Maine Commuting laws & HR compliance analysis

Maine Commuting: What you need to know

The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) and the Maine Turnpike Authority sponsor the GO MAINE Commuter Connections program, which includes carpools, public transit (buses, ferries, and trains), park-and-ride lots, programs for walkers and bikers, emergency rides home, and promotional and educational programs and incentives to discourage single-occupancy commuting and promote alternative means of travel to save fuel, reduce pollution, and increase work schedule flexibility.
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The GO MAINE program offers referrals to employees on regional transportation options and ridematching for carpools through a computerized database. For more information, call 800-280-RIDE or go to http://www.gomaine.org.
The new RIDEBOARD program offers commuters single-trip shared-ride opportunities. Go to https://gomaine.rideproweb.com.
While the GO MAINE vanpool program has been discontinued, commuters may get information on alternative means of commuting or private vanpool providers by calling 207-774-9891.
A new mobile smartphone app allows commuters to post rides or find an instant rideshare match. Go to http://www.gomaine.org.
State employees. State employees are eligible to pay for their vanpool commute to work with pretax dollars. Previous registration is required.
GO MAINE helps employers establish a transportation demand management commuter benefit program, often required by cities and towns in this state. A comprehensive website is available at http://www.tdm2go.info.
The program has special employer services for registered companies, including brochures, posters, paycheck inserts, and on-site information programs. Go to http://www.gomaine.org. Employers in greater Portland may call 207-774-9891 for more ...

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