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Employer TDM Guide

Explore all the ways transportation demand management (TDM) strategies can help you promote more cost-effective and sustainable commuting options at your workplace.

Shared Rides

One vehicle, multiple riders? No problem! In fact, sharing a ride is a great sustainable solution. Learn more about shuttles, vanpools, carpools, and more.

Corporate Commuter Shuttles

What is a corporate commuter shuttle?
A corporate commuter shuttle is a private shuttle provided by an employer that brings employees to and from an office.

Why employers implement corporate commuter shuttle programs:

  • 🅿️ Reduce parking demand at a high rate
  • 😄 Provide a popular employee amenity
  • 🌱 Lower emissions

Corporate commuter shuttles are best for employers with…

  • Substantial budgets
  • Large clusters of employees who live in the same geographic area
  • Large clusters of employees who are not well-served by public transit
  • Limited parking

The Corporate Commuter Shuttle Status Quo

The Future of Corporate Commuter Shuttles

Outcomes

Shuttles run in the morning and evening from large city centers near an office

Shuttles run to and from areas ill-served by public transportation that house clusters of employees

Higher ridership

By default, the maximum appropriate shuttle size is used

Employees don’t book seats ahead of time

Employees book seats ahead of time and are picked up by a shuttle optimized to match demand

Lower program cost

The total number of employees using the shuttles is measured daily

Employers can automatically see exactly which employees use shuttles and when they do so

More accurate data on program cost, time, and emissions

Shuttles run at the same time each day

Shuttles run when people need them

Lower program cost

How employers use Commutifi to provide better corporate commuter shuttle programs:

  • Model routes based on employee addresses to design optimal shuttle routes
  • Offer an easy booking platform employees can use to reserve their seats
  • Measure the impact of the program
  • Integrate the platform directly with shuttle providers

Vanpool

What is a vanpool?
A vanpool is a shared commuting arrangement in which 6-20 commuters share a ride to and from work in a van rented by an employer or regional partner and driven by an employee.

Why employers implement vanpool programs:

  • 🅿️ Reduce parking demand
  • 💸 Subsidies available in many regions, as well as IRS Section 132 (fringe commuter benefits), offset program costs
  • 🗓️ Employees who try vanpool tend to stick with it

Vanpools are best for employers...

  • In regions with cost incentives in place
  • With a significant number of employees concentrated in a few areas
  • With engaged employee bases (including employee advocates) who are willing to help make the program a success
  • That cannot afford a shuttle program
  • Have limited parking

The Vanpool Status Quo

The Future of Vanpool

Outcomes

An employee (often a volunteer) is identified as captain

No employee captain is required

Program can begin without an internal advocate

The employee captain is responsible for recruiting the minimum number of coworkers required to start the pool

Any employee can register their interest in a central platform

Simple signup process

The same driver drives the same group in the same van every day

Employees are regularly prompted by the platform to confirm that they will be using the vanpool and groups are dynamically assigned

Enough flexibility for employer, even one with a hybrid work schedule

The employee captain must manually record which riders are present each day in order to be eligible for incentives

The platform automatically knows who is vanpooling each day, then optimizes groups the groups to maximize efficiency

Efficient use of resources

Streamlined reporting

Time and cost savings

How employers use Commutifi to provide better vanpool programs:

  • Identify areas where vanpools are most likely to succeed using real-time data
  • Streamline the registration process
  • Integrate with vanpool technologies and providers that optimize routing
  • Collect ridership data automatically to automate reporting and meet regional regulations

Our vanpool partners: 

Learn more about the future of vanpool:

Carpool

What is a carpool?
A carpool is an arrangement between coworkers in which a group drives to and from work together in a vehicle owned by a carpool participant.

Why employers implement carpool programs:

  • 💸 Inexpensive
  • 🅿️ Reduce single occupancy vehicle usage
  • 😎 Easy to roll out
  • 😄 No dramatic behavior change required from participants
  • 🌼 Flexible solution for both administrators and commuters

Carpool programs are best for employers...

