Commuting is becoming a more stressful and costly part of an employee’s work day. As a business leader, one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways you can help your employees save money, as well as help reduce traffic congestion, is to provide an employee commute program that encourages transportation options such as biking, riding a bus, ridesharing (carpool and vanpooling), telework and walking to work.
By adding to your employees' commute options, your business will benefit by:
- Improving productivity and morale – Employees will come to work more relaxed and ready to work if they do not have to worry about the stresses of traffic, finding a parking spot and increasing gas prices.
- Attracting and keeping the best employees – The ease and cost of commuting is a key consideration for employees and new hires when assessing a position.
- Earning federal and state tax breaks – Commute benefits that offer a subsidy to employees can be federal and state business tax deductions.
- Enhancing your company's image – Customers and clients notice when a company takes action to support employees and reduce their carbon footprint.
- Relieving pressure on parking and traffic congestion – Create more parking spaces for customers/clients and improve mobility on our City streets.
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- Cascade Bicycle Club
- Bicycle Alliance of Washington
- City of Bellevue Transportation Department
- Commuter Challenge
- King County Jobs Access Reverse Commute Transportation Program
- King County Metro Employer Commute Services
- Washington State Department of Transportation