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Enterprise Rideshare Makes a Big Impact

  • 2018-06-05
  • Author: Heather Ramsay

When you come together for a better commute with Enterprise Rideshare, you can help make an impact. Every business day, thousands of vanpools transform commutes, taking 100,000 cars off the road. And each year, they eliminate 2.4 billion commuter miles. With fewer cars on the road and fewer miles driven, they’re helping reduce congestion and wear and tear on community infrastructure.

Enterprise Rideshare riders save more than $1.3 billion in commuting costs when you factor in fuel, maintenance, insurance and depreciation. Driving alone can cost an average of $1,000 per month and $10,000 a year (based on AAA average commuting figures) – but Enterprise Rideshare can help cut those costs by as much as 80%.

In addition to reduced commuting costs, riders and employers could receive tax benefits for driving to work together. With a pre-tax benefit toward the costs of vanpooling through IRS Code 132(f), employees reduce taxable income and employers lower FICA payroll taxes.

Enterprise Ridshare reduces nearly 2 billion pounds of carbon emissions each year; the equivalent of 815,000 acres of US forests in one year, 22+ million tree seedlings grown for 10 years and 218 wind turbines installed, according to the EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.

Enterprise Rideshare is a major palyer in commuting, coming in as the fourth largest public transit provider in the United States. Some companies go further and to make it a completely carbon neutral program by purchasing carbon offsets from groups like TerraPass for each vanpool.

Every quarter, Enterprise Rideshare provides riders with an impact report. Based on the daily usage data your employees provide in their online Rider Portal, your custom report shows how much you’ve reduced commuter miles, CO2 emissions and demand for parking spaces.

When people come together in their daily commute, they improve lives, strengthen communities and help the environment. Save time, reduce stress and spend less with Enterprise Rideshare.

For more information on the Enterprise Rideshare program, click here.