goDCgo is an initiative of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) that encourages the use of sustainable transportation. We provide complimentary transit resources and consulting services to DC organizations and commuters. Our goal serves to decrease traffic congestion, improve air quality and create a better quality of life in the DC area.
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      Top Spots to See Cherry Blossoms in DC

      March 16, 2017

      Here in Washington, DC, spring signifies more than just the arrival of warm weather—the season marks the blooming of our world-famous cherry blossom trees, symbolizing the natural beauty of our nation's capital city.   Each spring, the cherry trees take over the Tidal Basin, drawing thousands of visitors to a sea of pale pink and white blossoms at the Jefferson Memorial. While the Basin is home to the official Welcome Center and a majority of the cherry trees, it is not the only location in the city to marvel at the pink petals. Avoid the crowds and witness the beauty of the cherry trees at these lesser-known locations:...

      Take a Walking Meeting to See the City in Bloom

      March 16, 2017

      Spring is in the air. What better time to get in some steps, enjoy pleasant weather and take in the beauty of DC’s world-renowned cherry blossom trees?...

      Staying at A Cherry Blossom Hotel? Download Your Get Around Guide

      March 16, 2017

      The cherry blossom trees are without a doubt the stars of springtime in Washington, DC. Each year between March and April, Washington sees its highest peak in tourism, as thousands flock to the nation’s capital to witness the city in bloom....

      How to Become #CaBiWinterWarriors

      January 31, 2017

      Capital Bikeshare remains open throughout the year—winter months included—to provide a healthy transportation option to DC area residents, tourists and frequent visitors.  What’s most impressive is how many people actually use the bikes during winter months, a fact which may be attributed in-part to the #CaBiWinterWarrior contest....

      Sharing the Love: New Concepts in Carsharing

      January 30, 2017

      Here at goDCgo, we love the freedom that Zipcar, car2go and Enterprise Carshare offer District residents who choose to live car-free. Today, some companies are looking to add to that list by putting an interesting spin on traditional carsharing with  “peer to peer” or "neighborhood" programs. The idea is simple: allow individual car owners to rent out their vehicles when they're not in use to non-car owners. Benefiting both owner and renter, “neighborhood” carsharing has taken off across the US and is causing a positive shift from personal to shared transport. Car owners are able to offset the cost of ownership and maintenance—potentially earning up to $10,000 a year depending on the type of car and number of rental hours, while renters gain access to lower rates and more conveniently located vehicles. As an added bonus, every shared car replaces approximately 14 cars on the road, leading to less road congestion and pollution....

      Winter Walking Safety Tips

      January 11, 2017

      From sleet and ice to snow and slush, District pedestrians need to get where they’re going regardless of the conditions. ...

      Make a New Year's Resolution that Makes a Difference

      January 10, 2017

      The new year is here and, for many, that means it’s resolution time—time to reinvent oneself, give up an old habit or try something new. If you find yourself grasping for meaningful changes to make, convince yourself to start off 2017 on a good foot by taking on these five easy challenges:...

      5 Best Practices for Motorcoaches During Inauguration 2017

      January 09, 2017

      Operating a motorcoach in Washington, DC for the Inauguration? Here's our top five recommendations to streamline your trip. For bus parking information, visit Inauguration.DC.gov. ...

      How to offer Metro’s newest flexible passes

      January 04, 2017

      Metrorail commuters can now purchase an unlimited monthly pass at a wide variety of price points through SelectPass. Riders whose one-way Metro fares typically cost between $2.25 and $4.00 can sign up for a SelectPass and receive unlimited rides for the price of 18 rides at their usual price point. Commuters may save up to 20% on their regular commute costs while getting additional trips for free. What does this mean for commuters and employers enrolled in Metro’s SmartBenefits® program?  It takes just a few steps for commuters to use their benefits for a SelectPass. Traditionally, employers allocate most SmartBenefits funds to the "Transit" benefit category, which covers all standard Metro and bus fares. If an employee wishes to join the SelectPass program, the company's account administrator will change the employee's benefit type from “Transit” to “Transit Pass”....

      Year in Review: goDCgo Employer Services

      December 16, 2016

      Thank you HR representatives, directors, CEOs and green teams for working with us to make commuting easy, affordable and fun this year! We are honored to have supported more than 1,000 businesses across the District with complimentary commuter services. That means we’ve helped almost 300,000 commuters save time and money on commuting while curbing emissions and traffic! Highlights from 2016: 161 employers offer Capital Bikeshare corporate memberships to over 3,000 employees 182 businesses took advantage of a one-on-one commuter benefits consultation  2,115 employees learned about commute options at presentations and events Take a look back some of our favorite milestones and events:...

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