WeDriveU Supports ACT Initiative to Advance Commute Options
Read the press release on our support for the ACT 25 by 20 campaign.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WeDriveU Supports Association for Commuter Transportation “25 by 20” Initiative to Advance Commute Options
Sharing insights on workplace mobility trends in breakout sessions at ACT Public Policy Summit
BURLINGAME, Calif., Apr. 19, 2017 – WeDriveU, Inc., the leader in corporate transportation solutions, today announced support for the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) “25 by 20 Transit Benefits Ordinance Campaign” encouraging 25 local governments to pass transit benefit ordinances by 2020.
Today at the 2017 ACT Public Policy Summit, ACT unveiled its goal to reduce millions of drive-alone commuters and congestion by improving access to public transit and other employer-sponsored commute alternatives. ACT outlined three recommended components: a pre-tax plan, transit subsidy and employer-provided shuttle service.
WeDriveU is supporting ACT’s development of educational tools, case studies and local employer workshops under the campaign.
Employers are making an impact in regions with similar initiatives, eliminating an estimated 15,000 drive-alone vehicles daily with WeDriveU Last Mile shuttles to public transit, long-distance Residential Bus Service, Intercampus shuttles and On-Demand services.
WeDriveU and client athenahealth will discuss how organizations are advancing new approaches in breakout session panels:
Shuttling People Around: What’s New and How to Fund It
April 19, 2017 3:35 – 4:45pm – Grand Hyatt Washington
Erick VanWagenen, EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, WeDriveU
TMAs and Employers – Playing a Role in Transportation
April 20, 2017 1:30 – 2:30pm – Capitol Hill
Bridger McGaw, athenahealth
“WeDriveU applauds ACT for spotlighting actionable strategies, tools and partnerships to reduce congestion, ease parking demand and increase sustainability,” said Joanna Rustin, Vice President, Marketing, WeDriveU. “ACT’s 25 by 20 initiative is a major step in uniting businesses, community partners and solution providers as catalysts in redefining how we commute.”
“Providing the option for commuters to purchase transit passes with pre-tax dollars is one of the most significant incentives available to encourage individuals to use public transit,” said David Straus, Executive Director, Association for Commuter Transportation. “With the support of progressive organizations like WeDriveU, our 25×20 campaign will increase transportation options and value for commuters and businesses in cities across the country.”
For details on ACT’s 25 by 20 campaign: http://actweb.org/25x20transitbenefitscampaign/. Learn about the #ACTPolicySummit: http://actweb.org/events/public-policy-summit/.
The Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT), is an international trade association and leading advocate for commuter transportation and TDM. www.actweb.org
WeDriveU is the leader in corporate transportation management with a vision to improve mobility. Founded in 1988, WeDriveU serves the world’s leading brands with Commute Alternative Solutions (Last Mile and Intercampus Shuttles, Residential Bus Service and On-Demand solutions) and Managed Solutions (Meeting & Event Services, Field Data Collection and Outsourced Drivers). www.wedriveu.com @WeDriveU
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