Commute alternatives can be good for your employees, the planet, and your bottom line. Chances are good that many of your employees who drive alone to work already have a significant concern about their commute. It may be too expensive or stressful. They may be questioning their personal impact on the environment and evaluating what actions they can take to reduce it.
Commuter programs for employees can support carpooling, vanpooling, biking or walking to work, taking transit, flextime, and telework (or working from home). The benefits to your company and your employees are many. Even using alternative transportation just once a week can make a big difference in employee wellness, productivity, and retention; not to mention company savings in tax benefits and reduced parking demand.
Free assistance - iCommute provides free assistance and tools to help your company or organization design and implement customized commuter programs that meet financial and environmental goals. Having a commuter program at your company can help to attract and retain talented staff, as well as improve overall employee satisfaction. A commuter benefits program can stand side-by-side with your company’s medical, dental, and vision benefits.
To assist San Diego-area employers in developing and implementing a commuter policy and benefit program, iCommute offers a downloadable Commuter Benefit Starter Kit for Employers. The kit contains a three-step process to help you identify your needs, design a custom commuter program, and roll it out to your company’s employees.
iCommute online administrator tool - Employers can establish their own employer network within the iCommute system for a convenient reporting feature that details how many of your employees are participating in the program and measures the company’s financial and environmental savings. Another advantage of having an iCommute employer network is that employees can search for other rideshare partners at your company simply by using their company e-mail address.
Employee Outreach – iCommute can help you provide and design onsite events, marketing materials, and promotional incentives that are customized to your workplace. iCommute staff is available to participate in your employee benefit fairs.
For more information, call 511 and say “iCommute” or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
California Center for Sustainable Energy
"The iCommute tools help our employees demonstrate how they support our goal to reduce fossil fuel use through alternative transportation. This aligns with our overall mission to promote change for a clean energy future." Abigail Reyes, Director of HR, CCSE
Employer Starter Kit
Financial Incentives including Transit Pass Discounts
Commute Cost Calculator