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  • If you haven't already filled out a rideshare survey we have some up here. Talk to your coworkers, call 1-800-234-Ride to find out your transit route and for any other assistance you may need in regards to your daily commuter

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  • South Florida Workforce and South Florida Commuter Services Present: Transportation Solutions For Large Employers
  • What is SFCS? Employer outreach and marketing to individual commuters Tri-county commuter assistance program Mission – “To improve the quality of life in South Florida by increasing the use of alternative modes of transportation” Funded by Florida Department of Transportation
  • The Cost of Turnover
    • On average it cost an employer one third of a new hire’s annual salary to replace an employee
    • At minimum wage the cost to replace an employee is estimated at $3700.00
    • The cost Includes:
    • -Person filling in while position is vacant
    • -Lost of productivity
    • -Cost of training new employee
  • How can we help?
    • Evaluate company needs
    • Survey and match employees (over 70,000 in database)
    • Design a specialized transportation program for your company
    • Assist in implementing and maintaining program
    • Provide collateral/marketing materials
  • Our Network
    • When you meet with South Florida Commuter Services, you get our network of partners who bring you better opportunities.
    SFCS Miami-Dade Transit South Florida Vanpool 511 INFO
  • SFCS Database
    • Log on to:
    • Or Call:
    • 1-800-324-RIDE
    • Matches commuters who live close to each other and have similar work schedules
    • More than 70,000 currently in system
  • Log on to: Or Call: 1-800-324-RIDE Create a new RidePro registration Log on/Find matches FDOT-Regulated Confidential Privacy Policy All information is secured and kept confidential and not shared with any third party other than those participants that are looking for a ridematch. Personal information (i.e. home address, home phone, etc.) is kept confidential and is not at any time provided to a potential match partner. Joe Commuter 123 Main Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33021
  • Vanpool Program Five or more commuters sharing a ride to and from work Average cost per passenger is $90 - $130 per employee/month $400/month subsidy from Miami-Dade County Month-to-Month Lease $1 million insurance policy Currently 162 vanpools in South Florida
  • Vanpool Costs
    • The cost includes:
      • Vehicle Lease
      • Mileage
      • Gas
      • Tolls
      • Maintenance
      • Insurance
  • Driver Requirements
    • Must be 25 years of age
    • Light credit check
    • Five year safe driving record
    • Florida Driver’s License
  • Miami-Dade Transit Discounts
    • Corporate Pass Discount Program
      • Regular Price $75.00
      • 5-99 $67.50
      • 100 or more $65.00
      • Parking Permit $6.25
    • Unlimited use of Metro Bus, Metrorail and Metromover
  • What are Commuter Benefits?
    • Transit and vanpool benefits that employers can provide to employees on a tax-free basis
    • A type of qualified transportation fringe benefit. Part of the federal tax code: Title 26 Section 132(f)
    • Tax-free (no federal payroll or income taxes) up to specified limit - $105
    • Requires employer involvement
    • Ways to participate:
      • Employer-paid subsidy
      • Pre-tax
      • Combination
  • Emergency Ride Home What happens when…? Commuters who carpool, vanpool, bike or ride public transit to work three times/week are eligible for six free taxi rides/year from work in the event of an emergency.
  • Best Workplaces for Commuters SM
    • Similar to other “Best” lists like Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work for
    • By joining employers gain exclusive use of the identifier, Best Workplaces for Commuters SM
    • Requirements for the Program:
      • Offer $30/month subsidy per employee
      • Ridematching (SFCS)
      • ERH (SFCS)
  • Case Studies
    • What LNR offers
    • Provides a $50 subsidy for transit, vanpooling, and carpooling
    • Allows pre-tax spending account for remaining balance of transit and vanpooling
    • Headquarters in Miami Beach, also implemented program for the whole corporation
    • Results
    • 3 vanpools, 21 riders
    • 32 carpoolers
    • Real estate and finance company
    • 300 employees in Miami Beach
    • Creates Additional Parking
    • Decreases Tardiness
    • Increases Productivity
    • Better Recruitment & Retention
    • Low-cost Valuable Benefit
    • Better Community Standing
    • Expanded Labor Market
    • Less Payroll Taxes
    • “ Best Workplaces for Commuters” A designation by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation.
    Employer Benefits
  • Where do we go from here?
  • Next Step
    • Pledge to meet with us for just 10 minutes
    • and get the chance to win a $100.00
    • Gas Card .
    • We do the work and you get the perk!
  • Contact Information
    • Suzell Hopman
    • Miami-Dade Outreach Manager
    • 305-401-9880
    • [email_address]
    • Annie Arguello
    • Vanpool Coordinator
    • 305-558-1355
    • [email_address]
    • Guy Millord
    • Project Manager
    • 305-558-1355
    • [email_address]