Corporate RideSponsor Program

 

RideSponsors

We Deliver Employees To Work

Ready to Become a Corporate Commute Partner?

You’re just one step away from taking your company’s benefits to the next level, and getting your employees to work with METRO.

What Is A Corporate Ridesponsor?

A Corporate RideSponsor encourages its employees to take public transit instead of driving. Riding METRO helps relieve the demand for parking and reduces stress. Employers can even manage the entire program on site via a simple online tool. You can provide this benefit to your employees as a substitute for taxable salary, as a supplemental benefit, or as a combination of the two.

Business The Ride Way

As a RideSponsor, you have the unsurpassed ability to offer the gift of a safe, reliable, and comfortable daily commute. Providing transit benefits to your employees can help you to attract and retain top talent, and using the METRO Q® Fare Card means you pay only for the transit trips used!

 

 

Benefits

Employees Drive Less
Riding versus driving saves your staff valuable time and gas. They can relax, text, use social media, talk or work freely - all while METRO does the driving.

Emergency Guaranteed Ride Home
This free service provides riders a way home in the event of a midday emergency, up to three times per calendar year. The program is available to all bus patrons whose route does not offer midday service. You must be registered and it’s easy to apply. The application is available on METRO’s website. Some restrictions may apply.

Affordable Alternative
No capital investment is required to become a METRO Corporate RideSponsor. You choose your subsidy allocation, and the subscription process is automated. A METRO representative will train your company administrator and will always be available to assist and answer questions.

Employer-paid Benefits
Employers can allocate up to $260 per month for employees to commute using public transit or vanpool. This is a tax-free transit benefit for employees.

Employee-paid Benefits
Employers can offer employees the option of exchanging up to $260 per month in taxable salary for a tax-free transit or vanpool benefit.

Payroll Tax Savings
Both employer-paid and employee-paid benefits are exempt from payroll taxes. So, everyone can save on payroll taxes!

Who is Eligible?

  • Private Employers
  • Non-profits
  • Public Agencies
  • Federal Government Agencies
  • Educational Institutions

Join METRO's Corporate RideSponsor Program

Learn more about becoming a METRO RideSponsor at Client.Services@ridemetro.org or call Karen Marshall at 713-739-4980 and sign up today.

 

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10 Ways to Enjoy Your Commute

  1. Take a nap.
  2. Text your friends.
  3. Catch up on those Netflix episodes.
  4. Listen to your personalized play list.
  5. Unplug.
  6. Meditate and use the commute to be more mindful.
  7. Read your email and respond.
  8. Take up knitting or crocheting.
  9. Shop on the Internet.
  10. Start over.