A service of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Enterprise Rideshare is an alternative commuting solution founded in 1994 that has become one of the largest vanpool operations in the nation. Enterprise Rideshare’s vanpooling services include vRide, which was acquired in 2016.

Every business day, Enterprise Rideshare takes more than 100,000 individual cars off the road, eliminating more than 2.4 billion commuter miles driven each year and eradicating the need for more than 100,000 parking spaces. Additionally, almost 2 billion pounds of carbon emissions are reduced by Enterprise Rideshire and vRide customers annually. As a result, Enterprise Rideshare’s vanpool service is one of the most strategic, cost-effective and sustainable transportation options available.

The fourth largest U.S. public transit provider in passenger miles today, Enterprise Rideshare is supported by the extensive Enterprise Rent-A-Car neighborhood network, which delivers a level of fleet flexibility and local service unmatched in the vanpool industry. By providing an industry-leading selection of vehicles – including crossovers, SUVs, minivans and large passenger vans – Enterprise Rideshare offers customizable programs that help communities overcome transportation challenges, both long- and short-term. 

For example, in 2015, Enterprise Rideshare launched a partnership with the Community Transportation Association of America to provide organizations with the resources to start up or expand vanpool programs of any size. Two of Enterprise’s vRide partners also were recognized in 2016 by the Association for Commuter Transportation, an international trade association and leading advocate for commuter transportation and transportation demand management.

Public-Private Partnerships

Genuine ridesharing programs typically provide public-private partnerships as well as flexible commuting options that benefit consumers and businesses alike. Vanpooling also reduces annual transportation expenses by using volunteer drivers – which is much more cost-efficient than hiring paid drivers (for example, through ride-hailing companies). For an average commute of 100 miles per day, ridesharing can save individuals up to $10,000 per year by reducing the cost of tolls, gas, vehicle maintenance and depreciation. Furthermore, according to U.S. Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Statistics data, commuter vanpools are the safest mode of public transportation when compared to motor bus, light rail, heavy rail, commuter rail and demand response services.

Enterprise Rideshare manages vanpool programs that address both local and national needs by reducing traffic congestion, parking real estate and carbon emissions while providing commuters with a smarter, better way to get to work. In fact, businesses that offer Enterprise Rideshare’s vanpool programs as an added benefit for employees not only gain a competitive differentiator for recruiting but also a way to improve their corporate sustainability profile.

For more information about Enterprise Rideshare, visit www.enterpriserideshare.com.

Or, to access the Enterprise Rideshare Fact Sheet, click here.


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