Five Simple Steps to Commute Solutions
1. Use our Employer Services Request Form to request an appointment, obtain additional program information, or ask questions. You can also call a representative at 1-800-745-RIDE.
2. Meet with your local Commuter Connections representative to assess company and employee transportation needs.
3. Conduct an employee commuting survey.
4. Meet with Commuter Connections representatives to review survey analysis and recommendations.
5. Implement commute strategies and incentives.
If you are interested in learning more about these or other incentives, obtaining brochures for your employees, or if you have any questions, use our Employer Services Request Form, or call us at 1-800-745-RIDE.
Easy Things You Can Do
Many employers have found that providing incentives that make an employee's commute to work easier benefit both the employee and the company. Incentives may cost very little or nothing at all. Here are a few examples of some of the incentives you can provide to your employees.
- Have transit schedules, rideshare, and Guaranteed Ride Home information available to employees. Just having bus and rail information at the work site can be a tremendous help to employees,especially for those who do not use transit regularly. You never know when an employee may have to take their car in for repairs or when the area will get hit by a snowstorm. Having transit information available means employees can easily use other commute options when they cannot use their own vehicle.
- Preferential parking for carpools and vanpools. Reserve the parking spaces closest to the door as an incentive for carpools and vanpools. Or, if employees must pay for parking, offer a free space for carpools and vanpools.
- Host a commuting information day. Commuter Connections staff will come to your office and set up an information table in your lobby, cafeteria, or other high-activity area. This allows employees to ask questions and receive information about their specific commute.
- Provide equitable parking and transit incentives. If your company offers free or reduced rate parking for employees, why not offer comparable incentives for employees who use transit? Give employees a choice between the parking incentive and the transit incentive. SmartBenefits is the easy way to offer a transit incentive. If you lease parking space, you may even save money by offering a transit incentive. Employers can also load the value of employee's tax-free commute benefit onto a SmarTrip card through the SmartBenefits program