  • With moderate parking capacity
  • Not fully served by public transit
  • Located outside of downtown cores
  • Able to designate preferred parking spaces
  • With the budget to offer monetary incentives

The Carpool Status Quo

The Future of Carpool

Outcomes

Employees are invited to register for a regional ride-matching program

Employees in a particular company get access to a dynamic carpool platform

Administrators have control over the program

Commuters input start and end locations and indicate whether they would like to be a driver and/or passenger

Each time they wish to carpool, commuters log on and indicate their interest

Flexibility for the hybrid work environment

No long-term commitment required from participants

Commuters get a list and contact information of other people in the region who are interested in carpooling

Commuters reach out to one another and self-arrange carpools

Commuters are automatically matched in carpools that are optimized to minimize commute time (rather than simply pairing people who are the most geographically close)

Easy to use for employees

Cost and time savings for employees

Reduced carbon footprint for employer

Ideally, carpool buddies drive together every day. If one person drops out temporarily or permanently, the other passenger must start the process over or drive alone

The program is optimized every day, meaning commuters always have a buddy if and when they want one

Improved likelihood of long-term success

Reduced drive-alone rates

Manual tracking is the only way to know whether matched commuters actually form carpools

Carpools are automatically recorded daily so the employer knows the exact number of active participants

ROI is easy to track and demonstrate to leadership

How employers use Commutifi to provide better carpool programs:

  • Easily educate employees about carpool programs that exist within the company
  • Integrate with carpool tech platforms
  • Gather data from carpool platforms to show in-depth, contextual metrics that demonstrate how programs are working, including assessing mode-shift
  • Automate sustainability reporting

Our carpool partners:

Learn more about the future of carpool:

Emergency/Guaranteed Ride Home Program

What is an emergency or guaranteed ride home program?
An emergency/guaranteed ride home program is a safety net for commuters who do not rely on a personal vehicle can take advantage of a quick and reliable ride home in the case of an emergency or if they have to unexpectedly work late.

Why employers implement emergency/guaranteed ride home programs:

  • 🚌 Provide a safety net for other programs including carpool and vanpool
  • 🅿️ Reduce parking demand
  • 😄 Popular employee perk
  • 🌼 Improve the equity of transportation demand management (TDM) programs by supporting caretakers, parents, and others with external circumstances that impact their commuting flexibility

Emergency and guaranteed ride home programs are best for employers that...

  • Have a TDM program(s) in place
  • Partner with TMAs, NPOs, or public transit agencies and can thus often take advantage of these programs for a steep discount or even free

The Emergency / Guaranteed Ride Home Status Quo

The Future of Emergency / Guaranteed Ride Home

Outcomes

An employer creates a program with a rideshare provider or signs up for a regional program with a partner agency

Employers provide employees with prepaid cards that have spending restrictions built in

Simple, streamlined onboarding process for admins

More customization

In an emergency, an employee fills out a form requesting an emergency ride waiver

When needed, an employee uses their prepaid card for a taxi or rideshare

Employees don’t need to wait for approval in an emergency

An administrator reviews the form to ensure it complies with company rules and provides a code for a free taxi or rideshare trip

A backend tech system verifies whether each ride meets the standards set by the organization and, if not, charges the employee for the ride

Streamlined administrative approval process

How employers use Commutifi to provide better emergency/guaranteed ride home programs:

  • Set rules, usage restrictions, and spending limits on Commutifi Mobility Cards
  • Automate backend transactions, including charging employees if necessary
  • See all usage data available, down to the individual level, in real time

Active Commuting

Being stuck in traffic is so out of style. Help your employees get from point A to B in a much healthier and more efficient way by exploring active commuting programs that leverage biking, scooters, and more.

Corporate Bike and Scooter-Share Program

What is a corporate bikeshare program?
A closed system of sharked bikes, ebikes, and/or electric scooters available for use by employees within pre-set boundaries.

