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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.