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Partnership Program

MassRIDES works with employers, colleges and universities to design and implement commute option programs that help reduce the number of cars traveling to a worksite or campus, and improve air quality and traffic congestion, while saving everyone money. The hands-on outreach services from MassRIDES help to create, expand and engage employees through onsite development of customized commute option solutions that address transportation needs for employers and commuters.

Best of all, MassRIDES assistance is free!

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MassRIDES Worksite Services

MassRIDES team of outreach professionals is here to work for you. It is our goal to make it easier for employers throughout the Commonwealth to implement and maintain successful commute options programs. As a partner, you will have a designated outreach coordinator that will work with you to provide customized services based on your worksite needs. Services include:

  • Employee ridematching
  • Vanpool formation
  • Emergency Ride Home program
  • Tax benefits assistance
  • Marketing materials
  • Onsite events and employee fairs
  • Carpool parking signs
  • Incentive program implementation
  • Telework and flextime policy guidance
  • Employee origin maps
  • Sustainability initiatives
  • Relocation assistance
  • NuRide commuter incentives
  • Program evaluation

Worksite Commute Options

Research proves that an employer's supportive attitude is often the most effective motivating force to convince employees to try cleaner and greener commute choices. The following are simple but effective ways MassRIDES partners support worksite commute options:

  • Onsite commuter events with MassRIDES
  • Vanpool information meetings
  • Onsite sale of transit passes
  • Pre-tax or subsidized commuter benefits
  • Employee shuttles
  • Parking cash-out
  • Program marketing through memos, postings, emails, intranet site or new hire packets
  • Preferential or discounted parking for carpoolers and vanpoolers
  • Installation of bicycle racks/secure storage units
  • Showers and/or lockers for bicyclists and walkers
  • Flextime or telework
  • Compressed work week
  • Financial incentives for program participants

The Benefits

There are a number of benefits to implementing a worksite commute options program. Your employees benefit from saving money and arrive at work less stressed. Your community benefits from less traffic and reduced vehicle emissions. As an employer, here are some of the benefits you will discover:

  • Improved employee productivity
  • Easier recruitment and retention
  • Reduced absenteeism and late arrivals
  • Increased employee morale
  • Reduced parking and office space needs and costs
  • Easier access and traffic flow at your company
  • Tax savings
  • Enhanced corporate image
  • Little or no out-of-pocket costs
  • Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) certification
  • DEP Rideshare Regulation requirements and reporting