Why employers implement corporate bikeshare programs :

  • 🚗 Decrease drive-alone commutes by giving employees car-free options for getting around during the workday
  • 🚴 Lower the barrier to entry for individuals to try biking/scootering for the first time
  • 😄 Provide a popular employee amenity

Corporate bikeshare programs are best for employers...

  • With large campuses or spread across multiple buildings within a business park
  • Situated in areas with good bike infrastructure, including bike lanes and bike racks
  • Close to restaurants and other businesses employees may want to reach during the day
  • Interested in investing in employee perks to attract and retain talent

The Corporate Bikeshare Status Quo

The Future of Corporate Bikeshare

Outcomes

Companies own a set of bikes that are available for pickup from a central location

Companies lease or own a set of bikes, e-bikes, and e-scooters and place them strategically throughout the campus or building

Greater flexibility 

Increased ridership with e-bikes and scooters

Employees must request a lock code that will provide access to all bikes for an extended time period. They can access the bikes any time they want

Employees unlock a specific bike with a smart lock via their phone each time they wish to borrow one

Increased security

Easier to use

Tracking usage data is impossible

Administrators have access to real-time information about who’s using bikes and where they are located

Admins can track the program’s success and improve it over time by identifying high- traffic areas

If a bike is lost or damaged, there are few ways to identify which one is gone or which employee was responsible for it

If a bike is lost, built-in GPS can help find the bike. If a bike is damaged, usage data can identify the most recent user

Bikes last longer and reduce costs

How employers use Commutifi to provide better corporate bikeshare programs:

  • Run data through models to assess whether e-bikes/scooters would improve employee commutes
  • Streamline the signup process
  • Gather and contextualize data in a central dashboard via integrations with providers and technologies

Our corporate bikeshare partners:

Learn more about the future of corporate bikeshare:

Public bike/scooter share

What is a public bike-/scooter-share?
A system of shared bikes and eclectic scooters available to the general public in a given area.

Why employers implement public bike- and scooter-shares:

  • 🅿️ Reduce parking demand
  • 💸 Limit operational costs by leveraging existing systems
  • 😄 Promote healthier and happier employees through active commuting

Public bikeshare perks are for employers that...

  • Are located near public bike/scooter service areas
  • Are located near good infrastructure, including bike lanes and bike racks
  • Employ a large number of people who live within 5 miles of the office

The Public Bikeshare Perks Status Quo

The Future of Public Bikeshare Perks

Outcomes

Employers provide basic information about public amenities to all employees

Using commuter models, employers determine who would be best served by a program and share information with them specifically

Targetted, effective messaging

Employees independently take advantage of publicly available programs using their own money

Identified employees receive pre-paid, flexible spending cards that are authorized to work with locally available bike/scooter vendors

Higher adoption rates create a bigger mode shift

No data is collected by employers

Employers track usage data as employees use the cards to pay for bike/scooter commutes

ROI and other key TDM and sustainability metrics can be tracked, allowing for program improvements over time

How employers use Commutifi to provide better public bikeshare perks:

  • Collect and analyze data to determine whether a program’s potential viability and target commuters
  • Share program information directly with relevant employees
  • Offer employees a fixed amount of money for commuting usable only with specified vendors via the Commutifi Mobility Card
  • Track usage data via Mobility Card usage

Our public bikeshare partners:

  • Bcycle

Learn more about the future of public bikeshare perks:

Bike Parking

What is bike parking?
Bike parking is a designated place for commuters to park their personal mobility devices, including racks and rooms.

Why employers implement bike parking programs:

  • 🚴 Encourage employers to take active commutes
  • 😄 Foster a healthy, eco-friendly culture
  • 🌼 Protect employee property

Bike parking is a good idea for all employers, especially those...

