A fraction of the parking savings generated by iCarpool.com is enough to cover the cost of implementing it in an organization - the savings are fantastic
Issaquah, WA (PRWEB) May 2, 2007
Interact Soft Inc announced the launch of state-of-the-art comprehensive alternate transportation services through http://www.iCarpool.com today. The services offered integrate commuter modes including carpool, vanpool, bike and transit. Through iCarpool.com, organizations can set goals around commute such as emission savings or parking savings and award benefits to employees in return for engaging in alternate transportation.
"We take a multi-pronged approach to dramatically promote alternate transportation in organizations," says Lakshmi K, CEO and founder of iCarpool.com. "In addition to offering best-of-breed services for traditional carpool and vanpool, we provide the essential flexibility required for alternate transportation to succeed - for example our dynamic carpool application enables users on the go to connect with carpool partners instantly through mobile phones and SMS for any unanticipated trips. We also enable organizations to reward employees in proportion to their alternate transportation usage. The combined effect empowers an organization to decrease single occupancy vehicle commute producing a win-win for organizations, commuters, transportation management authorities and the environment."
As part of their commute trip reduction program, many organizations have offered benefits to their employees such as carpool permit, vanpool stipend or a guaranteed ride home (reimbursed taxi) in case of emergency. However these benefits lack efficient tracking and organizations have little or no data to see how they actually impact commute modes. Also these benefits are not offered in proportion to vehicle miles not driven. The result is higher number of employees drive alone for their commute causing issues like increased parking costs and reduced employee productivity. Increasingly, many organizations have begun taking active measures towards becoming carbon neutral. Becoming carbon neutral has several advantages for an organization: better image amongst employees and the global community by establishing as a positive environment friendly company, readiness towards future legislation, better air quality, etc. A higher carbon footprint due to commute related emissions, one of the largest emission source for almost all businesses, increases the cost to offset the emissions to achieve the goal of carbon neutral. In USA, an average commute of 45 miles a day in one year generates 6 tons of CO2 - so one car adds 6 tons of CO2 to the offset calculations. iCarpool.com steps in to solve these problems and positively impact the commute.
The best-of-breed services, added flexibility and rewards - all contribute to increased employee participation in alternate transportation. iCarpool.com's reporting and program tracking allows an organization to measure performance of its alternate transportation program in real-time. "A fraction of the parking savings generated by iCarpool.com is enough to cover the cost of implementing it in an organization - the savings are fantastic," adds Lakshmi.
iCarpool.com has lead innovation in commute related solutions since August 2006. iCarpool.com is owned by Interact Soft Inc., located in Issaquah WA, and is privately held. More information on iCarpool.com can be found at its website: http://www.iCarpool.com.