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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 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

SILVER PERKS

  • goDCgo designation acknowledgment in newsletter
  • 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 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

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 Survey

Custom Survey

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.

EMPLOYER AMBASSADORS

2020 AMBASSADOR AWARDS WINNERS

  • Emerging Commuter Program, Small Employer

    NAICU is committed to growing its commuter program to better serve their employees. With pre-tax transit benefits and a subsidy already in place, the organization worked with goDCgo to promote and implement a telework program and distribute information about the Capital Bikeshare corporate program to their leadership.

  • Emerging Commuter Program, Large Employer

    The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness is dedicated to establishing and growing a robust commuter program for its employees. They spent 2019 working with goDCgo to begin offering pre-tax benefits. The organization also distributed transit maps, details about the Guaranteed Ride Home program, and other transportation information to their staff.

  • Employee Transportation Coordinator of the Year, Small Employer

    Amy Johnson of KNC Law worked with goDCgo to provide support to another DC law firm, giving one-on-one advice to a peer organization on the benefits and process of offering telework and flex time options. Supported by a peer, this organization successfully began a telework program in 2019. In addition, Amy worked to proudly display the goDCgo Gold Employer Ambassador badge on the company website as well as share bike maps, transit brochures, and resources with staff.

  • Employee Transportation Coordinator of the Year, Large Employer

    Carolyn Penn’s, So Others Might Eat, efforts in 2019 included sharing pre-tax benefits flyers to promote the organization’s transportation program helping to educate staff about financial savings, displaying the Employer Ambassador badge in her email signature to raise awareness of commuting programs, and working with goDCgo to develop and consider options for expanding their telework policy.

  • Capital Bikeshare Corporate Member

    Inter-American Development Bank is a financial institution committed to making it as easy as possible for employees to commute sustainably. As a Gold Level Corporate Member, Inter-American Development Bank pays the entire annual membership fee for employees. In 2019, they used Capital Bikeshare for a total of 20,679 trips.

  • Capital Bikeshare Community Partner

    Unity Health Care has been committed to serving the health needs of the DC community for thirty-five years. They offer many services and wellness programs to help support and provide the tools patients need to hit their personal and behavioral health goals. Unity Health Care joined the Community Partners Program in 2017 to provide their clients with low-cost means to commute and get around the city. This past year their members took an average of 123 trips each on Capital Bikeshare. 

  • Outstanding Partner

    Imlay International has been a great partner in producing print jobs of all sizes, signage, brochures, the DC bike map, and more! They have helped goDCgo keep up with the demand for print materials and prepare for awards ceremonies. Whether an item is needed in three days or two weeks, they manage to pull it off and with great quality. They have been a critical tool in helping goDCgo effectively execute their outreach and engagement with employers in the District.

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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