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Transportation Management Associations: What they are and how they help

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 8/14/19 9:11 AM

Transportation Demand Management (TDM) is part of a growing initiative to reduce single-occupancy vehicle commutes. If you aren’t well-versed in city planning efforts, this can be a challenging space to get into — but it’s essential for today’s employers to understand what’s required and how they can make their workplaces accessible to potential employees. That’s where transportation management associations (TMA) can be a huge help.

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Topics: Smart Cities, TDM, Workplace, Mobility, Employee Experience

Everything you need to know about employer TDM requirements in Washington, DC

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 7/31/19 4:27 PM

Bustling with Capitol Hill staffers, startup hopefuls, and foreign diplomats, Washington, DC is a true melting pot of cultures. Boasting wide sidewalks and shaded parks, DC ranks in the top ten most walkable cities in the US. At the same time, the greater Washington region ranks number two for the worst traffic in the country.

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Topics: TDM, Workplace

TransitScreen rundown: Commuter benefits 101

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 7/23/19 12:13 PM

We at TransitScreen love all things commuter benefits. We've covered this topic for quite some time — everything from bikeshare, scooters, pre-tax benefits, and more (even which podcasts to check out during your trip). 

With so much information out there, it can be difficult to find exactly what you're looking for. So, we've created your online bible to commuter benefits. Step into our breakdown of everything you need to know for your company — no matter the size or industry of your business, we've got you covered!

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Topics: TDM, Workplace, Mobility, Employee Experience, Commuter Benefits

CommuteExpert: Helping increase use of pre-tax commuter benefits

Posted by Team TransitScreen on 7/23/19 11:07 AM

At TransitScreen, we're all about making it easier for commuters to get informed about public transit, including what's nearby, where it's located, and when it's arriving. Our lobby displays and our CityMotion app were designed to address this information problem and make sure it’s available where people need it most, like apartment lobbies and workplaces.

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Topics: TDM, Workplace, Company News

Everything you need to know about employer TDM requirements in Seattle

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 7/18/19 2:55 PM

With companies such as Amazon, Starbucks, and Microsoft calling Seattle home, the number of daily commuters coming into the city every day is only going to continue increasing. In most cases, this means a corresponding increase in the number of cars on the road, but Seattle is leading the fight to minimize single-occupancy vehicle commutes. In fact, despite adding 60,000 jobs from 2010 to 2017, the city actually decreased the drive-alone rate, according to a report from Commute Seattle. So how did they do it?

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Topics: Smart Cities, TDM, Workplace, Mobility, Employee Experience

Commuter benefits breakdown: Seattle, WA.

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 7/4/19 3:34 PM

Home to the Space Needle, great seafood, and plenty of tech companies — Seattle, Washington is a wonderful city to live in. Starting January 2020, it's going to get even better once a law goes into effect making it mandatory for businesses of 20 or more employees to offer commuter benefits. Can't wait to ring in the new year? Neither can the many commuters who call Seattle home.

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Topics: TDM, Workplace, Mobility, Employee Experience, Commuter Benefits

Commuter benefits breakdown: New York City, NY

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 6/13/19 11:09 AM

New York City is one of the busiest cities around. Millions of Americans call the historic city home, and millions more visit every year. The hustle and bustle can get quite chaotic, but we're here to break down how you can make it easier for your NYC-based employees to move around with a little more cash in their pockets and little less stress in the office.

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Topics: TDM, Workplace, Mobility, Employee Experience, Commuter Benefits