Toll management service to help nonprofit’s Veggie Mobile® and other vehicles improve accessibility to fresh produce in inner-city neighborhoods
ALBANY, NY, April 10, 2018 — Bestpass, a company that provides single-source payment and streamlined toll management services to commercial fleets, has launched a Toll Sponsorship Program to help nonprofits save time and money on toll. The company will pilot the new initiative with Capital Region-based Capital Roots, an organization that focuses on nourishing healthy communities by providing access to fresh food and green spaces.
One of Capital Roots’ many programs is the Veggie Mobile®, a mobile market that travels to inner-city neighborhoods throughout Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and southern Saratoga counties in Upstate New York, delivering a large variety of fresh, affordable and local produce to residents with limited access to fresh food. Bestpass will donate transponders and sponsor toll for the Veggie Mobile® and two other fleet vehicles that support the organization’s Healthy Stores program and Virtual Veggie Mobile®, as well as enroll Capital Roots in the company’s complete toll management service.
“Our primary goal is to make fresh food accessible to communities throughout a relatively large region, and anything that we can do to eliminate logistical distractions helps us better achieve that goal,” said Amy Klein, CEO of Capital Roots. “The Bestpass Toll Sponsorship Program will support three of our key food access programs and will ensure a more efficient process for our team to deliver produce to our neighbors, partner businesses and fellow nonprofits.”
“When we were discussing new ways to give back to the community, we realized that it made the most sense to do what we do best: toll management for fleets,” said John Andrews, president and CEO of Bestpass. “Capital Roots is a great organization, doing important work, and we look forward to supporting them in their efforts.”
Bestpass will run the Toll Sponsorship Program pilot with Capital Roots for the next six months, then evaluate the results with the goal of expanding the initiative nationwide.
Photos of the transponder installation are available upon request. Here’s this story on the Bestpass website:
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About Bestpass, Inc.
Bestpass is in the business of saving commercial fleets and drivers time and money. Founded in 2001 by the Trucking Association of New York, Bestpass provides nationwide streamlined toll management services, including consolidated billing, volume discounts, violation processing and a single service compatible with more than 40 tolling groups and all transponder-based weigh station bypass networks. With more than 400,000 deployed transponders and more than 200,000 toll transactions every day, Bestpass is a trusted partner both on the road and in the back office. To learn more, visit www.bestpass.com