Learn more about RVTD's Employer Commute Services and a few tools and programs to help with your commute
Moving you forward
Drive Less Connect + RIdeshare
Drive Less Connect is a free, easy to use, online ridematching and trip logging tool. Using Drive Less Connect's ride matching function, employees can set-up and manage their own carpools or join existing carpools to work.
Create your own Employer Network!
RVTD will set-up a network just for your worksite for FREE. This will allow employees to find carpool matches with other company employees. At your request, we provide a demonstration/quick training to get a carpool network up and running at your worksite. Free promotions, marketing materials, and incentives can be provided.
Emergency Ride Home Program
The Emergency Ride Home Program (ERH) is like commuter insurance. It is an opportunity for employers in the Rogue Valley to provide employees with up to four (4) free taxi rides home each year, should they experience a personal or family emergency on a day when they have commuted to work without a car (bike, bus, walk, carpool, vanpool). This program is offered at no cost to both Employer and Employee. ERH is one of the easiest, cost-free benefits an employer can offer their employees. For interested employers/employees Contact RVTD.
Employers must be enrolled in this free program in order for it to be available to their employees. Employer FAQ's
Bus Pass Programs
RVTD offers two bus pass program for employers, organizations and schools. Making it easy to provide transit access to an entire population at a substantial discount.
Bus Pass Benefits:
- Attract and Retain Quality Employees.
- Reduce Parking Demand.
- Enhance Company Reputation.
- Reduce Absenteeism.
- Provide Unlimited Transit Access to Employees.
U-Pass Program: With the U-Pass Program, the monthly price of bus fare is $3.85 per employee or participant for companies that buy the pass for all their employees. That's a 93% discount compared to a regular bus pass!
FareShare Program: This option lets employers share the cost of transit access with their employees, with a major discount for both. For just $0.45 per person per month, a company can provide access to greatly reduced transit fare.
For more Information on Bus Pass Programs visit RVTD's Webpage.
Way to Go Program
RVTD houses the Transportation Options program for southwest Oregon. Our program promotes alternatives to driving alone. Our primary activities are these:
- Education: programs in local schools include "Gus Rides the Bus" Interactive Bus program, bicycle safety education classes, Safe Routes to School program coordination, and Walk and Bike to School Day.
- Public Outreach: look for the RVTD booth at local events throughout the year to learn about your transportation options.
- Employer Outreach: view the links at left or contact us to learn more about the employee bus pass program, tax credit assistance, carpool matching, park & ride lots, and our other services to employers.
- Government Outreach: the Transportation Options program works with local government to promote policies and infrastructure that reduce reliance on automobile transportation.
Other Links + Resources
Other RVTD Employer Services
Surveying– RVTD can survey your employees on their transportation needs to identify barriers and opportunities to improve employee mobility. Surveying can also be done before a bus pass program is implemented to determine viability.
Employee Outreach– RVTD can promote transportation options and commute alternatives to your employees to help them get to work. Educating and marketing usage of carpooling, bicycling, walking, and riding transit. Marketing materials and incentives can be provided.
Worksite Audit – Review of viable transportation options at worksite, audit of bicycle and pedestrian accessibility. Suggestions to make workplace attractive and accessible for a variety of transportation modes, making it clear for employees to get to work.
Employee Transportation Coordinator Training– RVTD provides training program to organization staff to become Employee Transportation Coordinators (ETC). An ETC is a company representative who promotes and supports transportation options within their company.
GoRogue Valley – Local coalition of people committed to promoting active transportation options for a healthy, livable valley. We use this website as a hub or clearinghouse for active transportation programming, events, and information in southern Oregon’s beautiful Rogue Valley, in order to help people get around the area by bike, bus, and on foot (as well as with other alternatives to driving alone).
Drive Less. Save More – Statewide Resource with the goal is to raise public awareness about the benefits of driving less through trip chaining and other smart driving strategies, such as riding transit, carpooling, vanpooling, ridesharing, telecommuting, biking and/or walking.