  • Well-connected to bike lanes and paths
  • With employees who live within 5 miles of the office
  • That own their own real estate

The Bike Parking Status Quo

The Future of Bike Parking

Outcomes

Employers provide bike racks or rooms without electric-charging infrastructure

Employees have access to smart parking docs and/or bike rooms with e-bike/scooter charging

Increased security

Support the growing number of e-bike owners

No usage data is collected

Employees unlock personalized access to parking each time they use it, allowing administrators to collect usage data

Calculable ROI of bike infrastructure

Insight into bike commuting habits

How employers use Commutifi to provide better bike parking:

  • Bring data into a single system via integrations with parking and charging technologies
  • Automatically tie individuals’ bike parking behavior to commute data to track real commuting impacts instead of simple usage numbers

Our bike parking partners:

Learn more about the future of bike parking:

Incentives & Subsidies

Changing commuter behavior is hard, but not impossible. It's a lot easier with rewards and incentives. Learn how to implement these programs to drive sustainable commute adoption.

Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits

What are pre-tax commuter benefits?
Pre-tax commuter benefits deduct commuting costs from an employee’s salary before taxes. United States employees can use up to $280/mo on parking and on public transit/vanpool.

Why employers implement pre-tax commuter benefits:

  • 😄 Cost savings for employees who use the most common commute modes
  • 💸 Low administrative cost/effort
  • 🚌 Can encourage commuters to take public transit or vanpool

Pre-tax commuter benefits are best for employers...

  • With offices in the United States
  • Required by state regulates to offer them
  • That don’t cover the cost of parking, transit, or vanpools for employees

The Status Quo of Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits

The Future of Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits

Outcomes

Employees can opt-in to the program and estimate how much money they expect to spend in the coming month on each commute mode. That money is pulled from their paychecks

Employees receive separate spending cards for each mode they have opted into to, each with the specified dollar amount

Employees opt into the program and are automatically given the max spend potential. Funds are provided by the employer in a pool all employees can pull from

Employees receive a single card that can be used for either parking or public transit/vanpool. Funds are pulled from separate funds but can be spent via the single card

Easier for employees

As employees use the cards, usage is tracked and reported to payroll. At the end of the pay period, the unused funds are reconciled?

As employees use the cards, usage is tracked and reported to payroll. At the end of the pay period, the unused funds are reconciled?Each month, the fund pool is replenished to its max potential

Whatever an employee spent is withdrawn, pre-tax, from the next paycheck

Streamlined accounting and reporting process

How employers use Commutifi to provide better pre-tax commuter benefits:

  • Provide each employee with a single Mobility Card, which pulls funds from the relevant money pool and then reports that information back to payroll
  • Track usage and tie it to commuting habits for better insight into commuting habits

Commuter Subsidies

What are commuter subsidies?
A method of providing monetary funds for employees to use on their preferred commuting modes.

Why employers implement commuter subsidies:

  • 🚌 Increase adoption of preferred modes
  • 🅿️ Reduce parking demand
  • 🌱 Improve environmental footprint
  • 😄 Make employees happy

Commuter subsidies are best for employers...

  • With large budgets
  • In competitive talent markets
  • Well-connected to multiple non-driving commute options
  • With limited parking and/or aggressive sustainability goals

The Commuter Subsidies Status Quo

The Future of Commuter Subsidies

Outcomes

Employers work with individual providers (e.g., Uber, public transit agencies, etc.) to offer discount programs

Employers identify the best providers and modes, plus the size of each monthly subsidy

Admins do not need to establish separate vendor relationships

Employees use a separate card or account code with each provider to access each subsidy

Employees use a single prepaid card that can be used with any approved provider up to a set cash limit

Simple for employees

Easy for employees to take advantage of programs

No funds wasted on unused subsidies

Employers receive large sets of aggregate usage data from partner providers

Data is tracked and tied back to individual commuters

Better TDM and sustainability metrics

Nuanced insights into commuting habits

How employers use Commutifi to provide better commuter subsidies:

  • Pre-designate monthly advances and restrict how they can be used via Mobility Cards
  • Retain money not spent by employees
  • See data within a connected commuter data platform to better understand how it impacts TDM and sustainability goals

Learn more about the future of commuter subsidies:

Monetary Commuter Rewards

What are commuter rewards?
Commuter rewards are perks offered to commuters who engage in preferred commuting behavior, like carpooling instead of driving alone.

