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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Winner of goDCgo’s 2021 Commuter Challenge, Gorove Slade, instituted a parking cashout program and formalized their telework policy incentivizing their employees to switch to a sustainable commute.
IREX, created a formal telework and flex work policy to allow their employees to have a hybrid and flexible work schedule. They also provide access to shower and locker facilities for bike commuters.
Destiny Jackson of George Washington helped 305 employees and students explore their commute options and switch to sustainable commutes by either enrolling in the incenTrip pilot program or Capital Bikeshare’s universities program.
Dr. Beverly Malone, CEO of the National League for Nursing, led the implementation of a four-day work week eliminating 1/5 of the commute trips taken by their employees.
As a Capital Bikeshare Corporate member, Inter-American Development Bank Staff Association, provides their employees with access to discounted annual bikeshare memberships. In 2021, their members took 6,491 bike trips
As a Capital Bikeshare Community Partner, Carlos Rosario PCS (Harvard Campus), provides their staff and students $5 Capital Bikeshare annual memberships. In 2021, they signed up 56 new members and collectively their 98 total members took 2,568 bike trips.
Commuter Connections incenTrip, worked with goDCgo to provide committed employers with early access to their incenTrip app that incentivizes commuters to choose sustainable commuting options by rewarding them with cash.
Catholic University of America participated in goDCgo’s incenTrip pilot program to incentive sustainable commutes. In 2021, Catholic University logged over 450 sustainable trips and reduced their CO2 emissions by 1210 pounds.
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.