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?...

      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. ...

      3 Simple Bike Modications for Fall

      November 17, 2016

      With a little planning and a positive attitude, a cool fall season presents an ideal time to take your two wheels for a ride. What are the advantages?...

      SafeTrack Surge 10: More than 3 weeks of closures for  138,000 Red Line commuters

      October 18, 2016

      SafeTrack Surge 10 is returning to the District with a full closure of Metrorail’s Red Line between Fort Totten and NoMa-Galladuet stations from Saturday, October 29 to Tuesday, November 22.  For 25 days, Metrorail service will be dramatically reduced and two stations – Brookland and Rhode Island – will be closed. Click here to listento the previously recorded SafeTrack Surge10 Employer Webinar....

      Open Enrollment Season: Help Employees Learn About Their Commuter Benefits

      October 18, 2016

      It’s officially autumn, and the change of the season brings "pumpkin spice" everything. It also brings the opportunity for companies to kick off their open enrollment, allowing employees to choose or update their workplace benefits....

      6 Easy Steps to a More Bike-Friendly Workplace

      October 11, 2016

      Encouraging your employees, customers and visitors to bike is a great way to promote a healthy workforce and an environmentally-friendly travel mode. But where do you start? On October 6, goDCgo and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) teamed up for a webinar and broke it down into 6 easy steps:...

      Take the Car Free Day Pledge

      September 08, 2016

      Car Free Day is on Thursday, September 22. Are you ready to take the pledge?...

      4 Reasons Why You Must Try Transit in a New City

      August 29, 2016

      Portland, Oregon can be summed up in one word: AMAZING. That’s exactly the impression I got as I stepped off the plane, bound for my Association for Commuter Transportation conference, and was greeted by Portland’s breathtaking views, clear, blue skies, sky-reachingly tall mountains and a cool 70-degree breeze. In Portland, known as “Bike City,” I had the opportunity to be multi-modal (use multiple modes of transit to reach my destination) and discovered why taking advantage of a new city’s transportation systems can offer a rewarding experience. For me, the Portland Streetcar and the Portland Aerial Tram marked a once-in-a-lifetime experience. For your next business trip or travel excursion, why not try using the public transit system? Here are my four reasons why this is a must-try benefit for you. The Convenience The availability and accessibility of public transportation takes away any stress of exploring a new city. Have you ever rented a car and been frustrated with the hassle and cost of parking? (Not to worry. We’ve all been there.) When you take public transit, you’re able to have the convenience of accessing different parts of the city, and can usually purchase a day pass for maximum savings. Staying downtown, I had easy access to travel all over Portland by foot, bike and streetcar.   The Experience Simply put, taking public transit in a new city is fun, and gave me the opportunity to try something new outside of my comfort zone.  I’m familiar with taking transit in Washington, DC, but not in Oregon. At first I was hesitant, even a little nervous, to try the transit system because the Portland Streetcar transit map looked so daunting with all the different-colored lines. After speaking with my hotel’s concierge and consulting with conference colleagues, Portland’s transit system became exciting. I knew I was up for the challenge and ready to take on transit in Portland for a new experience. I found the Streetcar easy to ride with visible signs, modern seats and a computer-generated intercom system with clear station announcements. The Cost Travel costs can easily add up. Why pay for elevated rates with private cars or cabs when public transportation options are so affordable? I was able to properly budget my expenses, and save company money, with low fares using the Portland Streetcar at $2.00 and Ariel Tram at $4.55. The View Want to get a true local’s perspective of any new city? Try riding the transit systems! As a passenger on the Portland Streetcar, I had amazing views to see local bike shops, vegan food trucks, friendly city restaurants and Portland State University. The Portland Aerial Tram gave me a bird’s eye view of monumental  mountains, bridges and the city’s illustrious transit infrastructure. When I reached the top of the tram, it was a sight to behold and without taking transit I would never had the opportunity to experience this breathtaking view. So, on your next business trip, upcoming vacation or even staycation, will you give public transit a try? I strongly encourage everyone to explore for a great experience you won’t forget!...

      Summer Restaurant Week: Know Before You Go

      August 18, 2015

      DC’s Summer Restaurant Week (Aug 17–23) is in full swing. Now through Sunday, participating restaurants are offering three-course prix-fixe lunches for $22 and dinners for $35. Thrillist DC has compiled a list of “The 16 Most Important Restaurants in DC” based on the restaurants’ impact on the DC dining scene. Luckily, seven of those 16 restaurants are participating in Restaurant Week....

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