Organizations that receive recognition, awards and tout their commuter program success all follow a similar formula. Ultimately, a successful commuter program equates to:
Removing hundreds of single occupancy vehicles from the roads
Reducing thousands of hours of lost productivity in traffic
Saving employers and employees tens of thousands of dollars in commute costs
The common traits of a successful commuter program consist of the following:
Having a Plan – Offering the right commuter option for your employees. If mass transit is not available near your office complex than discounted transit passes is not a viable option. Seeing which of the many commute incentives line up to your location and culture is a good place to start.
Educating Employees – Take the time to invest in an employee survey at the outset. There are many sample surveys to consider.
Leveraging Community and Government Resources – Investigate resources already available in your community through community associations, property management companies and local governments. In many cases there could already be ride-matching services or van pools already available. Also, be aware of government tax incentives for employers and employees as well as corporate discount programs from mass transit authorities.
Measuring Success – Establish means of collecting employee participation and adoption of the commuter program. Its not only about collecting the right data, but also sharing it in a meaningful way with leadership and employees. Sharing information can be in weekly email reports and commuter dashboard(s). In many cases you may be obligated to report results to the authorities too, This makes measurement and tracking even more important.
The OneCommute platform accounts for all these components, including reports. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us help you with your commuter plan.