The Office of Marketing and Commuter Services provides support to area employers and commuters to help them find a commute that works better for their own needs, and for the region. Through education and outreach services, the following programs give the tools necessary to understand the importance of how we commute and the positive impact these changes can have on employee morale and productivity, a company’s bottom line, and the region’s traffic congestion and air quality.
In this period of COVID uncertainty, and as many employees are slowly making their way back to work, DVRPC is offering a partner program called “Assisting Commuters After COVID.” ACAC was developed to answer commuter questions about the viability and safety of different commuting methods right now, and to help employers provide relevant information to their employees, and to establish more regular and longer-term commute-related policies and programs.
DVRPC offers several programs for commuters who work in southeastern Pennsylvania, and for their employers. Commuters can go to PA Carpool for information on commuting around the Philadelphia region, as well as programs in other parts of Pennsylvania and our surrounding states. This page also includes information on ridesharing and commuting options for southern New Jersey, too.
RideECO is the region's commuter benefit program that employers can offer to their employees to help pay for commuting on transit or by vanpool. RideECO saves employers and commuters money by taking advantage of federal legislation that allows tax-free dollars to pay for transit fares.
MAP is a program for employers in southeastern Pennsylvania, to educate them on the importance of encouraging employees to consider alternate commute choices. Whether it's on transit, in a car pool or van pool, or even working from home, MAP has information on what the alternatives are and how companies and their employees can take advantage of them. MAP includes the Share-A-Ride program (below) plus information on Emergency Ride Home, telework, flex time and parking management.
The Share-A-Ride program is a free computerized service that can match commuters with convenient transit services, car pools, vanpool groups, even walking and bicycling opportunities. Eligible commuters must work in the 5-county southeastern Pennsylvania region. Even employers can get on board by locating matches for their employees!