Promoting commute options in the workplace offers a myriad of benefits. It can enhance the health and well-being of your employees, aid in recruitment and retention, and improve Atlanta’s air quality. Downtown Green Source offers services to help employers and property managers support alternative commute options. To find out more about how we can assist your company with any of the following services, write to us at GreenSource@atlantadowntown.com.
Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Planning
TDM aims to reduce travel in single-occupancy vehicles through a variety of initiatives including parking management, alternative work schedules and facility planning. Downtown Green Source can work with you to develop programs and policies that enhance commute alternatives.
Transit Pass Sales
Through the Downtown Green Source program, Central Atlanta Progress offers discounted monthly transit passes for MARTA, Cobb Community Transit (CCT), Gwinnett County Transit (GCT), and GRTA to commuters in the Downtown community. The maximum discount currently offered for a monthly pass through the MARTA Partnership Program is $85.50, which is 10% off the retail price of $95.00. This is the largest discount available to corporate partners. MARTA Breeze passes are reloaded electronically once a month, and CCT and GCT passes are delivered to you at no cost via Speedy Courier.
Idle Reduction Program
Downtown Green Source can help your company become more sustainable through the development of a No Idle Policy. We can help you to establish a policy and provide signage and educational materials to decrease vehicle idling at your company’s facilities.
Through Georgia Commute Options, Downtown Green Source offers financial incentives to employees who log their green commute trips (riding transit, carpooling, vanpooling, biking, walking, teleworking, and working a compressed work week). Incentives include gas cards, gift cards, and cash. We can also provide your company with customized commute information on how your employees travel to and from work.
Downtown Green Source can develop specialized commute trip plans for workers being relocated to the downtown area.
Commuter Tax Offset
Under current IRS rules, employees can set aside pre-tax funds each month for transportation expenses. Downtown Green Source can help your company to establish this tax benefit, which can serve as a recruiting tool and reduce your company's payroll tax obligation.
Downtown Green Source staff are glad to host lunch and learns, lobby displays and transportation fairs to educate your employees on commute options.
Employee Surveys and Commute Tracking
Downtown Green Source can provide you with detailed reports about your employees' trips to and from work, their environmental impact, and their financial savings. By looking at existing data, Downtown Green Source can identify future programs and strategies to help your employees switch their commutes. We also provide detailed travel mode count assistance.