A substantial number of persons do not acquire or sustain employment opportunities simply because they cannot get to and from work. Lack of transportation should never be the reason that an employee and/or job candidate misses out on working, however. Taxi companies and employers, large and smaller companies, should offer their own ride-sharing programs and have corresponding apps that could be utilized to view the locations and destinations of travelers and match potential ride sharers. Companies could additionally purchase and give or sell low-cost cars that are in good condition to employees.
Employer Ridesharing Programs
Employer ridesharing programs would consist of ridesharing networks of employees of specific companies that would have their own customized apps. Employees could utilize the apps to connect with and join or create carpools for which they would utilize their own personal vehicles, request a shuttle pick-up from home (if their employers have or would acquire shuttles for this purpose), or to join taxi carpools and share fare with co-workers and/or others traveling in the same direction, preferably the same co-workers and/or other persons on a routine basis. They would additionally utilize the app to withdraw from a carpool or to call off a pick-up on any given day.
The prescribed customized rideshare apps would work similarly to other already existent rideshare apps. The app users would type their location and destination addresses where prompted and the app would instantaneously exhibit nearby drivers and riders traveling in the same direction.
The app user would select the request to share a ride icon, indicating the time that they must arrive at their destination. Other interested app users or taxi drivers utilizing the apps could accept or ignore the request(s).
Employees with cars or other vehicles could earn additional income by picking up and/or dropping off co-workers at home on their routine routes to and from work, while simultaneously saving commuting costs for each member of the carpool. In addition to creating carpools via the prescribed company apps, employees interested in creating carpools could advertise their availability to pick up and/or drop off co-workers by creating and distributing and/or posting flyers on designated company information boards.
Company Shuttles that Retrieve and Carry Employees Home
Companies that have or would consider acquiring shuttles could utilize them to pick employees up from home or designated localities and deduct ride-sharing costs from subject employees’ pay.
Company Disbursal or Sale of Low-cost Up-to-Par Cars to Employees
Companies could additionally issue coupons or vouchers to employees to purchase used or recycled cars that are in good condition or companies could have their own car lots that might consist of a conglomeration of vehicles that they purchase wholesale and sell to employees for significantly discounted rates, here too deducting costs from the subject employees’ pay…
A Routine Ride-sharing Payroll Deduction
Employers could offer a routine employee ride sharing payroll deduction option to all employees or simply deduct this conservative fee for the benefit or potential benefit of any and all employees, who should additionally be capable of utilizing the service to have repairs made to any vehicle in their plan that they own or are purchasing.
Carpools are nothing new. Information about carpooling can be found on state websites. Ride sharing programs and apps already exist, and most people have probably heard of them, though most who would benefit from them are likely not familiar with or trusting of them. The prescribed would remedy this. Companies thrive on the presence of their employees. Helping dedicated workers get to work would help companies retain business and workers. Taxis and the personal vehicles of employees who drive to work have multiple seats. Certain companies have or could readily acquire shuttles. Why not make them useful and generate supplemental revenue while saving costs for subject commuters.