Ind.'s CityBus launches ‘Ride to Work’ employer-paid program

Posted on December 7, 2017

Under a new program, employers receive 30-day bus passes on consignment from CityBus to provide at no cost to workers as a perk. Photo: CityBus
Under a new program, employers receive 30-day bus passes on consignment from CityBus to provide at no cost to workers as a perk. Photo: CityBus

Lafayette, Ind.-based CityBus launched a new employer-paid program called “Ride to Work.”

Under the program, employers receive 30-day bus passes on consignment from CityBus to provide at no cost to workers as a perk. The company pays for the passes when they are distributed, and CityBus replenishes their supply as needed.

“The benefits are two-fold,” said Martin Sennett, CityBus GM. “Employees are assured of transportation to and from work, which promotes good morale and loyalty, and employers demonstrate that they value their workforce while assuring they’re adequately staffed.”

A pilot program begun with Kirby Risk Service Center, a local electrical manufacturing plant, proved the success of the program, and the business currently has 28 employees enjoying the perk, said Bryce Gibson, CityBus manager of development, who administers the program.

“We’re now rolling out ‘Ride to Work’ to any Tippecanoe County employer on or near CityBus routes,” said Gibson. “It’s a huge benefit to employers and employees alike, and an important way that CityBus is connecting people to opportunities.”

“The program is a win-win,” said Dan Phebus, Kirby Risk Service Center plant manager. “Some potential employees were having transportation issues, resulting in attendance problems and, eventually, employee retention problems for us.”

CityBus passes and two new, daily stops at Kirby Risk solved the challenge, he says. “We have experienced a high retention rate for employees using CityBus.”

Christopher Salguero, an eight-year employee, walked to and from work for years. With the CityBus pass, he said, “Kirby Risk is saying they care about their employees and their welfare, they care about me. It’s a great benefit.”

A bus pass makes “a good place to work” even better, said David Brock. “I was a little surprised by the benefit, because I couldn’t work here if it wasn’t for the bus and my work schedule. They let me know they care about their employees.”

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Sacramento RT awards contract for bus route optimization study

Jarrett Walker + Associates will evaluate SacRT’s existing service conditions, as well as current travel patterns, to determine the type of design changes to recommend.

Academy Bus to add 6 New Flyer battery-electric buses, charging stations

The buses will be deployed in 2018 on Columbia University's Intercampus Shuttle network, operating between locations in Manhattan, New Jersey, and Rockland County.

ADL celebrates rollout of 10K two-axle, double-deck bus

The 78-seat executive Enviro400 will join demonstration fleet as the company continues to promote high-specification double decks as an option for premium services.

Grande West lands Canadian Vicinity bus order

The 15 Vicinity buses will be delivered to the Société de transport du Saguenay, the Société de transport de Lévis, and the Société de transport de Trois-Rivières.

Mark Aesch to deliver keynote address, more at Transit Bus eXchange

Event is designed to connect an influential group of public transportation bus operators with a select group of product and service suppliers for an exchange of information, ideas, and solutions. 

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment



Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close