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....

      Commuting After Dark

      October 24, 2019

      On Sunday, November 3 at 2am, we will depart from Daylight Savings and fall back to Eastern Standard Time. According to our friends at National Geographic, “Daylight saving time in the U.S. began in 1918 as an attempt to save energy during the throes of World War I, following Germany's earlier shift in 1916. The idea was to maximize sunlight hours during the longer days of the year by taking an hour of morning sun, when many are sleeping, and adding it to the end of the day.”...

      All About Affordable, Alternative Transportation

      October 10, 2019

      Washington, DC is heavily invested in providing affordable, alternative transportation options to residents across all eight wards of the city, regardless of income. To help meet that goal, DC has a number of transportation programs that provide discounted access to Capital Bikeshare, dockless vehicles such as scooters, and catching a cab, among others....

      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!...

      Bus, Bike, or Rail to the Ball Games

      September 23, 2019

      Who's ready for fall sports?! This year, all six of Washington, DC's professional sports teams are expected to be playing at the same time, including DC United, Washington Nationals, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, Washington Mystics, and the Washington Redskins. Avoid traffic, know your options, and take sustainable transportation to the games so you can focus your energy on rooting for your team! Below are the sporting venues and their respective transportation options:...

      Mopeds: The More You Know

      September 17, 2019

      The sustainable transportation options available in the District are growing fast! First, there were rentable bikes, then scooters, and now... electric mopeds! If you haven't heard the news, you can now rent mopeds in Washington, DC -- adding yet another alternative travel option for getting around the city!...

      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! ...

      Dockless Vehicles: Access for All

      August 16, 2019

      If you haven't noticed already, the District has welcomed dockless vehicles of all types including bikes, scooters, and soon -- mopeds! Riding a bike or a scooter through the city is not only fun, but can save you time and money by avoiding the stress of sitting in traffic and paying for gas and parking. So... leave the keys behind and go dockless DC!...

      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!...

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