Downtown Connects: Employer and Property Manager Services
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 Connects works with employers and property managers to implement transportation services that ease their employees' commutes.
- Discounted Transit Pass Sales
- Flexwork Consulting
- Commuter Incentives and Outreach
- Relocation Consulting
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Attract and retain the best employees
Longer commutes make it harder to recruit and retain employees. Stress and time lost in traffic can cut productivity and chip away at morale. Stress related health problems can increase absenteeism and push health care costs through the roof.
- Our free financial incentives increase participation in commute options programs and create higher employee morale.
- We offer free transportation fairs at work-sites to inform and excite employees of the many options available
- Seminars, workshops, and lunch & learns are other means to share the wide variety of transportation related services and events that benefit Downtown employees
Reduce parking demand with a parking management strategy
Downtown Connects will identify ways that a specific employer can reduce parking demand. This service coupled with our other commuter services can cut direct costs on leased parking spaces and also the need to build more parking spaces on employer-owned land.
Improve community relations
Your organization can receive public recognition for the positive effect these programs have in reducing congestion; improving air quality; and creating a vibrant, competitive economy in Atlanta.
Changing your commute from an 8 mile solo drive (round trip) to bus/rail can reduce your carbon emissions by almost 2,000 lbs per year.
Don’t get stuck in your car by yourself. Join your neighbors. More feet on the streets = a more vibrant neighborhood. Get out, meet your neighbors, clean commute to work, and create a community.
Transit Pass Sales
Through the Downtown Connects program, Central Atlanta Progress offers discounted MARTA monthly transit passes to all Downtown Atlanta companies. The maximum discount currently offered for a monthly pass through the MARTA Partnership Program is $76.00, which is 20% off the retail price of $95.00 - which is the largest discount available to corporate partners. Also offered at regular price – MARTA Trips, Gwinnett County Transit, Cobb County Transit, and GRTA Xpress products. All transit passes are conveniently loaded electronically every month to a Breeze card.
To learn more about how Downtown Connects can serve your needs, contact Jen Farris, Transportation Outreach Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.