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Provide your employees with real-time parking data, now in CityMotion

Posted by Team TransitScreen on 6/29/20 11:54 AM

At TransitScreen, our focus has always been on lowering the number of drive-alone commutes — whether that's through public transit, biking, carpooling, or any myriad option. With the onset of COVID-19, however, commutes have been completely disrupted (to the point where many of us are simply traveling from our beds to our couches).

As offices begin to reopen and employees begin commuting once more, concern over increased drive-alone rates is rampant. Many employers can't afford to add more parking (or simply don't want to), but employees may not initially feel safe on the subway or bus. We're incorporating real-time parking into our CityMotion mobile app to support your commute management program through this challenging time, while continuing to provide information to push your employees toward sustainable options.

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Topics: Workplace, Company News, Mobility, HR & Benefits, Parking, Facilities, Back to the office, Automation, Trip Planning, Product Updates

The future of bike commutes with David Allen

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 6/16/20 4:23 PM

We’ve recently been writing about the return to work, and what employers and employers and employees need to do to keep drive-alone commute rates down. To gain a better understanding, we spoke with David Allen from Bikes Make Life Better in San Francisco. David covered what both employers and employees can do to make bike commuting as safe as possible.

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Topics: TDM, Workplace, Parking, Facilities, Biking

The beginning stages of a return-to-work plan

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 5/15/20 12:19 PM

As cities begin to roll back quarantine orders, employers have begun thinking about how they’re going to have their employees return to the office. This is no easy task! There are so many factors that go into safely having any number of employees return to the office, from how they’re going to get there to how you’re going to rearrange the physical office setup.

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Topics: TDM, Workplace, Company News, HR & Benefits, Commuter Benefits, Parking, Facilities

Building a commute management strategy in Washington, DC

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 5/8/20 3:20 PM

We know commuting isn’t a top priority for many people and employers right now. But, as quarantine regulations begin to be lifted or extended, companies are going to need to analyze how they’re going to move forward. Part of the process is building a commute management strategy that complies with local regulations while providing safe commute options for employees.

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

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

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

Buckle up: Building a carpool program for your employees

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 3/19/20 11:28 AM

We know it’s not possible for everyone to give up their car for their commute, especially for employees who live and/or work in more suburban areas without access to robust public transit systems. But there’s still a way to limit your number of daily drivers coming to the office.

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Topics: TDM, HR & Benefits, Commuter Benefits, Parking, Workplace Ops, Commute Management, Rideshare and Carpool