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What to consider when creating a commuter benefits program

Posted by Guest Blogger on 12/6/19 2:36 PM

Do your employees travel more than 10 miles to and from the office each day? If so, you probably know long commutes can drain employees’ energy, enthusiasm, and pocketbooks. Long commutes put employees at risk for burnout, making them 2.6 times more likely to leave your company. They can also cause health problems such as high blood pressure and decreased levels of happiness. Fortunately, businesses can offset the harmful effects of long commutes with programs to help make long-distance working less stressful.

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Topics: TDM, Workplace, HR Benefits, Commuter Benefits

Role call: Is it time to hire an employee transportation coordinator?

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 12/5/19 1:30 PM

With the rise of transportation demand management requirements cities are passing , employers need to take more and more measures to lower their drive-alone rate. Most cities put the burden on employers to offer better commuter benefits, continuously educate employees about what’s being offered, and actively updating TDM plans to fit requirements.

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Topics: TDM, Workplace, HR Benefits, Commuter Benefits

The ultimate holiday commuter gift guide

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 11/26/19 2:14 PM

The holidays are full of food, drinks, and gifts. All hopes are usually reserved for the newest smartphone or gaming console, but outside of big-ticket items, gift giving can be a challenge. Why not give a gift that can be used every day and make an impact?

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Topics: Workplace, Mobility, Hospitality

Layering up: How to prepare for winter commutes

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 11/25/19 4:43 PM

Not many people love to commute, and even fewer people love it in the winter. Just the thought of going outside in subfreezing temperatures literally gives people the chills. For employers, it’s important to accommodate employees and their commutes when the temperatures drop.

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Topics: TDM, Workplace, 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

A small business boom: Protected bike lanes and cyclists

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 11/1/19 12:03 PM

“It’s as easy as riding a bike,” is a cliche that has been in our vocabulary since the wheel was invented. The reason it has stuck is because once you learn, you never forget! There’s no license required, no test to pass, and no insurance needed, unlike its motorized counterpart. Cars are expensive, dangerous, and bad for the environment, and yet driving is more encouraged than biking. But that’s all changing – even if it’s a slow change.

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Topics: Workplace, Mobility, Hospitality

A toll increase: How employers can encourage better commutes alongside congestion pricing

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 10/30/19 12:31 PM

Congestion pricing is making its way into cities around the world. This commuting toll charges people to drive on the busiest streets, at the busiest times, in some of the busiest cities. Although this charge is a major change to what people have become accustomed in our car-centric society, the benefits that have come from existing programs have proven it a worthy investment. 

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Topics: Workplace, Mobility