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TransitScreen Rundown: What is Commute Management?

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 3/9/20 2:04 PM

There are many terms and initiatives in the world of commuting these days. Transportation demand management (TDM), commuter benefits, commute trip reduction (CTR), parking cash-out, and so many more. 

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Topics: TDM, Workplace, Mobility, HR Benefits, Commuter Benefits, Parking

How car-free streets improve TDM programs

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 2/25/20 11:30 AM

Earlier this month, San Francisco made headlines by banning cars on one of its busiest streets. It isn’t the first city to implement this change, but it is the most recent. Of course, changes of this magnitude will bring a lot of concern from NIMBYs, but from the videos we’ve seen, traveling on Market Street sans cars looks pretty awesome. 

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Topics: TDM, Mobility, HR Benefits, Commuter Benefits

Practice what you preach: How executives can encourage sustainable employee commutes

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 2/13/20 1:55 PM

We’ve all heard the phrase “practice what you preach.” Most people follow this principle to avoid being called a hypocrite. Unfortunately, employers tend to fall short of practicing more sustainable commutes, while encouraging their employees to do so. 

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Topics: Workplace, Mobility, HR Benefits, Commuter Benefits, Parking

Do you know who should be in charge of your TDM programs?

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 2/11/20 4:35 PM

When it comes to commuting, HR traditionally takes the lead in designing and implementing benefit programs. This makes sense, since benefit packages are often used as recruiting tools for new hires. But as the world of commuter benefits becomes more competitive and begins to become more integral to an organization’s success, it also leads to the question: “Who is in charge of our TDM strategy?” 

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Topics: TDM, Real Estate, Workplace, HR Benefits, Commuter Benefits, Parking, Facilities

We’re on board: Buses are becoming more commuter-friendly

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 1/30/20 3:02 PM

City buses have one purpose: to get passengers from point A to point B. While they can usually accomplish this, they still get caught up in traffic, fall behind schedule, and often become overcrowded – especially during peak commute times. But that’s all changing.

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Topics: Mobility, HR Benefits, Commuter Benefits

How employers can provide housing assistance to help employee commutes

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 1/28/20 9:59 AM

The average commute is pretty terrible. Plain and simple. Employers can offer free transit passes, free bikeshare membership, or even a free bike, but there are things beyond control that employees have to deal with. To make commutes completely stress--free, employers could move their employees into the office. Just kidding — mostly.

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Topics: TDM, Real Estate, HR Benefits, Commuter Benefits

Out of office: Setting a minimum number of PTO days

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 1/22/20 12:44 PM

With the rise of startup culture, unlimited PTO is becoming a popular perk included in HR benefit packages. Some express concerns about employees taking advantage of this freedom and taking too much time off, leaving everyone to pick up the slack. In reality, the opposite has happened: Employees have started taking less time away from the office.

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Topics: Workplace, HR Benefits