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 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
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
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.