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How to offer commuter benefits while working out of a coworking space

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 11/15/19 3:40 PM

Being in a coworking space is an exciting time for young companies. In what’s often the company’s first office space, everyone is working and grinding to get their business off the ground and established. The free cold brew and beer on tap is also a nice touch – but we digress. While it can be exciting to be in a coworking office, the early startup time is always stressful, and commutes shouldn’t be an added pain.

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Topics: Mobility, Employee Experience, Commuter Benefits

Show me the money: offering commuting and parking cash-out programs

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 11/8/19 1:25 PM

Parking is expensive. Not just for commuters, but for employers and developers as well. As Donald Shoup says, even when parking seems free, it’s never actually free. To attract potential talent, employers will offer free parking, that they’re actually paying hundreds of dollars a month for themselves. But what happens when employees don’t have to drive and can spend a fraction of the cost of a parking space on alternative forms of commuting – like the metro or bus? 

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Topics: Mobility, Employee Experience, Commuter Benefits

Why you should consider a mixed-use development for your next office location

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 11/6/19 2:45 PM

Having a commute as short and pain-free as possible is the goal of most professionals. Commuters want to walk through parks, breathing fresh air on their way to and from the office — not stare at miles of red brake lights. Unfortunately, living and working in locations close enough to each other to allow for that type of commute usually only happens in cities, so developers are trying to change that. How? Mixed-use developments.

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Topics: Smart Cities, Mobility, Commuter Benefits

CityMotion 1.1: The most personalized commute experience for you

Posted by Team TransitScreen on 11/5/19 10:53 AM

When we launched CityMotion at the end of 2018, we brought real-time information about curated, relevant transportation options to your fingertips. No matter where you open CityMotion, you’ll see exactly which mobility choices are nearby, when they’re coming, and how you can get to them.

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Topics: Workplace, Company News, Commuter Benefits

We're clearing the air about congestion pricing

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 10/22/19 4:22 PM

It’s no secret that traffic causes stress, leads to lost time and money, and significantly contributes to global carbon emissions. As these problems continue to increase in major cities across the country, local governments are looking for solutions to keep people from driving during peak commuting hours. A growing solution? Congestion pricing

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Topics: Smart Cities, Mobility, Commuter Benefits

The hardest part of your employees' commutes? The first and last mile.

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 10/16/19 4:29 PM

The process of commuting is rarely an amazing experience. Sitting through multiple stops before reaching your destination adds a lot of time to an already-long commute, not to mention the hiccups that come with traffic and congestion. But for employees who get to work by way of public transit, the heart of the commute isn’t always the problem. Getting to and from the bus stop or metro station is a challenge – also known as the first- and last-mile problem.

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Topics: Smart Cities, TDM, Mobility, Employee Experience, Commuter Benefits

A breakdown of TDM regulations in the San Francisco Bay Area

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 9/25/19 3:58 PM

San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area is a hotspot for new technology, state-of-the art offices, and advanced city planning initiatives. Companies like Facebook and Google are trailblazers when it comes to employee amenities such as company bikes, bike repair shops, and corporate shuttle programs.

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Topics: Smart Cities, TDM, Workplace, Mobility, Commuter Benefits