SHARE Microtransit is Now Driving CoverMyMeds’ Columbus Commuters
Industry: Transportation & Logistics
SHARE collaborates with CoverMyMeds to help reduce single-occupancy vehicle commuting with door-to-door transportation for employees
Columbus, OH (PRUnderground) August 12th, 2019
SHARE, a growing Columbus-based microtransit company, has teamed up with CoverMyMeds to help limit the number of cars on the road, benefit the environment, and improve the commute of their Columbus employees. The three-month pilot program began in July 2019 and serves employees who live within a 7.5-mile radius of CoverMyMeds’ two downtown offices.
“SHARE is excited to partner with CoverMyMeds to introduce microtransit as a new employee perk. Forward-thinking employers, like CoverMyMeds, are looking at transportation as a way to make the commute less stressful and more productive. This program will take hundreds of single-occupancy vehicles off the road while reducing each person’s carbon footprint,” said SHARE CEO and co-founder, Ryan McManus.
SHARE works with employers and provides the tools and turnkey service to make a transportation benefits program successful, including marketing support and a mobile app for scheduling rides. SHARE’s microtransit service fills a mobility gap between the public bus and ride-hailing, aiming to reduce single-occupancy vehicles, eliminate parking problems, and make shared mobility more accessible for organizations like CoverMyMeds.
Within the first two weeks of the program, CoverMyMeds employees utilized the service nearly 200 times, saving a total of 66 hours of single-occupant driving. These routes have reduced the number of vehicles on the road, helping to also reduce traffic and carbon emissions.
“Our collaboration with SHARE has enabled us to offer a time-saving convenience for our team members while also making eco-friendly decisions that positively impact our community,” said Jenn Beck, Campus Coordinator at CoverMyMeds. “We’re excited to watch this partnership grow and help set an example for alternative transportation options throughout the city.”
To access SHARE rides, CoverMyMeds employees download the SHARE app and join a private CoverMyMeds group. From there, they are able to schedule rides 24 hours in advance to or from a CoverMyMeds office and their home address. SHARE’s software creates smart routes by grouping together employees traveling to the same location at the same time.
“I’m really excited CoverMyMeds is offering SHARE as an alternative commuting option, and definitely plan to continue using it to decrease my commute time and carbon footprint,” said Jenny Rogers, a CoverMyMeds rider. “If this became a full-time offering, I’d give up my parking spot at the office.”
For more information about SHARE and how to implement the microtransit service for your office, visit ridewithshare.com.
About SHARE Mobility
SHARE Mobility is the national leader in rural and suburban transportation solutions for employee commutes and municipality transit programs. SHARE provides software, managed services, and transit analytics to businesses and cities outside of major metros – filling a critical rural transportation gap. Offering access to a national network of mobility operation partners, organizations can also plan and launch a customized route solution with vehicle and driver solutions or retain their own in-house. From launch in 2016, SHARE has safely transported riders two million miles to their destinations on new and efficient transit routes throughout rural and suburban America. For more information, please visit SHAREmobility.com