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Employers can establish customized trip-reduction programs with help from experienced Metro staff.
A workplace commute trip-reduction program is easy to establish, saves employees money and encourages active lifestyles. Travel options can be tailored to meet the needs of your worksite and shift schedules to reduce parking demand, absenteeism and late arrivals. Programs are a popular employee benefit with minimal financial impact for the employer.
Let the experienced staff at Metro Regional Travel Options walk you through the planning, marketing and execution of a trip-reduction program customized to your worksite. Get help establishing carpools and increasing the use of bicycle commuting and transit.
Metro staff will meet with employees and at the same time make certain you are aware of the tax benefits available for employers. This free service is available to employers within the Metro jurisdictional boundary.
The Drive Less Save More Commuter Dispatch is your source for the latest news, tips and tools that can help propel your commute options program. Look for twice-monthly dispatches highlighting the area's practical commute options and services. Learn about other company success stories, plus get useful tips on building interest and excitement around commute options in your organization.Sign up now
In addition to Metro, TriMet and Clark County, area transportation management associations (TMAs) offer resources to assist employers with developing customized travel options programs to meet your company's needs. Available services include transit passes, vanpool incentives, carpool matching services, programs to encourage biking and walking and an emergency ride home program. Explore the links below to get started.
Drive Less Connect makes it easy to take advantage of travel options for work and recreation that can save you money and more on the road. It’s easy and secure.Go
This resource is for employers in Southwest Washington looking for assistance with designing and promoting a travel options program.Go
Coordinates vanpool services for commuters in the Portland metro area, including Southwest Washington. Though funding is currently limited to existing vanpools, Metro makes vanpooling even more economical with an incentive program that pays up to 50 percent of the basic van lease cost, not including fuel.Go
TriMet offers employer services that include transit pass programs. If your company pays for any part of employee transit passes or vanpooling costs, it may be eligible for the business energy tax credit and federal and state tax credits.Go
Telework (also called telecommuting) is working at home or a satellite office near home one or more days a week instead of commuting to the main office. The Oregon Department of Energy actively promotes telework because it conserves fuel, relieves traffic congestion and improves air quality by reducing commute trips.Go
By adopting alternative scheduling policies, businesses can enhance employee satisfaction, reduce peak-time traffic congestion and comply with the ECO rule. Staggering work hours can significantly reduce peak-time traffic congestion as can a compressed workweek where employees work fewer days but longer hours. Employees with a flexible schedule may be more likely to use transit or carpool.
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