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Upcoming Webinar

Have you ever thought about taking transit in San Diego but you're not sure how? Register for the SANDAG Employer Program Webinar: How to Use Transit and Bike Lockers—a free, 50-minute webinar on Tuesday, February 21 at 11 a.m.—followed by a Q&A session. Presenters include representatives from SANDAG, MTS, and NCTD.

Bonus! SANDAG Employer Program participants will earn a point towards the Diamond Awards for attending.   

Commute alternatives can be good for your employees, the planet, and your bottom line. Many of your employees who drive alone probably have a significant concern about their commute in terms of cost, time, or stress.

Commuter programs can support employees who carpool, vanpool, bike or walk to work, take transit, have a compressed workweek schedule, or telework. There are many benefits to your organization and employees. Even using alternative transportation just once a week can make a big difference in employee wellness, productivity, and retention, not to mention employer savings through tax benefits, lease costs, and reduced parking demand.

Employer assistance. The SANDAG iCommute program provides assistance and tools to help your organization design and implement customized commuter programs that meet financial and environmental goals. A commuter program can help attract and retain talented staff, as well as improve overall employee satisfaction. A commuter benefits program can stand side-by-side with your organization’s medical, dental, and vision benefits. iCommute can help you coordinate onsite events and provide marketing materials and promotional incentives that are customized to your workplace.

Diamond Awards. The iCommute employer services program is the gateway to the Diamond Awards, which recognizes employers for outstanding alternative commute programs, commuter participation, and more. The program is based on a points system tied to employer involvement, annual activities, and shifts in employee transportation choices.

Telework. Teleworking is a convenient solution that enables employees to work from home or a remote location one or more days per week. Employers are encouraged to implement their own policies. iCommute can assist with proven guidelines and templates to get this process started.

Try Transit. The Try Transit program is a collaborative effort between the SANDAG iCommute program, Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), and North County Transit District (NCTD). Try Transit is an employer benefit program that provides eligible employees with a 30-Day Pass to try one of the many transit choices – bus, train, or Trolley – in the San Diego region. Employers located within 1/2 mile of a transit stop may be eligible to participate.

For more information, email [email protected] 

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