TransitChek commuter program changes name to RideECO
Commuters who use the "TransitChek" program will soon see a new name on their vouchers.
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is rebranding the program as "RideECO."
Those already enrolled in the program that allows riders to pay for transit passes with pre-tax dollars don't need to do anything differently.
It's a new name, but the specifics of the programs haven't changed much.
After 20 years TransitChek was due for a new name, said Stacy Bartels of the planning commission.
"We needed to kind of freshen the program. And it probably speaks more to where we're going to in the future as opposed to TransitChek, which still has a paper connotation," she said. "We're probably going to be moving away from those paper vouchers in the next several years especially as our transit agencies go to electronic media."
According to Bartels, about 750 organizations in the Philadelphia area are enrolled the program.
The new RideECO name will show up beginning in January.