YP, the go-to local search destination for more than 80 million* people across the U.S., has teamed up with transportation innovator RidePal to launch a premium commuter bus line serving YP’s Glendale technology headquarters from the Venice, Mar Vista, and West Los Angeles areas.
The 80-minute route to Glendale features modern buses furnished with real-time GPS tracking, digital check-in, free wi-fi, and power outlets at every luxury seat.
The agreement with YP establishes RidePal’s first route within the Los Angeles metro area, and further bolsters its claim that innovative, socially responsible commuter benefits resonate far beyond the San Francisco – Silicon Valley corridor.
“RidePal’s unique platform now allows companies of every size – and everywhere – to offer the premium commuter benefits that only an elite few could previously afford,” says RidePal CEO Brian Moore. “Our forward-thinking corporate partners, like YP, are able to increase employee satisfaction, retention, and recruiting range, while taking a very positive stance on social and environmental responsibility.”
YP has a team of more than 500 product, engineering and technical talent in its Glendale technology headquarters, making it one of the largest tech employers in metro Los Angeles.
“As a leading technology company, developing innovative products for more than 80 million monthly consumers and half a million local businesses, YP has the scale and resources to hire the best talent in tech,” said Darren Clark, CTO at YP. “With the new RidePal bus line, our team members from the Venice and West LA areas, who were spending hours behind the wheel each day, can now relax and recoup that time, catching up on work and life.”
Go Glendale Director Erika Kampe agrees: “We are thrilled to see Glendale employers exploring innovative alternatives to drive-alone commuting, and hope the YP and RidePal partnership will be a model to other local employers and the commuters. We will assist wherever possible to support creative solutions to make Glendale-based employees happy and productive, while helping to keep Glendale’s roads – and our air – clear.”
This new Glendale route also caters to independent RidePal commuters, who register and pay individually for the service. Any commuter can try the Venice-Glendale RidePal service for FREE – visit www.RidePal.com to find out more.
RIDEPAL is the first and largest network of commuter buses that anyone can ride. RidePal makes it easy for individuals to find convenient rides to work, and enables companies of any size to provide a coveted employee benefit while improving hiring, retention and productivity goals at an affordable price. Our mission is to improve the lives of commuters by making their commute more time-efficient, convenient, and relaxing. RidePal believes in the broader benefits of a shared commute by decreasing the number of cars on the road, reducing traffic congestion, and lowering carbon emissions. www.RidePal.com
YP is a leading local marketing solutions provider in the U.S. dedicated to helping local businesses and communities grow. YP’s flagship consumer brands include the popular YP app and YP.com, which are used by nearly 80 million visitors each month in the U.S. (Internal Data, July 2014). YP solutions include websites, listings management, reputation monitoring, video ads, search engine optimization, search engine marketing, advertising on YP and the YP Local Ad Network, online display and mobile advertising, and advertising in The Real Yellow Pages® directory. YP solutions and services are backed by thousands of media consultants and customer service professionals in local markets across the U.S. with relationships spanning more than half a million advertisers. For more information on YP, visit them at http://corporate.yp.com. Follow them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/YP and on Twitter: @YP.
About GO GLENDALE
GO GLENDALE, (Glendale Transportation Management Associates, Inc.) was founded in 1989 as a collaborative effort between local businesses and community organizations, with the support of the City of Glendale. It is a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization with a focus on addressing traffic and air quality issues. The organization has had a long-standing core group of members, who represent some of the largest employers in Glendale. Go Glendale is a Transportation Management Association (“TMA”), and is one of over 100 similar organizations in the country, working to reduce traffic congestion through public-private partnerships. www.GoGlendale.org
*YP Internal Data, Q2 2014, representing monthly visitors.