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Employer Services

Good employees are hard to find. Once you find them, how do you keep them?

Each day area employers lose money because their workers arrive at work stressed from driving alone to work. Providing employees with a helpful commuter program is a great way to retain valued employees, increase productivity and expand your labor pool.

Sun Rideshare helps Pima County commuters and your employees with reliable and affordable transportation options.

Who Saves? Your company. Your employees. Your community. See the many benefits of using alternative modes of transportation here.

How can Sun Rideshare help your Company? Take advantage of Sun Rideshare's free Travel Demand Management program, made to ease your employees' commutes and curb your transportation challenges. Sun Rideshare offers:

Marketing Materials
Sun Rideshare offers transit schedules, brochures, bike maps and more.

Outreach Support
Sun Rideshare can host promotional events on-site at your company.

Travel Assistance and Planning

  • Consultations
  • Program planning
  • Implementation assistance

Sun Rideshare Travel Database
The Sun Rideshare Travel Database is an online ride matching database that provides Pima County residents assistance in finding a carpool, vanpool or convenient public transti options.

There are already thousands of people in the Sun Rideshare Travel Database, many of whom are looking to save money by carpooling. Register now and you'll be matched with the best candidates who live and work near you and have similar work hours.


If you already use an alternative mode of transportation, register for Guaranteed Ride Home, log your trips for the Sun Rideshare Rewards Program, or register to get the latest rideshare news and reminders about upcoming events and happenings, all FREE to you!

Please contact Ruth Reiman at rreiman@pagregion.com or (520) 792-1093 for more information

 

Transportation Coordinator Spotlight:
Steven Gottleib,
COTTONWOOD de TUCSON

What is your job at Cottonwood, in addition to being a TC?
My role has changed in my 7 years with Cottonwood, an inpatient holistic behavioral health treatment center and addiction rehab facility. I am a registered nurse by trade and when I started working at Cottonwood, I worked primarily in patient care, infection prevention and employee health. With time, my role has shifted to training staff and giving patient lectures.

Tell us about Cottonwood’s travel reduction incentive program.
Cottonwood was awarded a $350 stipend as part of the 2013 TRP Incentive program, which we were able to use creatively.

Our program had two parts: First, employees were awarded a meal ticket in any week that they used an alternate mode of transport. A total of 60 tickets were allocated. Second, the employee that used an alternate mode of transportation the most often during the contest received a $50 award.

What advice can you give to other TCs?
Don’t give up. Keep plugging away. Work will always get in the way, but there is always an extra little piece you can add to the puzzle, such as sending out a quick email to your staff about an event or program. The more you put it out there, the more it will make a difference.

What are the biggest transportation challenges for Cottonwood?
The biggest challenge is there is no public transportation to our facility. Our nearest bus stop is a couple miles away, so some people still take the bus and then walk or bike from there.

Other difficulties include all the different shifts our nursing staff may work. It makes it very challenging to coordinate carpools and keep them running over time.

What’s been the most successful strategy to get your employees involved, engaged and actively participating in Sun Rideshare?
Cottonwood has seen success by providing staff with quarterly prizes and highlighting Sun Rideshare offerings and events on our internal website. People start talking about it, increasing awareness. It also has spawned other facets of sustainability, like improving our recycling program and highway cleanup.
 

 

 

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