Why employers implement commuter rewards:

  • 🚌 Increase adoption of preferred modes
  • 🅿️ Reduce parking demand
  • 🌱 Improve environmental footprint
  • 😄 Popular employee perk

Commuter rewards are best for employers that...

  • Pay for employee parking
  • Have a substantial budget for employee perks
  • Are located within competitive talent markets
  • Are well-connected to multiple non-driving commute options
  • Have limited parking and/or aggressive sustainability goals

The Commuter Rewards Status Quo

The Future of Commuter Rewards

Outcomes

Administrators work with payroll to set up a manual process to provide reward funds to employees via monthly reports

Administrators set up a dynamic spending card with rules governing how funds are added and where they can be used

Easy setup (no need to coordinate with payroll)

Customizable rewards

Employees manually log commute trips

As employees use connected services provided by the employer, their actions are automatically logged

Verified rewards

Automatic trip logging

Employees receive additional money in their paychecks each month if they meet a monthly usage goal (e.g., 10 bike rides)

Employees immediately receive reward funds on their spending cards each time they complete a trip using an eligible mode

Employees immediately receive reward funds on their spending cards each time they complete a trip using an eligible mode

Incentives for trying new commute modes
Immediate rewards

Employers have no control or insight into how rewards money is spent

Employers can see and control how rewards money is used

Rewards can be tailored based on where employees like to spend them (e.g., the company café)

Simplified reporting

How employers use Commutifi to provide better commuter rewards:

  • Connect all commuting vendors and tech in one place
  • Collect information from other vendors and automatically associate each trip with the individual who took it
  • Establish dynamic rules (i.e., how much money is distributed for each type of trip) on Mobility Cards and automatically distribute money
  • Give commuters live insights into their current balance
  • Report on the ways rewards are spent

Learn more about the future of commuter rewards:

Parking

Switch from monthly parking to daily parking, and better yet, find alternative ways to manage it! Check out the future of parking.

Externally Managed Parking

What is externally managed parking?
Parking that an employer doesn't manage on their own but through an outer party.

Why employers use externally managed parking:

  • 🚗 Reduce drive-alone rate and increase non-driving commutes
  • 💸 Decrease commuting costs for the organization
  • 😄 Compatible with hybrid work

Externally managed parking is best for employers that...

  • Pay for employee parking
  • Use a parking lot that accepts daily payments
  • Are well-located for non-driving commute alternatives
  • Operate a hybrid work model in which employees come into the office an average of 3 days or fewer per week

The Externally Managed Parking Status Quo

The Future of Externally Managed Parking

Outcomes

Employers buy individual monthly passes from a parking operator for each employee

Employers provide spending cards to all employees

No coordination with parking providers for each new pass

Inclusive employee benefit

Employees use their pass when they want to park. Anyone who needs one-off parking must purchase a daily parking pass, then file a reimbursement claim

When employees park, they purchase a daily pass with their spending card

Reduced spend: Money is only spent when an employee actually parks

Less unnecessary admin work

Employees never have to front the cost of parking

Employers have no insight into when or how often parking passes are used

Data is collected each time a card is used
Whatever an employee spent is withdrawn, pre-tax, from the next paycheck

Better insights into when and how often people park

How employers use Commutifi to provide better externally managed parking perks:

  • Set spending limits and designate approved usage (e.g., a specific parking lot) via Mobility Cards
  • Collect data every time a card is used, then use that data for TDM and sustainability reporting
  • Only cover the actual spend charged by employees, up to a set maximum

Parking Cashout

What is a parking cashout?
In exchange for giving up a free parking pass, an employee receives money.

Why employers implement parking cashout programs:

  • 🅿️ Reduce parking demand
  • 💸 Save money and do not require a new budget
  • 😄 Popular employee perk

Parking cashout programs are best for employers that...

  • Provide free parking to employees
  • Don’t pay for spaces they don’t use
  • Don’t have enough parking spaces to meet demand
  • Are well-connected to non-driving alternatives
  • Are subject to local regulations requiring this program (e.g., Washington, D.C.)

