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  • RIDESHARE MONTH AND

    VANPOOL PROGRAM

    Transportation Coordinator Association Webinar

    September 2014

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    • Webinar will be recorded & a link posted

    on valleymetro.org

  • Overview

    • Welcome and Introductions

    • Vanpool Program

    • News and updates

    • Rideshare Month

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  • Valley Metro Vanpool Program

    2014

  • Today’s Speakers

    Angie Wilkie Vanpool Coordinator

    Valley Metro

    awilkie@valleymetro.org

    Shyla Cassily Manager

    vRide

    shyla.cassily@vride.com

    mailto:awilkie@valleymetro.org mailto:shyla.cassily@vride.com

  • Valley Metro Vanpooling is:

    • Convenient

    • Affordable

    • Reliable

    • Safe

  • What Is a Vanpool? • Six to fifteen people

    • Primary & alternates volunteer drivers

    • Riders share the cost

    • Groups establish their own rules

    • Guaranteed Ride Home

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  • The vRide Partnership

    • Vanpool formations and agreements

    • Collecting fares, maintenance and incident management

    • Reporting – National Transit Database

    • Day-to-day operations

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  • Valley Metro Vanpool Fleet

    • Stanchion bars, molded running boards & entry lights

    • 8, 9, 12, 14 and 15-Passenger vans

    • Front and rear A/C and heater

    • Remote control mirrors

    • Tinted windows

    • Full-sized vans

    • Cruise control

    • V-8 engine

    • Bike racks (if requested)

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  • How The Program Works

    • Month-to-month agreement - no contract or long-term lease

    • www.sharetheride.com

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  • Monthly Fares Cover

    • Guaranteed Ride Home/Emergency Transportation

    • Scheduled and unscheduled maintenance

    • Roadside/emergency assistance

    • Insurance coverage

    • Use of loaner vans

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  • Source: National Transit Database and Bureau of Transportation Statistics, USDOT (June, 3 2012)

  • Sample Fare Calculation

    • Commuting 30 miles from home to work

    • Gas is $3.50 per gallon

    • 9-passenger van with 8 paying riders

    • Working 5 days per week

    Riders pay $23 per week!

    ($92.50 per month)

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  • Driver Requirements

    • Must be 25 years old

    • With a valid driver’s license—no CDL required

    • Have a good driving record

    – No more than 3 moving violations in 3 years

    • A credit check Driver

    Passenger

    Employer

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  • Driver Responsibilities

    • Be the contact for Valley Metro/vRide

    • Keep the van clean and fueled

    • Collect fares and make monthly payments

    • Submit monthly vanpool report

    • Schedule maintenance when due

    • Establish vanpool group “set of rules” if needed

    • Be the primary vanpool driver

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  • Driver Benefits

    • Free commute

    • Up to 300 miles personal use of the van per month (except for fuel)

    • Personal mileage = actual miles – contracted miles

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  • • Maricopa County TRP goals

    • Reduces traffic congestion

    • Co-pays are a business expense

    • Employees get a tax benefit

    • Riders can relax

    • Employees arrive to work on time

    • Less likely to change jobs

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    Business Benefits

  • Parking Benefits

    • Some employers provide assigned Vanpool parking

    • Employees need fewer parking spaces

    • Frees up spaces for customers and visitors

    • Fewer cars means a more pleasant business environment

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  • vRide 623.931.5427

    Vanpool Program Coordinator

    602-523-6062 vanpool@valleymetro.org

    Thank You!

    QUESTIONS?

    mailto:vanpool@valleymetro.org

  • Transportation Coordinator Update

  • Save the Date!

    Valley Metro

    Champions for Clean Air 27th Annual Clean Air Campaign Awards

    and Luncheon

    PRESENTATION OF AWARDS

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    11:30 am – 1:30 pm

    JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa

    REGISTRATION

    $35/per person or $325/table for 10

    (If purchased by September 30)

    $45/per person or $425/table after October 1

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  • Master of Ceremonies

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    Sean McLaughlin,

    News Anchor

    CBS-5 News

  • Musical Entertainment

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    Michael Lington,

    Saxophonist and

    International Recording Artist with Special Guests

    The Sahnas Brothers

  • Keynote Speaker

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    Park Howell

    President,

    Park&Co “The Art of Sustainable Storytelling”

  • 3rd Graders Contest!

    • Valley Metro invites 3rd Grade students attending school

    in Maricopa County to enter the 10th Annual Cool Transit

    STUFF 3rd Grade Art Contest.

    • Help share the message about how to safely ride the city

    bus and how public transit helps the environment.

    • Deadline Friday, October 3rd.

    • Details at valleymetro.org.

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  • Valley Bike Month Opportunity

    • Valley Metro seeking artists and designers for Valley Bike Month, April 2015

    • Open to Maricopa County residents 18 and over

    • Submission deadline September 30

    • Winner receives $1,500

    • Contact Debra Roper, droper@valleymetro.org

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    mailto:droper@valleymetro.org

  • Neighborhood Bike Rides

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    • Lunchtime

    • Before/After

    work

    • Customized

    to suit your

    needs

    • No charge

    mailto:sday@valleymetro.org

  • High Pollution Advisory Update

    Summer high pollution advisories to date (April 1 -

    September 30, 2014)

    July 23 - Ozone

    July 4 – Ozone

    July 3 – Ozone and Particulate Matter -10

    June 6 – Ozone

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  • TCA Field Trip – Tour of Light

    Rail Facility • Save the Date!

    • Wednesday, December 3,

    10 – 11:30 a.m.

    • Learn about our rail

    system and maintenance

    • Mix and mingle with other

    TCs!

    • Details coming soon!

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  • Rideshare Month (RSM) 2014

    • Celebrated nationally to highlight alternative modes

    • October 1 – 31

    • Employer challenge – October 5-11

    • Great prizes for individuals and organizations

    • Get involved and make a difference!

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  • Fall Kit & Promotion

    Your fall TC kit was mailed and

    contains details about RSM

    2014

    • Kit contents

    • Log your commute at

    ShareTheRide.com during the

    fall promotion

    • Sign up for the Employer

    Challenge

    • Win great prizes!

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  • Kick-Off Event

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    • Friday, September 26

    • CityScape’s Patriots Square – 1 E. Washington St., downtown Phoenix

    • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

    • Learn about commute options

    • Sign the pledge, win prizes and get a cool t-shirt (while supplies last)

    • Appearances by Howler, D-Baxter and Sparky!

    Gear up for RSM by attending our kickoff event!

  • Kickoff Details

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    Music provided by the Black Horse Band

    Thank you to our partners and

    supporters!

  • Public Contest

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    Commit to using alternative modes

    (car/vanpool, transit, bike, walk) in

    October and help reduce pollution and

    traffic congestion.

    Log your commutes at

    www.ShareTheRide.com, earn points

    and enter to win great prizes!

    Want a chance to win more prizes?

    Sign up for the Employer Challenge!

  • Employer Challenge

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    Held from October 5-11. Employers are asked to encourage their employees

    to get involved and commit to using an alternative mode at least once during

    the week.

    Four size groups:

    • Small – 50-250

    • Medium – 251-500

    • Large – 501-1,500

    • X-Large – 1,501+

    The more your employees participate, the better your chances to win in your

    size category.

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