Alternative commuting options
Metro Rides is the rideshare and alternative transportation organization for the Pikes Peak area offering a variety of alternative transportation options including vanpool, carpool, biking programs, and more. Using multimodal forms of transportation can be less stressful, save you money, and contribute to clean air and better health.
Mountain Metro Rides Vanpool service is a smart choice for groups of commuters who live and work near each other. Passengers share the ride and pay a low monthly fare for a minivan seating up to 6, or a full-size van seating up to 10 people. All fuel, maintenance, and insurance are included.
Mountain Metro Rides offers free, automated matching for Schoolpool. When you sign up, you’ll find possible schoolpool partners who live near you and are also looking for partners to share rides to school for their children.
Mountain Metro Rides now offers free, automated carpool matching through RIDEPRO, our online ride-matching database! It only takes a few minutes to register and it's completely FREE.
here are several conveniently located Park-n-Ride lots to help make your commute a breeze. All Park-n-Ride lots in the Colorado Springs area have a 72 hour parking limit.
Employees can reduce their commuting costs by 40%!
Employers can save an average of approximately 8% on payroll taxes!
Government employees can commute for free!
Federal tax law allows employees to reduce their commuting costs by up to 40%, while helping employers save 10% or more on payroll taxes. All employees can use tax-free dollars to pay for their commuting expenses. The maximum tax-free discount that can be provided to each employee for transit is $255 per month and $250 per month for parking.
Commuter Benefit Solutions
Commuter benefits can add to some serious tax savings. You save money on taxes every month you participate, which means more money in your pocket each month. Commuter Benefit Solutions will work with companies to determine commuting needs and customize a commuter benefit program that is a perfect fit.
Employees use TranBen vouchers every day throughout the country to buy fares and passes for public transportation, including train, bus, vanpool and ferry services. TranBen's parking vouchers are used by employees to pay for work-related parking expenses, and their bicycle vouchers are an excellent method of providing employees with the tax-free bicycle benefit incentive.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has introduced an effective and cost-efficient way for government employees to receive their monthly transit benefit through the use of a federal debit card. The transit benefit program encourages federal government employees to choose commuting options that improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion as opposed to using single-occupant vehicles.
Army Mass Transportation Benefit Program
The Mass Transportation Benefit Program (MTBP) provides reimbursement for mass transit commuting costs in order to reduce Federal employees' contribution to traffic congestion and air pollution and to expand their commuting alternatives. MTBP is available for all Army employees - military, civilian, and NAF.