Sumner County Economic Development and Kansas Star Casino/Event Center host Van Pool Meeting

       

 

The Sumner County Economic Development Commission (SCEDC) and Kansas Star Casino/Event Center hosted a meeting Thursday April 30, 2015 at the Event Center regarding the opportunity for Sumner County employers and employees to take part in a pilot program for van pooling.

Mike Goulding and Cheryl O’Connor with VRide shared information with the companies on how the van pooling program works and the benefits to the employees and the employers.   A cost benefit comparison was shared with the group, showing how employees can save money with this program.  VRide provides a new vehicle, insurance, and maintenance for the ride sharing groups and Wichita Transit is providing a subsidy for each van in this pilot project.  

This program not only can save the employees money and is environmentally friendly, but there are often individuals who are unable to take a job as they do not have reliable transportation to get to the job site.  A van pool can eliminate this barrier to employment for those individuals.

If anyone is interested in additional information about this program, please contact the Sumner County Economic Development Commission at 620-326-8779 or scedc@co.sumner.ks.us.