Monday, March 11, 2013

Tahoe Reno Industrial Center looking to get more van pools - good news for commuters and businesses

One of the best logistics hubs in the west, the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center (TRIC), will soon be receiving additional van pool service for employers and employees to help make the 9 mile east trip from Reno more convenient.  Currently there are three van pools running, mainly for GSI Commerce, a subsidiary of eBay, with the hopes of increasing after talks with other employers in the center.

While discussions regarding bus transportation to TRIC from the Reno-Sparks area have been on-going for some time, TRIC is located in 3 counties - Washoe, Lyon, and Storey - meaning that there is no single transportation governing board.  EDAWN, the RTC, and businesses currently operating in TRIC had discussed adding bus service from Reno.  However, RTC is unable to spend tax money to pay for services outside of Washoe County.

RTC's van pool program, started in 2005, looks like the perfect solution for employees working at businesses in TRIC.  There are a number of advantages for both the employers and employees by utilizing the van pool service, including payroll tax benefits as well as avoiding the obvious vehicle gas, maintenance, and repair fees associated with a commute.

So as the massive 107,000 acre park with 30,000 acres of potential industrial development continues to grow through the great work of EDAWN and developers in the community, there is good news for the hundreds of commuters who are looking to cut back on transportation, and convenience, costs.

You can read the full story by the Northern Nevada Business Weekly by clicking here.  For more information on TRIC, visit their website.

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