Faxi has made waves in the shared transport revolution by creating an internal commuter network at Vodafone HQ in Newbury, Berkshire.
As part of its ongoing communication strategy to employees in highlighting the myriad benefits of ridesharing, Faxi also provides tailored information to individuals about how they could be optimising the way they travel to work.
An initial email sent to 478 contractors at Vodafone saw 15% register interest in ridesharing – the start of what looks to be a successful initiative across the organisation, as Faxi rolls out priority parking ridesharing initiatives across its 3100-wide employee base.
Limited parking at Vodafone HQ causes significant problems for contractors travelling into the office. Around 2500 employees are able to park on site at the out-of-town office, but 500 contractors currently have to drive into Newbury to park in a council car park which Vodafone hires. The contractors then have to get a bus back to the office, also funded by Vodafone.
This process is not cost-effective, costing Vodafone tens of thousands of pounds every year. It is also laborious for contractors, adding 40 minutes to their commute.
The large scale commuting cluster created internally at Vodafone and which bears resemblance to an ‘Uber-type’ network is impressive, and is indicative of how ridesharing is set to revolutionise the future commute.
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