Employer eNews
March 2017

In This Issue

  • 2017 Commuter Challenge: Become a Commute STARand Be Rewarded!
  • my.Commute.org: Interested in a unique URL for your company? Just ask!
  • Bike Commuter of the Year: Nominations close on April 3. 
  • TECH talks: This year's annual symposium energizes attendees.
  • Employer Survey: A snapshot of commuter programs in San Mateo County.
  • Air District's Charge! ProgramFunding available for EV charging stations.
  • Commute.org's FY 2016 Annual Report is now available online.
From April 1st to May 31st, Commute.org will reward commuters who discover and use transportation modes other than driving alone.  The 2017 Commuter Challenge will feature weekly drawings, five grand prizes, social media contests, and the chance to earn badges for choosing non-SOV trips. D etails, campaign toolkit, and ideas for employers can be found  here.
Join the Commuter Platform:  my.Commute.org

It's now possible for employers and organizations in San Mateo County to have their own network for their commuters. Use this tool to Support, Track and Reward (STAR) your commuters who utilize alternative commute modes. More on Commute.org's digital platform here To request a unique link for your company, email support@commute.org.
Nominations for the BIKE COMMUTER OF THE YEAR are now open! 

Do you know someone who makes most days "Bike to Work Day"? An outstanding  Bike Commuter offers encouraging words and advice to novice riders, and inspires others. This person epitomizes and actualizes the health, social, environmental, and economic benefits of bicycling.

If you know a committed bike commuter in San Mateo County, please complete the 2017 nomination form by Monday, April 3rd
TECH talks: Technology Energizes Alternative Commutes
Commute.org hosted a lunch-and-learn symposium held at South San Francisco last March 9. Nearly 100 San Mateo County employers and transportation professionals were in attendance, and heard dynamic presenters discuss how today's technology is advancing alternative commutes. Topics covered ranged from autonomous vehicles, to carpool apps, and web-based commuter management platform

Speaker presentations are now available for download here  
Employer SURVEY

Commute.org is compiling a snapshot of existing commuter benefits programs offered by San Mateo County employers. By completing the  Employer Commute Profile Survey , your company will be "in the pictureā€¯. We'd really like you to be in it. 

Data collected will be kept  confidential,  and only aggregated responses will be shared. The survey participant will  not  be identified in the reports. Findings will be emailed to those who completed the survey. 

The survey remains open.  Click  here  to participate. Thank you for your support.
CHARGE! Program 

The Air District is accepting applications for grant funding to help offset the cost of purchasing, installing and operating new publicly available electric vehicle charging stations at qualifying facilities within its nine-county jurisdiction. 

To qualify, applicants must attend at least one mandatory pre-application workshop before submitting an application. Click here to see the workshop schedule

Deadline to apply is May 22, 2017
This document is now available online at Commute.org's website. You can find it here.