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Making your building touch-free post-COVID

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 5/4/20 11:33 AM

As quarantine orders are lifted and people begin returning to the office, there’s going to be a want and need to make common areas as safe as possible. Providing touchless amenities will become a necessary change for the majority of commercial office and residential buildings. Although some of this will require changing human behavior inside offices, it will also require dramatic changes to the physical office building itself. We’ve outlined a few essentials here that commercial office property managers, developers, and owners need to consider to prepare for the post-COVID future.

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Topics: Workplace, Hospitality, Facilities

Encouraging bike commutes post-COVID

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 4/27/20 3:15 PM

When the times come to make our way back into the office, commutes will be changed. Many people will be weary of the crowded, confined spaces of public transit in the beginning. Don’t get us wrong, we’re not discounting the importance public transit will play in the transition back. We’re saying it will take time for your employees to feel comfortable riding face-to-face with other commuters.

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Topics: TDM, Workplace, Mobility, HR & Benefits, Commuter Benefits, Facilities, Back to the office, Biking

Washington D.C. passes parking cash-out bill

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 4/17/20 3:26 PM

We know commuting is a thing of the past and future at the moment. Luckily, the local D.C. council is still working to make commuting better for now and in the future. Earlier this month, the Washington, D.C. Council passed the Transportation Benefits Equity Amendment Act of 2019.

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Topics: TDM, Workplace, Mobility, Commuter Benefits, Parking, Facilities, Back to the office, Policy, Cities

Real-time transit information is a top office amenity

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 4/9/20 11:57 AM

One purpose of implementing office amenities is to attract potential employees. Maybe more importantly though, it’s to retain the talent you already have. Offering useful amenities is more conducive to creating a positive employee experience than superficial additions.

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Topics: Workplace, Mobility, Commuter Benefits, Facilities, Back to the office, Workplace Ops, Commercial, Automation, Trip Planning, Commute Management

Top commute-based office amenities for your employees

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 4/7/20 1:02 PM

You’ve already decided  to provide commute-based office amenities for your employees — now you have to decide what you’re going to provide. Like we said, it’s important to pick what is best for your office, your employees, and your location. 

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Topics: TDM, Workplace, Mobility, Commuter Benefits, Parking, Facilities, Back to the office, Commercial, Trip Planning, Commute Management

Considering commutes when choosing office amenities

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 4/6/20 11:36 AM

When you think of office amenities, the first ideas that come to mind are probably cold brew on tap, ping-pong tables, and beanbag chairs. These amenities are nice to have, but they’re more superficial than functional in the workplace. When considering new office additions, you might want to think about what’s going to make a real difference to your employees’ happiness.

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Topics: TDM, Workplace, Mobility, Commuter Benefits, Facilities

Establishing pickup and dropoff locations for your company shuttle

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 3/6/20 1:29 PM

Providing a private shuttle for your employees is a huge benefit to them. Shuttles transport more people in one vehicle, reducing drive-alone commute rates. They qualify for HOV lane access, leading to faster travel times. And they give time back to employees by allowing them to get a head start on their daily tasks during their commute!

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Topics: TDM, Workplace, Mobility, Commuter Benefits, Facilities