The use of incentives to increase employee participation in company-sponsored ride-sharing programs is discussed, and the efforts of 2 companies that have introduced incentives to increase participation in pooling are described. Free parking or reimbursement of parking fees for carpools, reimbursng transit fares, and savings bond and TV prizes are some of the inentives used. The United Gas Pipe Line Company in Houston, Texas initiated a Busing and Carpool Subsidy Program that pays employees to use the Houston's mass transit system and carpools. The transit rebate program works two ways, either with a company-provided bus pass or through reimbursement of bus fares. Free parking is provided for carpools of 4 or more. As well as offering reimbursement, the company pays taxes due on such income. A commuter club started by the Jones and Laughlin Steel Corp. in Pittsburgh, Pa. is described. As an incentive, a monthly drawing is sponsored for bus passes which permit employees to ride the bus free for a month, and provides 15 car washes and fill-ups.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Federation for Safety and Mobility

    1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N W
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 1-3
  • Serial:
    • Pool it News
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Highway Users Federation for Safety and Mobility

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00135032
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 11 1981 12:00AM