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The goDCgo Residential Ambassadors Program seeks to recognize residential complexes in Washington, DC for their exemplary efforts as transportation leaders. By offering transportation amenities and creative program incentives for their residents, these organizations 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 meet with a goDCgo Residential Services Representative annually. Plus, implement at least two of the following strategies:
  • Express interest in transit benefits or alternative commute benefits program
  • Conduct a residential commute survey
  • Provide transportation information to all new residents (i.e. welcome packets)
  • Promote at least one mode of alternative transportation
  • Designate a contact to coordinate transportation for your site (please include their contact or business card)
  • Share goDCgo resources and newsletter with residents

PERKS

  • Letter of Acknowledgement
  • Recognition at our Annual Residential Ambassadors Awards Ceremony
  • Featured on goDCgo.com
  • Bronze window cling
  • Continued support from goDCgo through our complimentary services;  lobby events, brochures, transportation consultations, surveys and more

SILVER CRITERIA

In order to reach the Silver level, you must meet the requirements of the Bronze level, in addition to hosting a goDCgo lobby event with transportation information.

Plus implement at least two of the following strategies:
  • Provide/Install bike racks, rooms, or lockers
  • Provide/Install bike maintenance equipment
  • Host a bicycle safety/information class or bicycle repair event for residents
  • Offer a walking tour of all the transportation options nearby property
  • Support internal carpool formation
  • Promote transportation events (i.e. Bike to Work Day, National Walking Day, Car Free Day
  • Post commute information on intranet/website, bulletin boards, and other common areas
  • Provide residents with transportation accessories (i.e. bike locks, helmets etc.)
  • Provide a designated space for residents to telework
 

PERKS

  • Recognition at our Annual Residential Ambassador Awards Ceremony
  • Featured on goDCgo.com
  • Silver Ambassador Award for your lobby
  • Silver window cling
  • Continued support from goDCgo through our complimentary services like lobby events, brochures, transportation consultations, surveys and more

GOLD CRITERIA

In order to reach the Gold level, you must meet the requirements of the Bronze and Silver levels, in addition to sharing your property’s transportation success story and/or building highlights with goDCgo.

Plus implement at least two of the following strategies:
  • Provide a transit benefit for residents or Preloaded SmarTrip Card to all residents
  • Capital Bikeshare Annual Membership to at least 10% of residents
  • Provide onsite carsharing/carsharing memberships for residents and/or property employees
  • Designate at least 2 parking spaces for carpools and/or vanpools
  • Install a real-time transit display in common area
  • Install additional bike racks (artistic or traditional)
  • Provide a shuttle service for residents to transit
  • Provide electric car charging station for at least 2 vehicles
  • Unbundle parking from rent prices
  • Implement a NEW non-mandated parking fee
  • Allow parking access to non-resident vanpool vehicles
  • Offer up to $260/month pre-tax transportation benefit, as defined by the IRS, to property management employees
 

PERKS

  • Recognition at our Annual Residential Ambassadors Awards Ceremony
  • Featured on goDCgo.com
  • Official framed Gold Ambassador Award for Lobby
  • Gold window cling
  • Digital badge for online marketing use
  • Opportunity to be featured in a quarterly success story
  • Opportunity to be featured in quarterly e-newsletter
  • Social media support – including mentions, re-tweets and follows on all platforms
  • Continued support from goDCgo through our complimentary services; lobby events, brochures, transportation consultations, surveys and more
 

PLATINUM CRITERIA

In order to reach the Platinum level, you must meet the Gold level and implement two additional strategies from the Silver or Gold level.  

PERKS

  • Recognition at our Annual Residential Ambassador Awards Ceremony
  • Featured on goDCgo.com
  • Official framed Platinum Ambassadors Award for Lobby
  • Platinum window cling
  • Digital badge for online marketing use
  • Opportunity to be featured in a quarterly success story
  • Opportunity to be featured in quarterly e-newsletter
  • Social media support – including mentions, re-tweets and follows on all platforms
  • Continued support from goDCgo through our complimentary services; lobby events, brochures, transportation consultations, surveys and more
  • Designation recognition
 

RESIDENTIAL AMBASSADOR RESOURCES

STAFF TRAINING

STAFF TRAINING

Transportation is changing in DC, keep your employees up to date on all the latest and greatest options as well as tips and tricks to support resident needs with a complimentary on-site training from goDCgo.

To schedule, reach out to info@goDCgo.com or 202-299-2186

ON-SITE PROMOTIONS

ON-SITE PROMOTIONS

goDCgo can assist you with creative ways to inform your residents of their travel options around the District. We can also help your residents identify ways to optimize their travel with public transportation with our personalized commute planning. Setting up one of the following events is a step in the right direction to becoming an Ambassador:

  • Lobby Event
  • Walking Tour
  • Commuter Social
  • Transportation Information Session
  • Brochure ordering
PROPERTY ASSISTANCE

PROPERTY ASSISTANCE

goDCgo offers a variety of resources to support your transportation needs and sustainability goals. If you are looking for ways to boost your retention rate, check out some low to no-cost options for beefing up your amenities.

  • Zoning Assistance
  • Amenity Vendor List
  • Custom Marketing Materials
  • Website Language

2018 Ambassadors

FAQ

The Residential Ambassadors Program is a criterion based recognition program for residential complexes in Washington, DC to showcase their commitment to sustainable transportation by promoting and providing alternative travel options for residents.

The Residential Ambassadors Awards Ceremony is an annual event held in the spring to honor DC residential complexes who have gone above and beyond to promote sustainable transportation options and amenities to their residents.

Registration is easy! Just fill out this form and tell us all the cool transportation things you are already offering.
Contact Erin Ghalayini at 202-379-6385 or Erin.Ghalayini@goDCgo.com.

Download our checklist that outlines each criteria level.

Check out our criteria and see what level you are currently and then follow the criteria on each level to move up.

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