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For Employers

Reliable Transportation Is The Key

You give your employees the tools they need to succeed at work. But what about getting them to work? Transportation can sometimes be a barrier, but it doesn’t have to be.

Go! Vermont can provide the skills and resources that get your employees to work more affordably, on time, and inspired. By partnering with Go! Vermont, you can help your employees cut their transportation costs, travel more efficiently and address nagging transportation challenges.

Call Us For A Free Commuter Audit*

800-685-RIDE
This is the first step to save you time and expense. We quickly assess your problem and connect you to the best service to meet your needs.

Free Employer Services

Initial Assessment: to start, we’ll evaluate where your employees live and how they get to work.

On-Site Promotion: we’ll provide management and employees with on-site training and tools, to help educate and promote more efficient travel options.

Free Program Services:

  • Carpool Matching—Go! Vermont’s Zimride partner, a free ride-referral service, takes the guesswork out of setting up a Carpool.
  • Vanpool Services—Through our service partner, vRide, employees have the option of vanpooling to work. With a 30-day, no obligation commitment of 5 or more employees, a van is provided right to your workplace.
  • A Guaranteed Ride Home—This free service ensures that employees can get an emergency ride home in the event that they encounter an unexpected change in plans. They may call a cab or rent a car, and Go! Vermont will reimburse them.
  • Promotional Resources—Free Go! Vermont resources to promote your program internally are available, including branding materials, posters, brochures, email templates, business case studies and links to obtain commuter choice benefits.

What are you waiting for? Contact Go! Vermont to advance you Commuter Assistance Plan.


The Facts

Did you know that on average, Vermonters spend more on transportation than any other household budget item, including rent or mortgage?

  • Transportation is the most expensive household budget item for many Vermonters, averaging 25% of all bills when you factor in car payments, insurance, repairs, and fuel.
  • Fuel and repair costs are a big part of the cost. In 2013, drivers spent an average $0.25/mile on fuel, plus $0.045/mile on maintenance.
  • According to AAA, the average cost to own and operate a car is $8,000/year!*
  • Vermonters travel more than the U.S. average. In 2011, the per capita mileage per year was 11,399.

We are confident we can help your employees cut their commute costs in half. It’s like giving a raise!


Business Benefits

Top 5 reasons employers love having a Commuter Assistance Plan:

  1. Better Commute = Happier Employees. Increase job satisfaction, productivity and morale by reducing the stress and costs associated with commuting.
  2. Less Cars. More Parking. When you reduce traffic and parking congestion from single occupant vehicles you’ll also reduce the demand for dedicated parking and the associated costs for maintenance. Win, win.
  3. On Time and Inspired Employees. Commuting challenges can force employees to be late and even miss work. Your Plan will help get them to work dependably and on time.
  4. Make a Statement. Knowing that your business is contributing to a better quality of life and cleaner environment just feels good.
  5. Low Investment. Big Rewards. Free services like carpool matching, vanpool services and our Guaranteed Ride Home are easy to set up and quickly pay off. Save big using pre-tax savings on bus/rail and vanpool expenses. Its a win, win.

Employee Benefits

Top 5 reasons employees love having a Commuter Assistance Plan:

  1. Cut Commuting Costs In Half. Simple and dramatic (50% or more) out-of-pocket cost savings on their commute—adding up to thousands each year! Bus, rail and vanpools save even more with pre-tax savings.
  2. Add Life to Your Car. Taking the bus, vanpooling and carpooling takes hard commuting miles off employees’ personal vehicles and saves on wear and tear expenses.
  3. Never Get Stuck. Our Guaranteed Ride Home is a free service and ensures that employees can get an emergency ride home from work. Just call a cab or rent a car and Go! Vermont will reimburse them.
  4. Green Feels Good. People feel good when they know they’re helping the environment. And speaking of “feeling good”…
  5. Less Stress. Carpooling, vanpooling and taking the bus simply take the stress out of commuting.

Stay Connected

Want help getting started? Want to be part of a growing network of businesses that are already finding success with their smart commute plans?

Contact us—we’ll help you design a commuting program that meets the needs of your workspace.

Regional Partners

From carpooling and transit, to friendly commuting challenges, we are proud to introduce our network of experienced transportation partners.

Located in regional offices across Vermont, our job is to manage transportation demand and encourage improved efficiencies, connecting you with the best resources and services to advance your goals. We refer to this as Transportation Demand Management (TDM).

The role of business is critical to achieving shared goals and we encourage you to learn more. We make it easy through the Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC) Network. Consider joining other like-minded companies concerned about transportation efficiency. Contact the staff at CATMA and Go! Chittenden County for technical assistance and guidance.

Contact Us

Learn more about how to improve access to more affordable transportation for your business, employees and community. The network of business transportation coordinators are also available to help.

Contact Go! Vermont or your regional partner. Below is our growing list of regional partners and volunteer driver programs.

Community Rides Volunteer Driver Program

Did you know about the volunteer driver program serving several communities across Vermont? Visit the Community Rides Volunteer Driver Program page to learn more.

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