DC Commuter Benefits Law: Comply or Be Fined

      November 13, 2019

      Are you a DC organization with 20 or more employees? The DC Commuter Benefits Law requires businesses (including non-profits) with 20 or more employees (full-time or part-time) in DC to offer commuter benefits. Starting on November 14, 2019, businesses operating in Washington, DC that are not in compliance with the DC Commuter Benefits Law, will be subject to fines.  What are the fines for non-compliance?  For the first offense, each month that a business is not in compliance could result in a fine of $100 per covered employee. Repeat offenders would see fines of $200 per employee for the second offense, $400 per employee for the third offense, and $800 per employee for subsequent offenses. To review the regulation in the Notice of Final Rulemaking, click here.   ...

      goDCgo, Literally!

      November 07, 2019

      Since launching in 2010, goDCgo has continued to have a major influence on DC commuters choosing to travel sustainably. goDCgo is an initiative of the District Department of Transportation and the leading resource for sustainable transportation information and options in Washington, DC. We work with DC employers and residential and hospitality industries to provide complimentary consulting services to encourage and support the use of active transportation and public transit. Our goal serves to decrease traffic congestion, improve air quality, and create a better quality of life in the DC area for commuters, residents, and visitors....

      Congratulations 2019 Commuter Challenge Competitors!

      October 09, 2019

      Thank you and congratulations to all of our employers and commuters who participated in the first-ever goDCgo Commuter Challenge! Participating organizations included the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), the DC Department of Energy and Environment (DDOE), the World Bank Group, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), Washington Gas, Community of Hope, and TCG. We hope everyone enjoyed the competition and was inspired to turn this challenge into a forever lifestyle. Thanks to your efforts, we’ve collectively logged over 8,500 clean trips, burned 753,440 calories, saved 106,100 pounds of carbon emissions, and reduced 90,400 car miles during the month of September. This just goes to show that making the choice to walk, bike, or take public transit even one day a week can help make DC a greener city. YOU have the power to make a difference!...

      Putting People First: Open Streets in DC

      August 29, 2019

      Can you imagine car-free streets? The District is making this dream a reality! Join us for the first-ever Open Streets event in DC on Saturday, October 5 from 10am to 2pm. That's right -- no cars, just people, stretching along nearly 3 miles of Georgia Avenue NW between Barry Place NW and Missouri Ave NW. Bring your furry friends, bikes, skates, scooters, balls, jump ropes, and most importantly yourselves to this FREE event! ...

      Are You Up for the Challenge?

      August 08, 2019

      Get your game face on! We're seeking top DC employers who offer commuter benefits to join goDCgo's first-ever Employer Commuter Challenge from September 1 to 30, 2019. To make DC a healthier, greener, and safer city for all, we're launching this inaugural challenge to encourage employees to use sustainable transportation instead of driving to work alone. Alternative options include biking, walking, public transit, carpooling, vanpooling, scooting and even travel by water taxi here in the District!...

      Are You Ready for Summer Platform Closures?

      March 06, 2019

      Are you a Metrorail rider in Alexandria or southern Fairfax County? Beginning on Saturday, May 25 through Sunday, September 8, 2019, the Yellow and Blue Lines will be shut down south of Ronald Reagan National Airport for full platform reconstruction and major station improvements. Customers should allow extra travel time and identify alternatives to using the affected Metrorail stations....

      How are you preparing for Car Free Day 2018?

      August 10, 2018

      Mark your calendars! Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22 are Car Free Days. Celebrated around the world, this is a free event in which people are encouraged to get around town without driving alone in cars. The entire community is invited to take different modes of transportation such as train, metro, bus, carpool, or bike. Or, maybe cut the commute completely and telework. The goal is to reduce traffic congestion, create a greener environment, reduce the demand for gasoline, and help people save money and reduce stress! Over 1,500 cities in 40 countries will participate in Car Free Day 2018....

      Slug Lines and i-66 Incentives for loudoun County Commuters

      April 26, 2018

      With the launch of new rush-hour tolls on I-66 Inside the Beltway that began in December 2017, Loudoun County Commuter Services is supporting commuters who travel into the District using an alternative to driving alone with a new incentive program, I Share 66.  Commuters who sign up for a vanpool, carpool, or take the Loudoun County Transit Commuter Bus will receive special incentives for reducing single-occupancy vehicles:...

      How are you preparing for Car Free Day?

      September 11, 2017

      Mark your calendars! Friday, September 22 is Car Free Day. Celebrated around the world, this is a free event in which people are encouraged to get around town without driving alone in cars. The entire community is invited to take different modes of transportation such as train, metro, bus, carpool, or bike. Or, maybe cut the commute completely and telework. The goal is to reduce traffic congestion, create a greener environment, reduce the demand for gasoline, and help people save money and reduce stress! Over 1,500 cities in 40 countries will participate in Car Free Day 2017....

      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....

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