(Excerpts from a blog post published by our team at getvoy.com on Nov 15, 2018.)
“Transportation as a benefit” pilots have made it easier for employees to get to work in South Bend, Indiana enabling 83% to work more hours and reducing absences and tardiness by 8%. Learn about the ROI of investing in commute.
Transportation as a Benefit
Our team at Voy recently met Santiago Garces, the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of South Bend, Indiana. He has been pioneering “Transportation as a Benefit” with local employers. With a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies, South Bend’s Innovation and Technology office set out to tackle the barriers to stable employment for low income individuals and shift workers in the region.
In the past, efforts were aimed at providing skills and training to tackle stable employment. This time around, they sourced ideas from the community. The responses were consistent — transportation and childcare were what people needed. Armed with a new perspective, the team got to work, rapidly prototyping what transportation as a benefit could look like…