No, Ride Together Pierce wishes to partner with employers to help them be leaders in these efforts.
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From January through December, Ride Together Pierce will gather information reported by Pierce County employers regarding their commute programs. Toward the end of the year, Ride Together Pierce will evaluate and score each employer based on three categories and present a leadership certification to the top performing employers for the following year.
The Best Commuter Employers will be announced the following February. The selected employers will be certified for the full calendar year.
In January of each year, Ride Together Pierce will evaluate and score each participating business based on three categories and recognize the top performing employers as the Best Commuter Businesses for the following year. Toward the end of the year, Ride Together Pierce will evaluate and score each employer based on three categories including Engagement, Performance and Programming and present a leadership certification to the top performing employers for the following year.
Click here to review the point distribution sheet and compare the items listed against programs your employer offers.
For management to consider:
Offer incentives for not driving to work. Examples include:
Preferred, free vanpool/carpool parking spots.
Discounted ORCA transit passes or subsidies.
Earned days off for staff who do not drive alone.
Secure, covered bike parking for staff.
On-site bike tune-ups and fix-it stations.
Parking rates, instead of a flat monthly rate.
Offer teleworking/compressed work weeks and flex schedules.
Fleet vehicles or bicycles for off-site meetings or errands.
Recognize top sustainable commuters.
For Employee Transportation Coordinators (ETCs) to consider:
Feel comfortable utilizing the Ride Together Pierce website and calendar to find resources and run reports.
Encourage staff to form carpools and vanpools by running zip code reports and reaching out to individuals.
Host Ride Together Pierce and/or inter-office campaigns to encourage sustainable modes of transportation.
Invite Ride Together Pierce to your Benefits Fair/Transportation Fair/staff meetings.
Promote existing benefits and facilities.
Provide employee recognition.
Maintain a Commuter Information Center and post fresh marketing materials.
Attend a network, or training session related to commute trip reduction.
Distribute and collect baseline/measurement Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Program Employee Questionnaires (surveys) to achieve at least a 70% response rate.
If you would like assistance achieving certification, get in touch with Ride Together Pierce to brainstorm, create an action plan, or get trained!