Go Green

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

2021 AMBASSADOR AWARDS WINNERS

  • Emerging Commuter Program, Small Employer

    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.

  • Emerging Commuter Program, Large Employer

    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.

  • Employee Transportation Coordinator of the Year, Small Employer

    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.

  • Employee Transportation Coordinator of the Year, Large Employer

    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.

  • Capital Bikeshare Corporate Member

    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.

  • Capital Bikeshare Community Partner

    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. 

  • Outstanding Partner

    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.

  • Outstanding Employer Partner

    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.

  • Outstanding Employer Partner

    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.

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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