Rideshare

FOR EMPLOYERS

Welcome to VCTC’s Rideshare program, a one-stop shop for commute information for Ventura County employers and their employees. Our representatives will help you and your employees find transportation solutions that will not only make your organization more successful but improve the economic vitality and quality of life of the entire region.

We also provide FREE assistance to your organization in complying with Ventura County’s Rule 211.

RULE 211

Rule 211 is the regulation that requires Ventura County employers with more than 100 employees to collect information about their employees’ commuting habits. It also urges employers to help take cars off the road by voluntarily encouraging their employees to carpool, vanpool, walk, bike or take the bus or train.

The goal is to improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion in Ventura County.

If your organization employs more than 100 people at worksites in Ventura County, you must comply. VCTC can help and assistance is FREE.

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Download our Rule 211 brochure or call 951.352.8006 to learn more.

GUARANTEED RIDE HOME

With the Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) program, your employees who participate in a qualified ridesharing option (vanpool, carpool, transit, biking) can rest assured that they will have a ride home should an emergency come up. The GRH program is offered at no cost to you as an employer or to the employee. We can also provide informational brochures for your employees free of charge.

To sign up or more information, call 951.352.8006.

TAX BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYEES

Ridesharing has many benefits and among them are pre-tax commuter incentives. Effective January 1, 2014, rideshare participants can receive $130 monthly in pre-tax money to assist with ridesharing costs.

This pre-tax deduction can be used to pay for vanpool, bus, and train expenses – any mode of mass transit. An employer can provide these benefits by purchasing transit passes or sponsoring vanpools, offer a pre-tax payroll deduction, or provide a combination of the two options (IRS Code 132(f) – Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefits). Additional details are available in IRS Publication 15-B.

Bicycle commuters are also eligible to receive a $20 monthly “qualified bicycle commuting reimbursement” (up to $240 annually) stemming from the 2008 Federal Energy Act. This reimbursement can be used for bicycle improvements, repair, storage, or the purchase of a new bicycle.

Give us a call if you’d like to learn more about these incentives, 951.352.8006.

WORKSITE RIDESHARE PROGRAM

When you work with VCTC, our representatives will help your organization establish and maintain a worksite rideshare program. We have resources to encourage your employees to carpool, vanpool, bike walk or take transit to work. In turn, ridesharing helps employees get to work on time, reduce stress, save money and improve their health and wellness.

RESOURCES

RideMatch.info
This site provide users a database of individuals seeking a carpool or vanpool partner and offers personalized commute plans free of charge.

RideGuide
For those companies that use VCTC’s Commuter Services Program, VCTC will generate a personalized RideGuide for each employee. The RideGuide includes bus routes, park-and-ride lots and a list of potential carpool partners — all customized to the employee’s home location, work location and work schedule.

Rideshare Events & Promotional Materials
Throughout the year, VCTC will provide you with regular emails, newsletters and other promotional materials to educate your employees about commuting options and the benefits of ridesharing.

We’ll provide you with tools to run worksite events, like Rideshare Week and Bike to Work Week, where your employees can earn prizes for sharing their ride.

Bikeways Map
Ventura County has an extensive bike route system. VCTC offers an interactive Bike Map to help plan commutes to work or for leisure. Printed bike maps are available free of charge to distribute to your employees. Call 951.352.8006 to request.

Click here for additional bike info.

RideMatch.info
This site provide users a database of individuals seeking a carpool or vanpool partners and personalized commute plans free of charge.

RideGuide
For those companies that use VCTC’s Commuter Services Program, VCTC will generate a personalized RideGuide for each employee. The RideGuide includes bus routes, park-and-ride lots and a list of potential carpool partners — all customized to the employee’s home location, work location and work schedule.

Rideshare Events & Promotional Materials
Throughout the year, VCTC will provide you with regular emails, newsletters and other promotional materials to educate your employees about commuting options and the benefits of ridesharing.

We’ll provide you with tools to run worksite events, like Rideshare Week and Bike to Work Week, where your employees can earn prizes for sharing their ride.

Bikeways Map
Ventura County has an extensive bike route system. VCTC offers an interactive Bike Map to help plan commutes to work or for leisure. Printed bike maps are available free of charge to distribute to your employees. Call 951.352.8006 to request.

Click here for additional bike info.

ON THE GO

On the Go is a newsletter published for Southern California companies who offer a rideshare program or are interested in offering one. It provides help for employers to run a rideshare program at the worksite, including information on events, program updates, transit news and more. This publication is published every other month and is free of charge.

November/December 2018 Issue