In this day in age, the most desirable places to work provide their employees with benefits that go beyond typical offerings like healthcare or 401ks. Instead, companies are getting creative with the ways that they can improve the lives of their employees and retain top-tier talent. One of the most impactful ways that you can go above and beyond for your employees is the implementation of a company shuttle. Not only does it open up inexpensive transportation options for employees, but it also has an environmental benefit, which is incredibly important as more companies make commitments to becoming carbon neutral.
First off, you might be wondering, “What does operating a company shuttle entail?” Well, each employee shuttle program is completely customizable to the needs of the business, especially when partnering with a transportation provider who knows the ins and outs of shuttle logistics. But generally speaking, an employee shuttle program identifies the most popular ways that employees get to and from their office, as well as the ways that they transport themselves between offices or around a campus, and finds opportunities where a group transportation option could save employees time and/or money during their commute. For example, maybe your office is located 2 miles from the nearest train stop. You might have a large percentage of your employees that would take public transportation, thus saving time spent in traffic, cost of gas, and opening up opportunities for extra productivity during their commute. However, far fewer people will be willing to use that option due to the 30-40 minutes between the train stop and the office. By adding in a fixed-route shuttle, you are connecting the dots and cutting that piece of their commute down to a mere 5-10 minutes.
Not only does this small change make a huge impact on your employees, but it also makes a huge impact on the environment. According to TransitScreen, “Eliminating one single-occupancy vehicle’s commute from San Francisco to Mountain View, CA, can reduce up to 40 lbs. of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) per year.” As companies around the Bay Area and beyond make pledges to reduce their environmental impact, the implementation of an energy-efficient transportation option for employees can help organizations take huge strides towards those goals. Especially with the continued increase of new types of electric vehicles onto the market, electric shuttle bus options are imminent. We at Mosaic Global Transportation are working hard to stay at the forefront of the electric vehicle industry and are proud to lead the charge in the electrification of fleets, allowing for this to become a reality even sooner for our clients.
The benefits of company shuttle programs are clear: they can lower employee absenteeism, lower employee presenteeism, and increase life satisfaction. This is how employers attract and retain employees. Therefore, all that’s left to do is implement the program! And that’s where we come in. Our highly trained account managers are standing by, ready to create a customized program that suits the unique needs of your organization. If you’re intrigued by the concept and are interested in learning more, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 1.800.398.7881 or via email at Info@mosaicglobaltransportation.com. We look forward to answering your questions and providing you with advice on how we can work together to create an employee shuttle service that will keep your staff excited to come to work every day.