The goDCgo Employer Ambassadors Program seeks to recognize DC organizations for their efforts as transportation leaders. By offering transportation benefits and creative program incentives, businesses are helping to make the District the healthiest, greenest, and most livable city in the United States.
In order to join the program at the Bronze level, you must implement at least one of the following strategies:
In order to reach the Silver level, you must offer two or more of the following:
Install permanent display case or brochure holders
Install transit screen Install bicycle racks or lockers Install shower facilities
Implement flex-time or staggered work schedule
Implement compressed workweek for 1-20% of employees
Implement telework program with 1-20% of employees participating
Provide preferential parking for carpools/vanpools Facilitate car/vanpool formation meetings
Become a Commuter Connections member and provide on-site ridematching
Establish an Employee Transportation Coordinator
Supplement Guaranteed Ride Home program
Host/sponsor alternative commute day or transportation fair
Participate in the Capital Bikeshare Corporate Membership program
In order to reach the Gold level, you must meet the requirements of the Silver level and offer one of the following:
Telework program with more than 20% participating
Compressed workweek with more than 20% of employees participating
Implement a transit/vanpool benefit, SmartBenefits, or parking “cash out” program
Implement a carpool/bicycle/walk benefit
Charge a fee for parking but provide free or significantly discounted parking for carpools and vanpools
Employee shuttle to transit stations
Company vanpools for employees’ commutes to work
Comprehensive bicycle/walking program (showers, bike racks, lockers, financial incentives)
Implement parking fee
In order to reach the Platinum level, you must meet the requirements of the Silver and Gold level, and offer one additional Gold level benefit.
goDCgo will create a customized commuter survey for your organization and analyze the data to produce recommendations. Collecting baseline data about your employees’ commutes can help create the best commuter program for your organization. With data in hand, your organization can make an easier case for implementing new commuter benefits.
Transportation is always changing in DC. Keep your employees up to date on all the latest options as well as tips and tricks for sustainable commuting with complimentary services from goDCgo.
For more information about these services, reach out to info@goDCgo.com or 202-299-2186
goDCgo hosts monthly webinars and virtual office hours to provide support for employers looking to enhance their commuter benefits programs. These events provide an opportunity to engage directly with a Client Services Manager. Past webinar topics include:
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Brookfield Properties is committed to growing their commuter program to better serve their employees. With pre-tax transit benefits and a subsidy already in place, the organization worked with goDCgo to conduct a company-wide employee commute survey to determine what other commuter benefits they could implement to further help their staff commute sustainably.
So Others Might Eat (SOME) is dedicated to establishing and growing a robust commuter program for their employees despite the coronavirus (COVID –19) pandemic. They spent 2020 working with goDCgo to plan a company-wide employee commute survey to understand their employees’ travel behavior to determine how and what they could do to effectively support their employees’ needs and concerns while motivating them to continue commuting sustainably.
Nakisha Griffin worked with goDCgo to provide support to other DC employers by participating in a success story that highlighted the actions Virtual Enterprise Architects took to launch their successful commuter program as well as participating in goDCgo’s Telework panel that facilitated an open discussion around telework policies during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition, she participated in and helped to facilitate goDCgo’s Commuter Challenge at her workplace.
In 2020, Crystal Nott promoted and facilitated the goDCgo Commuter Challenge at the American College of Cardiology. After placing first in the challenge, Crystal also planned and hosted a post-challenge recognition event to celebrate the challenge participants for their efforts.
Georgetown University is committed to making it as easy as possible for employees to commute sustainably. As a Corporate Member, Georgetown University pays part of the annual membership fee for employees. In 2020, Georgetown University employees took a total of 9,144 trips on Capital Bikeshare.
The Family Place joined the Community Partners Program in 2020 to provide their adult learners with low-cost means to commute and get around the city. Despite coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions that prevented them from seeing most of their students in-person for much of the year, they still managed to provide them with registration assistance and enrolled 28 members for Capital Bikeshare for All memberships during that time.
Over the past year, goDCgo has established a strong working relationship with DC Mutual Aid and Remora House to help low-income and homeless individuals gain access to sustainable, affordable, and reliable transportation. Both organizations have been instrumental in helping goDCgo raise awareness about the District’s affordable transportation programs, such as Capital Bikeshare for All, Low-Income Customer Plan for Scooters, Lyft Up, Revel Access, and more. goDCgo is incredibly thankful for all their effort.
Over the past year, Virtual Enterprise Architects has not only worked hard to become a goDCgo Platinum ambassador, but Nakisha Griffin has shared her organization’s best practices and insights about how VEA overcame barriers and challenges in their own commuter programs.
Since working with goDCgo to increase participation in their telework program back in 2018, Washington Gas has enthusiastically shared keys to their success as a Platinum Ambassador and their telework materials to help other DC employers establish their own policies and find success.
The Employer Ambassadors Program is a criterion based recognition program for DC organizations to showcase their commitment to sustainable transportation by promoting and providing alternative travel options and commuter benefits to employees.
The Employer Ambassadors Awards Ceremony is an annual event held in the spring to honor DC employers who have gone above and beyond to promote sustainable transportation and continue to build interest in the use of alternative travel options through their exceptional commuter benefits programs.
Completed nominations are thoroughly evaluated against other DC employers by a selection committee of transportation industry thought leaders.
Awarded organizations receive:
To be eligible for a goDCgo Ambassador Award, all organizations must:
goDCgo is available to assist with any additional questions about the Ambassador Awards and transportation resources. Please call 202.299.2186 or email info@goDCgo.com.