First, we brought you live transportation information for North America. Then, we upped the ante to include major cities in Latin America. Now, we’re excited to announce our European expansion, with data now available in 14 cities across Western Europe!
Would you like to spend 19 days a year in a car stuck in traffic? It sounds like a post-apocalyptic nightmare, but it's actually the average amount of time Americans waste taking solo car commutes every year.
Here at TransitScreen we like to help our employees have the most convenient commute possible and for some of our staff, that includes bikes! But, no one has the same commute and with so many modes of transit at our disposal, you may not even travel the same every day. That's why we provide shower facilities for our employees who like to bike to work, or via another form of travel that may not leave you squeaky clean when you get to work!
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Commuter benefits aren't required in every city or state, but the District of Columbia has a requirement for companies supporting 20 or more employees to offer commuter benefits. DC is one of the most congested cities in the United States, and its commuters can tell you that it gets stressful... fast. This is why we've broken down everything you need to know about getting your employees around in DC!
Transit options are constantly growing and adapting to fit our changing needs, so why would you commute like you're living in the past (AKA single-occupancy vehicles)? We've been told for years now about the disadvantages of driving alone to work, and younger generations want more options.
Give a person a bike lane, and they can cycle for miles. It's incredible how much faster you can get from point A to point B in a crowded city when you're on a bike compared to being in a car. So what benefits do you get by encouraging your workforce to commute on two wheels? Let's talk about it.
Transportation has been in the spotlight for being one of the main contributors to global pollution. Cars, specifically single-occupancy vehicle cars, have been the poster child for increased carbon emissions, and it's true — not driving a personal vehicle is the biggest change an individual can make to have an impact. But the solution can't be centered around individuals. Major corporations are responsible for more pollution, particularly in relation to air travel, than any single person could be.