Will Chariot’s failure throw its enterprise customers under the bus?

Chariot’s surprise announcement it is ceasing operations next month hit its Bay Area enterprise customers hard, leaving them to scramble for new transportation options for thousands of workers.

Ford Motor Co.’s San Francisco-based private bus company said yesterday it is halting its U.S. services to public riders on Feb. 1, but enterprise customers say they have been told they will have until the end of February to find other transit options for their employees.

Chariot’s decision is particularly…