TransitScreen and our new app CityMotion are focused on simplifying your travel and commute within urban areas. Personally, I am in a different city nearly every week. I visited 30+ airports in 2018, and getting downtown from each had its unique challenges. Which train or bus gets me downtown? Do Uber and Lyft operate here? Where do I stand to wait for my rideshare driver to arrive? Do I need a bus to get to my rental car? Am I missing another mode that gets me downtown just as quickly, but more sustainably?
The cost of replacing an employee is higher than ever — up to 33% of a person's salary! At the same time, 1 in 4 people have left a job because of the terrible commute. Because of these trends, companies are trying to make the commute more flexible to attract higher talent. College graduates and young professionals are taking advantage of this when it comes to where they live, with the ability to find a place farther from the office and seek out alternatives to a traditional commute.
We are pleased to announce TransitScreen cofounder Ryan Croft has joined the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) Board of Directors. ACT is an international association advocating for transportation demand management in corporate workplaces to improve the lives of commuters and the livability of communities.
Topics: Company News
Employee Appreciation Day comes around on your calendar once a year, but that doesn't mean you only get that one opportunity to throw a little love their way. How can you give something back to your workers besides just saying thank you?
Topics: Corporate Workplace
Working in an office can get stressful, there's no way around it. However, there are steps you can take to make sure your employees keep themselves happy and hardworking. Everything from the office's meeting culture to the type of snacks you're keeping in the office can make a huge difference — not to mention the amount of stress brought on by a long commute! We've put together a few suggestions for you to enhance your employees' overall work experience and bring some ~zen~ to your workplace.
Topics: Corporate Workplace
Across the US major cities, even retail paradises like New York, have been putting up more and more "Retail Space for Lease" signs than ever before. There may be an answer for this issue that can also double as a solution for the urban housing crisis.
Queens became a real estate paradise overnight when Amazon announced that half of their new headquarters would be located in Long Island City. But, in a shocking turn of events and much to St. Valentine's dismay, the major corporation decided to pull out of their cozy new digs leaving hundreds of New Yorkers celebrating.