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  1. 2. South Florida Workforce and South Florida Commuter Services Present: Transportation Solutions For Large Employers
  2. 3. 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
  3. 4. The Cost of Turnover <ul><li>On average it cost an employer one third of a new hire’s annual salary to replace an employee </li></ul><ul><li>At minimum wage the cost to replace an employee is estimated at $3700.00 </li></ul><ul><li>The cost Includes: </li></ul><ul><li>-Person filling in while position is vacant </li></ul><ul><li>-Lost of productivity </li></ul><ul><li>-Cost of training new employee </li></ul>
  4. 5. How can we help? <ul><li>Evaluate company needs </li></ul><ul><li>Survey and match employees (over 70,000 in database) </li></ul><ul><li>Design a specialized transportation program for your company </li></ul><ul><li>Assist in implementing and maintaining program </li></ul><ul><li>Provide collateral/marketing materials </li></ul>
  5. 6. Our Network <ul><li>When you meet with South Florida Commuter Services, you get our network of partners who bring you better opportunities. </li></ul>SFCS Miami-Dade Transit South Florida Vanpool 511 INFO
  6. 7. SFCS Database <ul><li>Log on to: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Or Call: </li></ul><ul><li>1-800-324-RIDE </li></ul><ul><li>Matches commuters who live close to each other and have similar work schedules </li></ul><ul><li>More than 70,000 currently in system </li></ul>
  7. 8. 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
  8. 9. 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
  9. 10. Vanpool Costs <ul><li>The cost includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vehicle Lease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mileage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tolls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insurance </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Driver Requirements <ul><li>Must be 25 years of age </li></ul><ul><li>Light credit check </li></ul><ul><li>Five year safe driving record </li></ul><ul><li>Florida Driver’s License </li></ul>
  11. 12. Miami-Dade Transit Discounts <ul><li>Corporate Pass Discount Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular Price $75.00 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5-99 $67.50 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100 or more $65.00 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parking Permit $6.25 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unlimited use of Metro Bus, Metrorail and Metromover </li></ul>
  12. 13. What are Commuter Benefits? <ul><li>Transit and vanpool benefits that employers can provide to employees on a tax-free basis </li></ul><ul><li>A type of qualified transportation fringe benefit. Part of the federal tax code: Title 26 Section 132(f) </li></ul><ul><li>Tax-free (no federal payroll or income taxes) up to specified limit - $105 </li></ul><ul><li>Requires employer involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Ways to participate: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employer-paid subsidy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-tax </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combination </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. 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.
  14. 15. Best Workplaces for Commuters SM <ul><li>Similar to other “Best” lists like Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work for </li></ul><ul><li>By joining employers gain exclusive use of the identifier, Best Workplaces for Commuters SM </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements for the Program: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer $30/month subsidy per employee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ridematching (SFCS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ERH (SFCS) </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Case Studies <ul><li>What LNR offers </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a $50 subsidy for transit, vanpooling, and carpooling </li></ul><ul><li>Allows pre-tax spending account for remaining balance of transit and vanpooling </li></ul><ul><li>Headquarters in Miami Beach, also implemented program for the whole corporation </li></ul><ul><li>Results </li></ul><ul><li>3 vanpools, 21 riders </li></ul><ul><li>32 carpoolers </li></ul><ul><li>Real estate and finance company </li></ul><ul><li>300 employees in Miami Beach </li></ul>
  16. 18. <ul><li>Creates Additional Parking </li></ul><ul><li>Decreases Tardiness </li></ul><ul><li>Increases Productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Better Recruitment & Retention </li></ul><ul><li>Low-cost Valuable Benefit </li></ul><ul><li>Better Community Standing </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded Labor Market </li></ul><ul><li>Less Payroll Taxes </li></ul><ul><li>“ Best Workplaces for Commuters” A designation by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation. </li></ul>Employer Benefits
  17. 19. Where do we go from here?
  18. 20. Next Step <ul><li>Pledge to meet with us for just 10 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>and get the chance to win a $100.00 </li></ul><ul><li>Gas Card . </li></ul><ul><li>We do the work and you get the perk! </li></ul>
  19. 21. Contact Information <ul><li>Suzell Hopman </li></ul><ul><li>Miami-Dade Outreach Manager </li></ul><ul><li>305-401-9880 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Annie Arguello </li></ul><ul><li>Vanpool Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>305-558-1355 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Guy Millord </li></ul><ul><li>Project Manager </li></ul><ul><li>305-558-1355 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>