What Others Say About Us
Here is what people say about why they choose to carpool, vanpool or ride the bus in the Kansas City region. And here is why increasing numbers of employers offer employee transportation programs and commuter benefits with the help of RideShare.
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Individual RideShare Users
“I carpool because I like not having to drive every day.”
“I have a long commute, but as a vanpool driver, I get my ride free, plus 500 free personal miles per month.”
“I ride the bus because it’s reasonable, convenient, and I can read or talk to people. I also don’t have to search for a parking spot.”
“It makes financial sense for us because we can get by with one car. It definitely saves us money.”
“With the Guaranteed Ride Home, I never have to worry about getting stuck at work.”
“State Street’s ongoing initiative to provide options for employees to promote cleaner air is evidenced by its longstanding commitment to provide subsidized bus transit passes and to promote the Mid-America Regional Council’s RideShare program. Currently we are in the process of revamping our parking program so that we can better identify and recognize employees that carpool. This is just one of the many benefits that State Street provides to emphasize the work/life balance for our employees and a better, cleaner environment for everyone in Kansas City.”
Mary J. Lawler
Assistant Vice President, Communications Manager
Kansas City, Mo.
“Mentoring employees to assist them to be successful in their work is an important part of what I do. Working toward retention and recruitment many times involves their transportation needs. A major tool toward assisting employees, either recruiting them or retaining them is the cost effective solutions RideShare offers. It is evident by the drop in absenteeism, tardiness and overall lowered turnover rates that meeting the transportation needs of the employees is a significant factor. I believe the metro area is very fortunate to have such an organized system meeting the needs of its businesses and citizens. It is working for me!”
Providence Medical Center
Kansas City, Kan.
“TranSystems participates in MARC’s RideShare program to provide our 130 Kansas City employees an alternative to driving alone to the office each day. We also feel it’s the responsible approach as a corporate resident of the central business district. MARC, The Metro and Johnson County Transit make it easy for our employees to get information on ridesharing programs and purchase monthly transit passes. It’s another valuable benefit for our employees.”
Kansas City, Mo.
“The Mid-America Regional Council’s RideShare program has been instrumental to the success of Hallmark employees’ transportation needs. The Guaranteed Ride Home program has influenced many employees to begin ridesharing. The Guaranteed Ride offers great peace of mind to all our ridesharing employees, even though very few actually need it. It is great for them to know it is there for emergencies. The program for matching interested participants has also been very helpful. It is great to have a partner like MARC to help promote our ridesharing programs to employees.”
Corporate Services Manager
Kansas City, Mo.