Our Services & Programs
Let Ride Together Pierce help you reach your business goals
If you experience parking shortages at your worksite, want to improve your employee retention and attraction rates, increase productivity, or hope to emerge as a sustainable business in the community, a transportation program can help you meet your goals.
Whether you have five employees or 500, have offices right by a bus line or further from a transit hub, the Ride Together Pierce Team can help you develop a program with customized services and programs that support your business needs and practices.
Here are some of the free services and programs we offer.
Ride Together Pierce provides customized support to develop and implement your transportation program. In addition to the services below, we are happy to discuss customized tools to make your program as effective as possible.
An Employer Services Coordinator, like our team, can meet with your business to develop a transportation program and discuss benefits and savings. A coordinator can also present at a staff meeting and provide support to your Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC).
Ride Together Pierce can provide you with marketing materials and commute information (like brochures, posters, emails, and schedules) to distribute at your workplace.
We’ll provide you with the tools to survey your employees with easy online forms to identify which commute options make the most sense for your employees. We can use the information to help find ways to encourage employees to use alternative commute options.
If you have a benefits fair or other employee events, we can team up with your staff to present commute options information.
We’ll help you designate an Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC) at your worksite to be the point of contact between your employees and the Ride Together Pierce team. In addition to offering annual training, we’ll provide ongoing support to the ETC so that your workplace transportation program runs smoothly.
ORCA business accounts
Providing transit passes to your employees is now even easier with the ORCA (One Regional Card for All) business programs. If you already offer a transit subsidy, making the switch to ORCA could save you money and time.
If you don’t offer a subsidy, providing ORCA products to employees can be a valuable benefit and free up parking or save on leased spaces. Visit the ORCA for Businesses page to learn about the different types of accounts available.
We are happy to connect your business with an ORCA Sales representative to determine the ways an ORCA account could save you money.
Employer Transportation Program
Transportation programs help to reduce the drive alone rate, support our region’s goal for a healthy environment and robust economy, and work to effectively reduce air pollution, traffic congestion and fuel consumption.
We work with businesses to support their employees in taking advantage of various commute options while also providing employers with valuable tools to promote worksite transportation programs.
Emergency Ride Home
To help alleviate employee concerns about using a commute option, we provide an Emergency Ride Home program. If an employee who uses a commute option to get to work needs to attend to an emergency while at work, we’ll reimburse them up to $100 for the cost of an Uber, Lyft, or taxi ride home, to their car, or to other approved locations.
Best Commuter Business Leadership
We want to acknowledge the work that goes into a successful worksite program, which is why we’ve created the Best Commuter Business leadership program.
We promote a number of challenges, such as Bike Month and Your Work Your Way: Telework and Compressed Workweeks, that reward smart commuters with great prizes.
We believe these challenges are not only fun and rewarding for individuals but important for businesses. Employers can join in on the fun and watch their culture around productivity and sustainability transform! The camaraderie, health and money-saving benefits helps employees feel more connected to their place of work which comes with all kinds of advantages from stronger teams to increased retention.
Interested in learning more about our services and programs? Contact us.