other forms of
transportation (other than single occupant) often arrive more
relaxed and ready to work than those who have been dealing with
the stresses of traffic, parking, congestion, and highway
Visibility as a good community leader
and neighbor - 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 environmental responsibility.
Reduces parking needs - By offering financial incentives to
employees who use alternative transportation, employers can reduce
parking needs and expenses.
Reduce health care claims - Employees who
bicycle and walk to work may become healthier and thus reduce
health insurance claims.
Reports - Wisconsin Rideshare can provide an employer with a report of
the accumulated environmental savings their employee’s have
generated by using alternative commuting modes.
Inexpensive - Offering commuting benefits is inexpensive,
and in SE
Wisconsin employers can receive partial reimbursement for expenses
incurred in the Guaranteed Ride Home Program. For more information on
this, contact the RIDESHARE Coordinator.
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