The Parking Cashout Status Quo

The Future of Parking Cashout Programs

Outcomes

Administrators establish a cashout value, normally slightly less than the cost of providing a parking space

Administrators model potential cashout values to determine the optimal amount to offer employees

Optimization and efficiency

Employees who opt out of parking receive extra money in their paychecks

Employees who opt out of parking receive money for alternative commutes and additional benefits that does not roll over month-to-month

Streamlined process that eliminates payroll

Control over how funds are used

Cost savings: Only pay the cashout funds employees actually spend each month

Employers have no control or insight into how cashout money is spent

Employers can see and control how cashout money is used (e.g., can only be used on food or wellness purchases)

Rewards can be tailored based on where employees like to spend them (e.g., the company café)

Simplified reporting

Better budgeting

How employers use Commutifi to provide better parking cashout programs:

  • Run models to determine who is eligible and who would be likely to accept a cashout, then budget accordingly
  • Distribute funds via Mobility Cards
  • Track spending via Mobility Cards

How employers use Commutifi to provide better parking cashout programs:

Employer-Managed Parking

What is employer-managed parking?
An Employer who has full ownership over their own parking lot and is able to fully manage it.

Why employers implement employer-managed parking:

  • 🚗 Decrease drive-alone rates
  • 💸 Create a new revenue stream for commuting program budget
  • 🔬 Increase oversight and data collection

Employer-managed parking is best for employers that...

  • Own or manage their own parking lot
  • Have closed lots or budget to invest in parking technology infrastructure (e.g., gates)
  • Have high parking demand
  • Offer other commuter programs (e.g., shuttles)

The Employer-Managed Parking Status Quo

The Future of Employer-Managed

Outcomes

Open parking is accessible to anyone

Smart infrastructure like parking gates or license plate readers grant access only to approved employees

Security

Points earned toward green building certifications

Employers have no insight into who is parking or when

Employees reserve parking spaces ahead of time for each day they want to park and pay a small fee

Employers collect data on who is entering the lot and when

Employees are nudged to consider driving alternatives

Supports hybrid work model

Employees are confident that they have a parking space

New revenue stream can fund other commuting programs

Better insights into how and by whom parking is used

How employers use Commutifi to provide better employer-managed parking programs:

  • Assess (before implementing) whether alternative commute options are viable enough to make a program successful
  • Integrate parking technologies and infrastrastructure into one system
  • Increase employee awareness of alternative commuting programs by surfacing them in the same system as parking booking
  • Connect to commuter habits with centralize data to better report on sustainability and TDM goals

Our employer-managed parking partners:

Learn more about the future of employer-managed parking:

Public Transit

It's easier, more sustainable, and less expensive than driving. You can go far with offering public transit at the workspace. Explore the benefits of this sustainable commute option.

Transit Passes

What is a transit pass?
A transit pass is a pre-paid ticket for a public transit system that covers either a set number of rides or a duration of time.

Why employers implement transit passes:

  • 🚌 Increase transit usage
  • 🌱 Reduce emissions
  • 🅿️ Reduce parking demand
  • 😄 Popular employee perk
  • 💸 Save money for company and employees

Transit passes are best for employers...

  • That are well-connected to multiple transit stops
  • With employees whose homes are well-connected to transit
  • With limited parking
  • With climate goals

The Transit Pass Status Quo

The Future of Transit Passes

Outcomes

Employers purchase monthly passes in bulk from a single local transit agency and distribute them to all employees

Employers stand up an app or distribute spending cards with a balance that can be used to ride with any local transit agency

Employers don’t need to coordinate with transit agencies (nor their particular rules and procedures)

Flexibility: Being agency-agnostic ensures every employee can take advantage of the program

Employees use their passes whenever they take transit. If an employees needs to use services from a different transit agency, they must pay for that trip separately and file a reimbursement (assuming it’s even covered by the employer)

