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August 3rd, 2016 Employer Commuter Benefits Toolkit

This manual takes you step-by-step through the process of setting up transit, vanpool and bicycle benefits for your employees, highlighting: Checklists to assist in implementing the three options provided under the DC Commuter Benefits Law Updated 2016 maximum benefit amounts set by the IRS Detailed information about administering SmartBenefits in-house and hiring a benefits vendor Bicycle Commuter […]

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July 30th, 2014 Communicate on ride sharing

Whether you call it carpooling, ridesharing, or vanpooling, this type of transportation is a viable travel option alongside or in combination with other modes and strategies – i.e., transit, walking, biking, park-and-ride, and transit benefit programs. Ridesharing offers a range of benefits including cost savings, reduced emissions and pollutants, and reduced stress for the traveler.  When […]

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July 29th, 2014 How EV charging stations work

Introduction to EV charging stations You don’t have to be an auto dealer to profit from the growing market for electric vehicles. With electric vehicle sales projected to rise 48% each year through 2020, many property owners are installing EV charging stations at their businesses. For a total installed cost as low as $1,200 per […]

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July 29th, 2014 Economic models for EV charging stations

The popularity of electric vehicles (EV) is increasing. Notably there are four types of places to charge vehicles: a) at home, b) in “Public”, charge in-city or along corridors, c) fleet charging, and d) at a mall, restaurant, or work. You don’t have to be an auto dealer to profit from the growing market for […]

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July 29th, 2014 How to facilitate an effective virtual meeting

With advances in technology and tighter budgets, virtual meetings taking the place of face-to-face meetings. Aside from reducing travel time and costs, virtual meetings reduce environmental impacts. There are however, some disadvantages that come with virtual meetings as well. Identifying the shortcomings of virtual meetings According to Forbes Magazine there are “5 Fatal Flaws with […]

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July 29th, 2014 Green business travel policy guide

I. Specify how travelers will get to their destination When scheduling a trip follow these steps: 1. Could the purpose of the trip be accomplished remotely? If YES, consider a virtual meeting – With the ever-expanding list of features of new videoconferencing technologies, videoconferencing has become more feasible for a wider variety of meetings. Whether […]

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July 29th, 2014 Getting around without owning a car

In the U.S. living without a car can be difficult. Many people live far away from school, work and shopping locations, but it is still possible to get around without driving a car. Below are options to help you reach your destinations and lessen your environmental impact. Carpooling Car Sharing Buy a bike Bike sharing […]

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July 29th, 2014 Estimating commuting costs

Multiple commuting cost calculators exist including: iCommute OPSEU Local 365 (spreadsheet) CommuteInfo Check one out to determine how much you can save by ridesharing or using public transportation.   Efficient buildings – from insight to action.    

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July 29th, 2014 Download a commuter survey & office commuter data spreadsheet

So you want to conduct a commuter survey? That’s great! Here are sample commuter surveys to get you started: Translink Sarasota/Manatee (FL) Commuter Assistance Program Efficient buildings – from insight to action.    

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July 29th, 2014 Best practices for setting up bicycle storage

Promoting bicycle commuting is a great way to promote clean transportation. Setting up a bicycle storage area is quite simple and a good practice to encourage bike riders. 5 things to consider when setting up a bicycle storage area: Get a sturdy rack element A u-shaped bike rack, known as a rack element, is the […]

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