Don't settle for driving alone. Give ridesharing a try!

Why commute to work alone? Find a Rideshare partner.

No gym membership required. Bike to work and reap the rewards.

No gym membership required. Bike to work and reap the rewards.

Change your thoughts and you change your world. –Norman Vincent Peale

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The mission of Commuter Services is to assist and offer County of Riverside employees a broad range of transportation alternatives other than driving to work alone, and to increase employees awareness on the benefits of ridesharing. Through creative planning and partnerships with other public entities such as Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), Commuter Services strives to lead Riverside County in achieving its goals of to reduce air pollution, improve traffic congestion and make Riverside County a better place to live and work.

Consistent with the Federal Clean Air Act, the mission of the County’s Employee Commute Reduction Program (ECRP), also known as Rideshare, is to promote County employee participation in trip reduction and rideshare programs. The ECRP Program is intended to reduce traffic congestion and air emissions from vehicles used for commuting between home and the worksite and to increase the Average Vehicle Ridership (AVR) at County worksites regulated by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). The goal is to educate and encourage employees to participate in alternative commute modes in order to reduce the number of “drive alone” trips to the worksite. This is accomplished through marketing, educating, and providing incentives to employees to increase interest in using alternative modes of transportation when commuting to and from work. Employee Transportation Coordinators (ETCs) are essential to program success. ETCs market Rideshare options to employees by promoting the benefits of Ridesharing, such as saving money, time and protecting the environment.

Commuter Services offers an incentive program for eligible and registered participants. The incentives and services provided by Commuter Services are at no cost to the employees, except for the County Vehicle (CV) Program, which is an employee subsidized program. First time registered participants may be eligible to receive a $2-A-Day incentive in the form of a gift card for every day they RideShare within the first three consecutive months of registering for the program! Commuter Services also offers registered participants the Guaranteed Ride Home Program for qualifying events, the County Vehicle (CV) Program which allows a group of four or more employees to share the usage and cost for a County Vehicle and the Transportation Expense Program where you may purchase transit passes on a pre-tax basis through your bi-weekly payroll deduction. Other incentives offered are preferred carpool parking permits, the RideShare Plus Membership Program where employees are provided with a merchant discount link to receive many discounts, coupons, monthly drawings, and much more! There are many great opportunities to register with Commuter Services! If you are interested in registering with the program or receiving more information, please contact our office. We will be more than happy to assist you!

When most people think about what it costs to commute to work, they usually only think of gas prices. They never consider other variables such as vehicle maintenance/repairs, tires, insurance, license, registration, taxes, depreciation, and finance charges. Find out below what your commute cost is, and if you might be interested in saving money by utilizing a different mode of transportation to work, contact Commuter Services about your options!