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.