Congratulations to the 2018 goDCgo Employer Ambassador Award Winners!
The goDCgo Ambassador Awards recognize DC organizations for their efforts as transportation leaders. By offering transportation benefits and creative program incentives, businesses are helping to make the District the healthiest, greenest, and most livable city in the United States.
Georgetown University, one of the world's leading academic and research institutions, offers employees access to a free shuttle service from multiple Metrorail stations, pre-tax benefits, information about carpools and vanpools, and a telework program to ease the strain of commuting.
Engenium Group, a small but growing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering firm, has recently enhanced their commuter benefits program by offering employees the option to enroll in a pre-tax transit program, subsidized Capital Bikeshare memberships, secure bike parking and racks, and shower access for its employees.
World Resources Institute, a global research organization, launched a holistic bike program that includes subsidized Capital Bikeshare memberships, a bike and walk challenge, bike classes provided by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA), on-site bike maintenance, weekly bike socials, and a Bike Ambassadors program, pairing new bike commuters with seasoned bikers.
Bike-Friendly Workplace Award, Small Business
Patrick’s Pet Care, a rapidly growing dog-walking, pet-sitting and pet transportation firm, offers staff free Capital Bikeshare Memberships, free bike maintenance, employee access to e-bikes for special circumstances, and subsidies for insurance and high-quality bike locks.
The American Pharmacists Association, the leading advocate for the pharmacy profession, offers both a formal employee telecommuting program and alternative work arrangement Program. These programs were developed to create a work-life balance, and provide flexibility and support to employees.
American University, a student-centered research institution, is committed to providing viable commuting alternatives that are tailored to meet the needs of their community of students, staff, and alumni. They were the first university to begin the University Pass (U-Pass) program in partnership with WMATA, leading the way for two other local universities to adopt the program.
Capital Bikeshare Corporate Member Award
Fiscal Note, a company known for their innovative government relationship management platform, offers employees subsidized Capital Bikeshare memberships, and promotes bike commuting to support health and wellness. As a result, fifty-four percent of employees use Capital Bikeshare, and Fiscal Note currently has more frequent users of the system than any other company enrolled in the Capital Bikeshare Corporate Members program
Capital Bikeshare Community Partners Program Award
Back on My Feet, a national organization that combats homelessness through community support, offers access to Capital Bikeshare to enable their clients to commute to work, run errands, or take recreational rides. Since the launch of their program they have strongly encouraged their clients to use bikeshare, and as a result they currently have the highest average number of trips per member of any organization enrolled in the Capital Bikeshare Community Partners program.
Outstanding Partner Award
The District Department of Employment Services (DOES) worked closely with goDCgo to host a Commuter Benefits Seminar to educate employers across the District about the DC Commuter Benefits Law. Through this seminar, DOES and goDCgo were able to reach numerous employers providing critical information on how they can comply with the law. The seminar also led to new relationships with third-party benefit administrators and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA).
The National Mall and Memorial Parks, a unit of the National Park Service, are committed to implementing transportation demand management measures. Measures include installing nine Capital Bikeshare stations, promoting the National Mall Circulator route, selling SmarTrip cards in their bookstores, and promoting transit to 35 million annual visitors to the National Mall.
The Employer Ambassador Awards is an annual ceremony hosted by goDCgo to recognize DC organizations for their exceptional commitment in promoting sustainable transportation and creating commuter-friendly workplaces.
When goDCgo opens the call for nominations, an employer must submit a nomination form describing their commuter benefits program and demonstrate how they meet the award criteria.
Each of the award categories have specific criteria and change from year to year. To view the 2018 award categories and criteria visit the goDCgo website.
Completed nominations are thoroughly evaluated against other DC employers by a selection committee of transportation industry leaders.
Participating employers receive an award designation from goDCgo which is a mark of leadership in supporting sustainable transportation and environmental accountability. Employers also receive additional perks such as media coverage, website, newsletter and social media recognition.
Set-up a complimentary consultation with goDCgo Employer Services to develop or review your commuter benefits program and explore additional benefit options to enhance your program.
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