For Employers in Tysons
Free help from transportation professionals
A major component of the effort to Keep Tysons Moving
is assistance provided by the Virginia Megaprojects Employer Solution Team which includes representatives of Fairfax County’s Dept. of Transportation Employer Services. These transportation professionals will work with your staff to create a unique transportation program designed specifically for your company. This service is free and available now. Call 703-586-0618, 703-324-1181 (Fairfax Co.), e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.FairfaxCounty.gov/fcdot/
Offer your employees SmartBenefits®
is the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) versatile and valuable transit benefit program which allows employers to provide a financial benefit for their employees. SmartBenefits® is a Web-based program whereby employers load the dollar value of employees’ Metrochek commuter benefits electronically onto their SmarTrip® cards. In addition to Metrorail and Metrobus, SmarTrip® is now accepted on DASH, Ride On, Fairfax Connector, ART, CUE, Loudoun County Transit, Omniride, TheBus, DC Circulator and registered van pools. The remaining commuter buses and rail systems will eventually accept SmarTrip®. For more information, visit www.wmata.com/bus2bus/smartbenefits
or call 202-962-1326.
Start or expand a telework program
By eliminating or cutting down your employees’ commute times significantly, teleworking can reduce stress, save money and increase productivity. Telework
is a business strategy that can have a positive impact on an employer’s bottom line, while reducing the company’s carbon footprint. For more information on how you and your company can benefit from telework, call 1-866-469-1010 or visit www.teleworkva.org
. A limited amount of financial assistance is available through telework!va for employers wishing to start or expand a telework program.
Participate in NuRide
Want to help your employees get paid to carpool? Sign up your company to participate in NuRide
, where commuters can earn rewards every time they rideshare. NuRide is an online ridesharing community where commuters find friends, neighbors and coworkers with the same destination and share a ride whenever they like, earning rewards from national and local retailers. Visit www.nuride.com
for more information.
Keep informed and share information with employees
Attend regular project briefings on construction, host briefings for your employees and distribute construction information to employees. Designate an Employee Transportation Champion (ETC)
to be your company’s contact for information on construction and transportation alternatives. The ETC will be your employees’ resource for information about alternatives to drive-alone commuting (carpools, vanpools, transit, bicycling, etc.) and resources available to them such as ridematching, the regional guaranteed ride home program, and the smart benefits program. Contact TYTRAN at 703-799-5394 or email@example.com
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