Managing Your Employees' Commuting in the New Normal
We can help! Choose Your Way Bellevue Business Services offers free consultations and financial support for employee transit pass programs on an ongoing basis, to help employers and property managers with tailored programs to promote and facilitate commute programs to attract and retain employees and tenants. Let us help you! We’re the experts so you don’t have to be. Help employees save money and increase their options on days they need to come into the office.
Check out our new Choose Your Way mobile app to help your employees with their commutes!
Building Transportation Fairs - We Make it Easy
Building and property managers in Bellevue: If you have 20 employees or more at your worksite, receive free assistance with planning and putting on a transportation Fair! Choose Your Way Bellevue staff will coordinate representatives from transit agencies and may be able to get a vanpool to your worksite for employees to check out. Get free pedestrian and bicycle maps, and guides, information about Choose Your Way Bellevue trip logging rewards, promotional items and even trial ORCA cards. Employees can sign up to receive commute plans and learn about Choose Your Way Bellevue resources for finding your transit trip and tools for when your bus will arrive.
As part of the transportation fair package, your building can receive additional assistance and resources. We can put on lunch-and-learn events about Choose Your Way Bellevue resources for employers and employees. We can also assist with setting up building or employer networks for trip logging and ridematching on RideshareOnline.
By helping employees at your worksite use commute options, you can help reduce strain on parking on days when most people are in the office and help make your building and Bellevue great places. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (425) 283-1357 to share your needs and get started!
Choose Your Way Bellevue Mini-Grants - Upper Limit Increase!
Employers and property managers can now receive up to $10,000 in mini-grant funds for all eligible projects! Help our city retain mobility for everyone as workers return to offices by implementing a mini-grant at your worksite for small capital items, transit or vanpool pilots or awareness campaigns. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis while funding lasts. Check out the program materials and application packet to learn more (Word version of application form here).
Commute Program Consultations Available
Concerned about employee commuting and managing your parking with today's hybrid workforce, or for your employees continuing to work onsite? Contact us for a free commute program consultation tailored to your business with the latest information on transit services and safety of riding transit, vanpool program changes since the pandemic, how to support bike commuting, and/or how to enhance or formalize your telework program. We’re all in this together and can help reduce strain on our roadways as offices and businesses reopen.
You can also find a commuting option that boosts your well-being and benefits your community by going to our commuters page.
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COVID-19 Business Webinar Library
2021 Return-to-Office Webinar (April 28, 2021)- Click here to view the webinar. At this webinar, you will hear from an Expedia representative about how daily parking worked in downtown Bellevue during their last years prior to moving to Seattle. You will also learn about Choose Your Way Bellevue's mini-grant program and upcoming Downtown Workplace Parking and Commute Management pilot which can help you with return-to-office post-COVID planning.
Eastside Metro Webinar (August 11, 2020) - Click here to view the webinar. This webinar strives to answer questions about transit with King County Metro's experts from Business Services, Rideshare, Service Planning, and Operations to discuss public transportation during COVID-19. Presenters include Kirk Hovenkotter (Greater Redmond Transportation Management Association), Sean Hawks (Communication Manager), Grace Carlson (Service Planning, East King County Team), Quiana Thomas (Rideshare Services Representative), and Rocco Devito (Customer Relationship Manager).
Building a Successful Telework Program for your Eastside Business (July 20, 2020) - Click here to view the webinar. This webinar reviews telework program best practices from an Eastside perspective. Presenters include Kirk Hovenkotter (Greater Redmond TMA, Executive Director), Elham Shirazi (Principal at E-Planning/WorkSmart) and Tim Rowe (Transportation Program Manager at T-Mobile).
COVID-19 Business Research Library
- Choose Your Way Bellevue Voluntary Employer Survey Results - This was a non-scientific, voluntary survey that was conducted for Bellevue employers between the dates of May 26, 2020 and June 26, 2020. This survey was distributed through Choose Your Way Bellevue and Commute Trip Reduction email newsletters. All respondents had worksites in Bellevue with a total respondent count of 29. To see these results in detail, click here.
- Commute Seattle Survey Results: Workplace Experiences During Coronavirus - In May, Commute Seattle conducted a survey to learn about what Seattle workplaces were experiencing as a result of COVID-19. Check out the full blog post outlining key insights on return to work trends from over 400 local worksites.