Not all ideas or strategies will work for every organization, but typical commute programs include a range of parking programs, electric vehicle charging stations, carpooling and ride share promotions, biking amenities, telework and flex schedule options, and transit promotions and incentives. The Transportation Authority of Marin provides an emergency ride home program for all employees that choose to commute by walking, bike, transit, or ridesharing.
Depending on the size of your company, scheduling needs, and where employees live, approaches will vary to meet specific needs. A good first step in developing a commute program is to survey your employees to understand their current commute patterns and needs. If you’re not sure where to start, check out these sample surveys to help your company develop an employee commuter program: 511.org sample survey [PDF] and Spare the Air sample survey [Word]. Click here to learn more about measures and strategies to consider as you design your program. Once you’ve put your program together, check out these tips on promotion to make sure that you get the most out of it, and check out these additional resources and handouts your employees!