Employees use the app or card to purchase fairs whenever they take transit

Cost savings: Money is only spent when someone takes a ride

Eliminates unnecessary admin work

Identical process regardless of agency

Compatibility with hybrid work

No user data is collected from the transit agency for employers

Data is collected each time app or card is used

Get insights into when and how often employees take transit

How employers use Commutifi to provide better transit pass programs:

  • 💸 Set spending limits and designate approved usage via Mobility Cards
  • 🔬 Collect TDM and sustainability data each time a card is used
  • 💸 Only cover the actual spend charged by employees, up to a set maximum

Our transit pass partners:

Learn more about the future of transit pass programs:

Commuter Data

It helps to know the 'How,' 'When,' and 'Why' of the workplace commute. Find out how commuter data can help you make the most out of your commute programs.

Commuter Surveying

What is a commuter survey?
A commuter survey is a questionnaire that helps employers understand how employees are getting to and from the office, including where people are coming from, what mode they’re using, and more.

Why employers implement commuter surveys:

  • 🔬 Gain insights into how employees are coming to and from work
  • 💸 Increase ROI by building better programs
  • 🔬 Track program effectiveness
  • 🔬 Assess viability of existing programs
  • 💸 Allocate resources effectively

Commuter surveys are best for…

  • All employers

The Commuter Survey Status Quo

The Future of Commuter Surveys

Outcomes

Employers build a survey using a one-size-fits-all survey platform (e.g., SurveyMonkey) containing simple questions

Employers use a purpose-built commuter survey platform, leveraging template questions designed to generate meaningful insights

Easy to use and fast to build

No transportation expertise required

Employees must guess when answering certain questions (e.g., “How far is your commute?”)

Employees are only asked questions they can answer (e.g., “Where do you start your commute?” Where do you end your commute?”), from which the platform calculates complex insights

Increased accuracy

Easier to complete

Increased response rate

Raw data are manually analyzed in a single batch and yield simple insights

Advanced insights are automatically generated in real time as surveys are completed

Reduced admin time

No data analyst required

Higher accuracy

Immediately available insights

To collect additional data, employers must create a separate survey and manually attempt to match data between the two

Employers can send out follow-up questions to segmented groups and automatically match responses with existing data

Easy for admins and employees

Improved insights

To update existing data, employers must resend the same survey and employees must complete it again, meaning trends are tracked at the macro level

When needed, employees are prompted to confirm or update data that is already in the system

Less redundant work for employees

Dramatically increased response rates

Data does not need to be re-analyzed

More accurate and verifiable insights and trend data tracked at the individual level

How employers use Commutifi to provide better commuter surveys:

  • Use a survey purpose-built for commuting and designed with highly tailored questions
  • Automatically generate data and insights as surveys are completed
  • Provide employees with personalized commuter scores and information
  • Track trends with easy followup surveys and updates that tie anonymously to individual profiles

Sustainability & Compliance Reporting

What is sustainability reporting?
Sustainability reporting is the disclosure by a company of its progress toward environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals.

Why employers implement sustainability reporting:

  • 🔬 Track progress against internal goals
  • 🔬 Meet externally regulated requirements
  • 🌱 Prove environmental commitment

Sustainability reporting is best for employers...

  • Required to do reporting by local or regional ordinances
  • With sustainability goals
  • That must report on Scope 3 emissions
  • Manage a building looking to achieve LEED or other certification

The Sustainability & Compliance Reporting Status Quo

The Future of Sustainability & Compliance Reporting

Outcomes

Employers launch a simple commuter survey for their employees and manually analyze the data

Employers use a smart, connected commuter survey that automatically generates advanced insights

Streamlined survey creation, response, and analysis

Accurate data

The same data is manually compiled into separate reports for each process (e.g., internal, LEED scoring, local ordinances, etc.)

The survey platform automatically generates reports in real time for as many processes as are needed

Saved time and money

How employers use Commutifi to provide better sustainability and compliance reporting:

  • Streamline data collection and analysis with a surveys and data-collection platform
  • Create custom reports to meet specific needs
  • Access real-time data
  • Integrate with certification platforms, including Arc (LEED)
  • Ensure compliance with local government regulations and streamline the submission process

Our sustainability and compliance partners:

Learn more about the future of sustainability and compliance reporting:

Support

You're not alone when it comes to your employees' commutes. Get experienced support from non-profits and other organizations who specialize in commuting and TDM.

