goDCgo is an initiative of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) that encourages the use of sustainable transportation. We provide complimentary transit resources and partner with DC organizations to provide education and assistance to commuters and visitors so they can make more informed choices about their daily travel. Our goal serves to decrease traffic congestion, improve air quality, and create a better quality of life in the DC area.
goDCgo provides educational webinars, onsite promotions, commute surveys, relocation assistance, parking management assistance, Capital Bikeshare Corporate memberships/bulk passes, zoning order assistance, brochures and customized Get Around Guides, DC Commuter Benefits Law & Transportation Benefit Equity Act assistance, and much more!
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS SUSTAINABLY
Looking forward to the holidays in our nation’s capital? Each year, the District hosts a wide range of free and low-cost events and attractions to celebrate the holiday season. Whether you’re local or are visiting for the holidays, leave the car behind to avoid traffic and the search for parking. Check out our Winter Wonders Guide to explore the numerous sustainable ways to get these events this season!
You have the power to make the difference! goDCgo encourages you to commute smarter, not harder. Make the choice to walk, bike, scoot, or take public transit instead of driving alone.
As the DC Parking Cashout Law reporting deadline (January 15, 2024) approaches, many District employers have chosen their compliance option and are beginning the reporting process. This can be a daunting task for those who have never reported before, which is why we’ve created a comprehensive overview on how to get started and how to report for each compliance option.
With the DC Parking Cashout Law reporting deadline approaching on January 15, 2024, employers across the District are asking: do I need to report my compliance this year? To make this confusing time easier, we’ve put together a quiz to answer that question based on your company situation.
Do you drive your child to and from school every day? Are you tired of waiting in long lines for pickup/dropoff? Now that students have settled into the hustle and bustle of the new school year, it’s the perfect time to explore a new way to get your kids to school: Carpooling.
A big thank you to everyone who participated in our 2023 goDCgo Commuter Challenge. Over the last three months challenge 565 participants logged 38,062 sustainable trips; reducing 88 tons of CO2 in the District, burning 2.5 million calories, and saving $100,000 collectively. Choosing to commute around the District sustainably may seem like a small effort but together these choices have a huge impact! Thank you to our challenge participants for doing their part to help DC become the healthiest, greenest, and most livable city in the nation!
Another big thank you to our sponsors! Without them we couldn't have had such a fun an amazing commuter challenge. From free food coupons and complimentary dinners to staycations and sporting event tickets, our sponsors provided us with amazing monthly prizes.
In honor of this year’s Telework Week DC (March 6-10) that kicked off the month, we’re celebrating Telework in all of its forms including fully remote workers and those on a hybrid schedule. Although most DC employers aren’t fully remote, at least 35% of employers in the District are shifting to a hybrid policy. The hybrid model may be the best of both worlds for employers, employees, and the city, but it does present its own challenges.
With the January 2023 DC Parking Cashout reporting deadline in the rearview mirror, it’s time for employers to start preparing for what’s to come. The next step for employers varies based on which compliance option your organization chose. To help you navigate your next steps, we’ve outlined below what you need to do over the next year for each compliance option and exemption, and for those organizations that missed the deadline.
In honor of Black History Month, we’re highlighting Black-owned restaurants within the District and the ways you can get to them sustainably. Maybe you already have your favorites or are looking to try something new; either way, enjoying delightful cuisine at these restaurants is an opportunity to explore and indulge. It’s an excellent opportunity to celebrate Black History Month, and by traveling sustainably, it can have a lasting impact on our environment and communities. We hope you continue to explore Black-owned restaurants and businesses, not just in February but all year long.
The reporting deadline for the DC Parking Cashout Law has officially passed. We'd like to thank all our employers that worked hard over the past year to make sure their organization was compliant, and we're happy to have assisted more than 300 employers in the process. But we understand some employers may have missed the reporting deadline and are wondering what they should do and what to expect in the upcoming months. Well, you're in luck because we have the answers! Check out the guidance below from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) for employers that missed the reporting deadline.
“If you missed the reporting deadline, please contact DDOT as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org. Employers who do not contact DDOT or submit a report on time will be audited to determine compliance status. Fines will not be levied at this time, but DDOT will work with non-compliant employers to come into compliance.”
Have additional questions? Reach out to DDOT directly by emailing email@example.com.
In April 2020, the Transportation Benefits Equity Amendment Act of 2020, also referred to as the DC Parking Cashout Law was signed into law by Mayor Bowser . This law encourages sustainable transportation use and reduces driving alone to work in DC. As the first reporting deadline nears, goDCgo is here to help employers understand the law and become compliant. Read on to learn the most important things you need to know about this law.