Commuters Trust program, launched in 2019 under Mayor Pete Buttigieg, is in response to a lack of reliable transportation which was identified as a barrier to finding and maintaining employment. Hytch Rewards partners with Commuters Trust for an incentive-based, peer-to-peer ride-sharing solution for workers with limited access to public transit.
Hytch Rewards, a technology solution that incentivizes smarter mobility decisions, today announced Shelter in Place, a new feature for its popular mobile app. Designed to encourage behavior that will limit the spread of COVID-19, Shelter in Place will pay daily cash rewards to sponsored U.S. residents who self-quarantine at home.
Small to mid-sized cities often lack density, demand, and funding to support and implement a robust public transit system. The City of South Bend wrestled with these issues and has explored and incorporated alternate mobility solutions other than infrastructure to help connect people to jobs and opportunities.
Employers can now use the Nashville-based mobility incentive platform’s Shelter in Place rewards to encourage their employees to engage in safe and healthy habits, ease financial burdens associated with teleworking or being furloughed and make sure that people are actually staying home.
The focus of mobility solutions is often in urban centers and large cities but it’s critical to deliver reliable mobility solutions where transportation is a seen as a barrier to employment. Commuters Trust Program Indiana partners Hytch Rewards to help solve this problem.
Tennessee Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award winners Belmont University and Hytch Rewards are teaming up to provide cash incentives for the Belmont community whenever they share rides to the University. Furthering their commitment to sustainability and the environment.
Since launching with partner Nissan, Hytch has sponsored more than 11.8 million miles in rides in Nashville – equivalent to 7.58 million undriven miles and 3,000 fewer tons of carbon. The new carbon neutral feature makes the platform accessible to more commuters wanting to reduce their carbon footprint.
Transportation remains a major source of greenhouse gas emissions but Hytch announced its launch of the nation’s largest carbon offset program, free to any carbon footprint conscious commuter. Employers, brands and governments are partnering with Hytch to measure and monitor mobility incentives for a carbon free commute.
Congestion, single-occupancy vehicles, and carbon emissions increase everyday. The cost and time spent on commutes are taking a toll on commuters and cities. Public and private leaders are seeking alternative solutions that stimulate commuter behavior changes. It’s an exciting time for the transportation landscape!