Tools & Resources
Even More Reasons to Have a Commuter Benefits Program
If you need tools, materials, or information to continue or expand employee commuting options, check out the resources below. Find communication pieces to include in employer newsletters, how to save your company money through decreasing taxable income, articles on human resources benefits of commuter benefits, and how to request materials to grow your employee participation.
Resources for Employers:
- Newsletter articles, emails and intranet postings - click here.
- Customized Rideshare Web Page for Your Company - Let your employees know you support carpooling and vanpooling by getting a free, customized web page with your company logo and message.
Order free New Hire Packets, Brochures and Transit Maps for Employees - If you need transit maps, packets to distribute to employees during orientation, or brochures for the Free Emergency Ride Home program, Ridesharing (carpool or vanpool), Taking the Bus, Telework, or Bike and Walk simply order online. If you have more questions or concerns, please contact your Employee Outreach Coordinator. We will be happy to send those to you promptly.
*NEW* The New Hire Packet is now available online! If you are a paperless company, you can view the packet online and download to read later.
- Calculate How Much Your Commute Costs... and How Much You Can Save – Send this link to your employees to let them calculate how much money they can save by carpooling or taking the bus just once a week!
Reduce Your Company’s Taxes and Improve Your Benefits Package – Did you know that you can allow employees to have a pre-tax saving account for commuting? Employees can save up to $125 a month to pay for bus passes or vanpool fare in a pre-tax savings account. Employers can also offer pre-tax subsidies to employees to offset the cost of commuting. All of these savings for the employee actually save money for the employer too by decreasing FICA taxes. Learn more about pre-tax benefits with this guide sheet or visit our pre-tax calculator.
- Employees and Companies Both Benefit from Commuter Benefits – If you need help convincing your company to start a new Commuter Benefits program or to improve an existing one, check out these articles (coming soon!) to see how something as simple as changing an employee’s commute can improve morale, increase employee retention, and potentially reduce your company’s costs.