Commuter's Digest: Your Commuting Companion

Is a NYC Commuter Benefits Program in the Works?

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Apr 28, 2014 3:26:00 PM

 

Is a NYC commuter benefits program in the works?

New York may soon be following San Francisco's lead. If all goes according to plan, a NYC commuter benefits program could be in the works, which will save commuters up to 40% on their commuting costs.

Back in March, the San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Commission approved Regulation 14 Rule 1 of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, which requires a commuter benefit program to be in place for all employers that have 50 or more full-time employees in the nine-county Bay Area.

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Topics: Commuting, Commuter Benefits, Costs, Blog, NYC Commuter Benefits Program

Is Your Commuter Program Keeping You Healthy?

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Apr 25, 2014 11:32:00 AM

 

Your commuter program might be helping you stay healthy.

We already know that a workplace commuter program is great for the environment. But, did you also know your commuter program might be impacting your health? In a positive way...

Well, that's great news! But, how so?

Here's how it works.

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Topics: Commuting, Commuter Benefits, Blog, health, public transportation

Rail Tales: Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits in Philly

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Apr 17, 2014 11:03:00 AM


You don't have to live in a huge city, like NYC, to use pre-tax commuter benefits. They're offered nationwide, including in the City of Brotherly Love.

For many Philadelphia-area commuters, the South Eastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority is the best way to get to and from the office. Hear first hand from a pre-tax commuter benefit user in Philly and learn why transit benefits are oh so awesome.

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Topics: Commuting, Commuter Benefits, Philadelphia, mass transit, Blog

Can Offering Commuter Benefits Help Employees that Hate Commuting?

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Apr 15, 2014 4:10:00 PM

 

Commuter benefits can help make a long commute a little better...or at least cheaper.

Employees are getting more and more stressed out by long commutes. But, there might be a solution in sight. Perhaps offering commuter benefits can help...

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Topics: Commuting, Commuter Benefits, Costs, Blog

Ride Clear Rules

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Apr 10, 2014 11:43:00 AM


Through their program, Ride Clear, the Utah Transit Authority offered free weekly passes (a $50 value) between February 17 and April 7, 2014. This effort had a very specific goal in mind, to improve Salt Lake City’s air quality by getting more people off the road and on trains and busses.

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Topics: Environment, mass transit, Blog, public transportation

BART Blue Sky Festival Rewards Public Transit Users

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Apr 7, 2014 9:56:00 AM

 

The BART Blue Sky Festival celebrates public transportation's positive impact on the environment.

Calling all Bay Area public transit users, the 4th annual BART Blue Sky Festival will be here before you know it!

For the past 4 years, BART: Bay Area Rapid Transit has been rewarding all SF public transit users and local ECO-friendly businesses with its Blue Sky Festival.

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Topics: Environment, mass transit, Blog, San Francisco, public transportation

10 Ways to be Green at the Office – Part 2 - Eco-Friendly Office

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Apr 4, 2014 10:03:00 AM

Practice any of our tips from our 10 Ways to Be Green at the Office – Part 1 post yet? Ready for more eco-friendly office tips? Here are 5 more easy ways to “greenify” your office.

6. Opt for reusable containers and bags for your lunch and snacks. 

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Topics: Environment, Blog

10 Ways to be Green at the Office - Part 1

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Apr 1, 2014 1:28:00 PM

Okay, you get it. Taking public transportation and carpooling to work is great for the environment. But, there are so many other ways to be green at the office as well. In honor of Earth Month (the lovely month of April), we're going provide some easy peasy ways to be green at the office besides taking public transportation and carpooling. And since we like to keep you in suspense, we’re going to break up this highly-informative piece into two separate posts. So, without further ado, here are the first 5:

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Topics: Environment, Blog

The Transit Effectiveness Project Will Result in MUNI Service Changes

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Mar 31, 2014 11:49:00 AM

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) just approved a bunch of MUNI service changes that will eventually lead to a 12% increase in service and a 20% reduction in travel times. This overhaul, also known as the Transit Effectiveness Project, will be the biggest MUNI has seen in more than 30 years and will cost around $44.7 million.

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Topics: mass transit, Blog, San Francisco, public transportation

SB 1339 Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program Update

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Mar 27, 2014 10:41:00 AM

 

SB 1339 Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program hopes to get more people taking public transportation.

San Francisco recently took a major step in helping both its hard-working citizens and the environment. On March 26, 2014, the SB 1339 Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program became official. Now the Bay Area Air District and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) will be working together with their regional Bay Area commuter policy, which mandates that all employers with 50 or more full-time employees, offer commuter benefits to both full-time workers and those that work at least 20 hours a week. Employers have until September 30, 2014, to comply with the SB 1339 Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program.

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Topics: Environment, Commuting, Commuter Benefits, mass transit, Costs, Blog, public transportation

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