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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.

BECOME AN AMBASSADOR

BRONZE CRITERIA

In order to join the program at the Bronze level, you must implement at least one of the following strategies:

  • Expresses interest in telework, transit benefits, SmartBenefits, or other alternative commuting strategies
  • Conduct a commuter survey
  • Distribute sustainable commute info to employees
  • Post alternative commute information, on employee bulletin boards, intranet sites, newsletter or e-mail
  • Install electric car charging stations at the worksite

PERKS

  • goDCgo designation acknowledgment
  • Recognition at our Annual Employer Ambassador Awards
  • Digital badge for online marketing use
  • Continued support from goDCgo through our complimentary services: commute surveys, transportation fair attendance, brochure ordering, and commuter benefits implementation support

SILVER CRITERIA

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 work week 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

 

PERKS

  • goDCgo designation acknowledgment
  • Recognition at our Annual Employer Ambassador Awards
  • Featured on goDCgo.com
  • Digital badge for online marketing use
  • Continued support from goDCgo through our complimentary services: commute surveys, transportation fair attendance, brochure ordering, and commuter benefits implementation support
       

GOLD CRITERIA

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 work week with more than 20% of employees participating

Implement a transit/vanpool benefit, SmartBenefits, or parking “cash out” program

Implement a carpool/bicycle/walk benefit

Company vanpools for employees’ commutes to work

Employee shuttle to transit stations

Company vanpools for employee’s commute to work

Comprehensive bicycle/walking program (showers, bike racks, lockers, financial incentives)

Implement parking fee

PERKS

  • goDCgo designation acknowledgment
  • Recognition at our Annual Employer Ambassador Awards
  • Featured on goDCgo.com
  • Digital badge for online marketing use
  • Opportunity to be featured in a success story
  • Opportunity to be featured in our e-newsletter
  • Social media support – including mentions, re-tweets and follows on all platforms
  • Continued support from goDCgo through our complimentary services: commute surveys, transportation fair attendance, brochure ordering, and commuter benefits implementation support

PLATINUM CRITERIA

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.

PERKS

  • goDCgo designation acknowledgment
  • Recognition at our Annual Employer Ambassador Awards
  • Framed Platinum Ambassador Certificate
  • Featured on goDCgo.com
  • Digital badge for online marketing use
  • Opportunity to be featured in a success story
  • Opportunity to be featured in our e-newsletter
  • Social media support – including mentions, re-tweets and follows on all platforms
  • Continued support from goDCgo through our complimentary services: commute surveys, transportation fair attendance, brochure ordering, and commuter benefits implementation support

Ambassador Resources

Custom Surveys

Custom Surveys

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.

On-Site Promotions

On-Site Promotions

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.

  • Lunch-and-Learns
  • Tabling at Benefit or Transportation Fairs
  • Custom Get Around Guides for your workplace
  • Transportation brochures and bike maps

For more information about these services, reach out to info@goDCgo.com or 202-299-2186

Webinars and Commuter Benefits Support

Webinars and Commuter Benefits Support

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:

  • Telework and alternative work schedules
  • Office relocation
  • Becoming a bike-friendly workplace
  • How to comply with the DC Commuter Benefits Law
  • IRS Transportation benefit changes

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to receive invitations to these webinars and virtual office hours.

2018 Ambassador Awards Winners

  • DC Commuter Benefits All-Star

    Georgetown University, one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, offers employees access to a free shuttle service from multiple Metrorail stations, pre-tax benefits, information about carpools and vanpools, and a telework program to ease the strain of commuting.

  • Emerging Commuter Program

    Engenium Group, a small but growing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering firm, has recently enhanced their commuter benefits program by offering employees the option to enroll in a pre-tax transit program, subsidized Capital Bikeshare memberships, secure bike parking and racks, and shower access for its employees.

  • Bike-Friendly Workplace, Small Business

    Patrick’s Pet Care, a rapidly growing dog-walking, pet-sitting and pet transportation firm, offers staff free Capital Bikeshare Memberships, free bike maintenance, employee access to e-bikes for special circumstances, and subsidies for insurance and high-quality bike locks.

  • Bike-Friendly Workplace

    World Resources Institute, a global research organization, launched a holistic bike program that includes subsidized Capital Bikeshare memberships, a bike and walk challenge, bike classes provided by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA), on-site bike maintenance, weekly bike socials, and a Bike Ambassadors program, pairing new bike commuters with seasoned bikers.

  • Telework/Flex/Alternative Schedule

    The American Pharmacists Association, the leading advocate for the pharmacy profession, offers both a formal employee telecommuting program and alternative work arrangement Program. These programs were developed to create a work-life balance, and provide flexibility and support to employees.

  • Most Creative or Innovative Commuter Program

    American University, a student-centered research institution, is committed to providing viable commuting alternatives that are tailored to meet the needs of their community of students, staff, and alumni. They were the first university to begin the University Pass (U-Pass) program in partnership with WMATA, leading the way for two other local universities to adopt the program.

  • Capital Bikeshare Corporate Member

    Fiscal Note, a company known for their innovative government relationship management platform, offers employees subsidized Capital Bikeshare memberships, and promotes bike commuting to support health and wellness. As a result, fifty-four percent of employees use Capital Bikeshare, and Fiscal Note currently has more frequent users of the system than any other company enrolled in the Capital Bikeshare Corporate Members program

FAQs

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:

  • A displayable commemorative Award
  • Recognition at the goDCgo Ambassador Awards ceremony
  • Networking opportunities with DC businesses and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) leadership
  • Social media exposure to 5,000+ followers
  • Publicity via press releases
  • Their company logo on promotional materials
  • Honorable mention of designation

To be eligible for a goDCgo Ambassador Award, all organizations must:

  • Offer commuter transit benefits.
  • Distribute information about commute options to employees.
  • Must receive a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum designation from goDCgo
Yes! If you’d like to nominate your organization, but are not currently eligible, goDCgo will provide complementary support to help you start or expand your commuter benefits programs.

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.

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