Transportation Management Associations and Organizations (TMAs and TMOs)

What are TMAs and TMOs?
TMAs (also sometimes called TMOs) are non-profit, member-based organizations that offer transportation services in a particular area, such as a city, region, or business district.

Why employers work with TMAs and TMOs:

  • 💸 Access to programs and/or subsidies for employers and employees
  • 🔬Support for program planning from transportation experts
  • 😄 Connect with other organizations in the area
  • 🌼 Support a community organization

Working with TMAs and TMOs is best for employers that…

  • Are in an area supported by a TMA/TMO
  • Have limited resources to put toward private consulting

The Status Quo of Employer - TMA/TMO Partnerships

The Future of Employer - TMA/TMO Partnerships

Outcomes

Employers and TMAs/TMOs meet occasionally for light consulting sessions, but most value is derived from generic information (e.g., webinars) provided by the TMA/TMO

Employers and TMAs/TMOs use the same integrated platform to collect commuter data and communicate information with employees. TMAs/TMOs have access to anonymous, aggregated data collected by employers, which they use to provide tailored consulting

More effective TMA/TMO consulting

Employers share information about TMA/TMO programming with their employees

Employees can access information from both the local TMA/TMO and their employer in a single location

Increased ROI of TMA/TMO membership through increased program adoption

Employers have limited insight into how/whether TMA/TMO programs have been used by employees

Employers get insight into how TMA/TMO programs are being used by employees

Visible ROI of TMA/TMO membership

More accurate reporting on sustainability and TDM goals

How employers use Commutifi to better partner with TMAs and TMOs:

  • 😎 Integrate programs and data through a central platform
  • 🔬 Measure programs’ impact with data and reporting tools
  • 💸 Take advantage of free Commutifi features as a member of a TMA/TMO that uses Commutifi (every TMA/TMO is eligible to use Commutifi for free)

Our partner TMAs and TMOs:

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Hybrid Work Model

What is the hybrid work model?
It is a work schedule that gives employees flexibility in the time and space of the workspace. Whether it is a work-from-home or a flex-work model, coming into the office on some days of the week.

Why employers implement a hybrid work model:

  • 😄 Stay competitive in recruiting and retaining top talent
  • 💸 Reduce expenses on programs, including parking
  • 🌱 Advance sustainability goals

Hybrid work models are best for employers that…

  • Operate in industries in which employees can work from home
  • Operate in hyper-competitive talent markets
  • Downsized office space during the pandemic
  • Do not wish to have a fully remote workforce

The Hybrid Work Status Quo

The Future of Hybrid Work

Outcomes

Employees come into the office whenever they want

Employees pre-select which days they will come in each week and give are offered the option to book commuter amenities (e.g., parking spaces) at the same time

People never outnumber available resources

Programs are built to accommodate the maximum capacity because there’s no way to know how many people will come in each day

Employers collect information about when and how people come into the office, then plan programs to meet dynamic demand and incentivise employees to commute on less-desired days

Efficiently allocated resources

Employees receive commuter benefits at the same level as they did when they commuted daily

A flexible spending allowance, possibly on a card, allows employees to spend money only when they commute (e.g., buying daily rather than monthly parking passes)

Increased ROI: only pay for the amenities commuters actually use

Bonus: Offer employees access to local coworking studios on the days that they do not come into the office

Well-liked perk allows employees to work more efficiently

Increased equity for parents and others who lack access to an ideal work environment

How employers use Commutifi to provide better hybrid work programs:

  • Allow employees to book office space and commuting in a single platform that can restrict access once a maximum capacity is met
  • Plan and model programs based on real commute data
  • Integrate with third-party providers including shuttle, vanpool, and parking
  • Offer Mobility Cards to manage flexible spending, data tracking, and rewards

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