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Today's business environment is competitive. Employee transportation to and from work is a growing concern recognized by many companies. To attract and retain qualified employees, employers large and small are implementing Smart Trips programs. The benefits of these programs include:

Benefits to the Employer

  • Bus pass subsidy program
  • Carpool/vanpool matching service
  • Provides a recruiting "edge" and improves retention
  • Decreases absenteeism
  • Reduces payroll taxes through the use of pre-taxing and subsidizing of transit fares
  • Allows for a deductible business expense, reducing taxable revenue
  • Increases employee productivity
  • Promotes positive community image
  • Eases employee parking demand, increasing availability for customers
  • Rounds out a competitive benefits package at low or no cost  

Benefits to the Employee

  • Reduces the cost of commuting
  • Results in less wear and tear on personal vehicles
  • Increased personal time during commute
  • Optimizes on-time arrival to work
  • Reduces commute stress and increases productivity
  • Provides tax-free commuter benefits
  • Increases convenience by receiving bus pass at work 

Benefits to the Community

  • Decreases auto emissions and improves air quality
  • Enhances image of the community as a tourist destination
  • Increases mobility during peak travel time
  • Reduces wear on roads and highways
  • Improves the quality of life in the Truckee Meadows