Getting Around DC Sustainably

      July 16, 2019

      Whether you're a DC local, visitor, or transient, making the choice to commute by bike, bus, foot, or train contributes to a greener community. goDCgo encourages you to walk, bike, or take public transit instead of driving a car. By opting to travel greener, you'll help make our city a better place to live, work, and play!...

      How Are You Celebrating America’s 243rd Birthday?

      June 25, 2019

      What better place to celebrate America's birthday than the nation’s capital? Washington, DC is home to some of the best Fourth of July celebrations in the country. We observe the holiday with plenty of events including the Independence Day Parade, the Nationals baseball game, and of course watching the epic fireworks display on the National Mall....

      goGREEN to saveGREEN

      May 28, 2019

      Summer is almost upon us, which means more sunshine for bike riding. Join the movement to grow the DC bike community and ride with purpose by pledging to goGREEN to saveGREEN! Here’s the simple math, goGREEN by riding a bike and saveGREEN by leaving your car at home. Those simple steps can have instant benefits such as improving your health, reducing pollution, saving travel time, and the cost of vehicle maintenance. Also, in DC, riding a bike can get you around faster than a car, especially during high-traffic periods like rush hour or during special events....

      It's Biking "May"hem!

      May 07, 2019

      May is observed as Bike Month which celebrates biking in communities across the nation. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and goDCgo is encouraging everyone to give it a try! Spring is a great time to start biking and there are a number of initiatives and local events happening in our city to help you get rolling on two wheels....

      DC Circulator is Going Wild!

      May 06, 2019

      Let your wild side out for a ride. The DC Circulator has launched a Zoo Express Bus – its first-ever summer bus service to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo! Starting May 4 through September 30, 2019, this bus will provide FREE express service between the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro Station and the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. The new service closes the ½ mile transit gap between the Metro and the northwestern portion of Connecticut Ave, providing access to the Zoo and all the shops, restaurants, and hotels in the area. ...

      Bike to Work Day is Back to Business

      April 30, 2019

      As the cherry blossoms turn and the thermometer ticks up, you may notice more cyclists in city bike lanes. This can only mean one thing – Bike to Work Day is quickly approaching! On Friday, May 17, goDCgo and many other local organizations and businesses will be celebrating bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work – and you’re invited! Before we share registration information and locations for the celebratory events, let’s reflect on how far biking has come in the nation’s capital....

      Top 3 Takeaways from the Employer Ambassador Awards

      April 29, 2019

      On April 4, 2019, goDCgo held the 3rd annual Employer Ambassador Awards ceremony to recognize DC employers who demonstrated an exceptional commitment to sustainable transportation. This year’s winners had robust commuter benefit programs, reduced the stress of commuting for their employees, and showed impressive results supported by data. Here are the top 3 takeaways revealed during this year's ceremony: Someone is 6x more likely to bike with peer and bike infrastructure support. Keynote speaker, Shengyin Xu from the World Resources Institute (WRI), shared that her company deploys an employee travel survey every year to calculate their individual carbon footprint related to commuting. By learning from that data and using the information to bolster on-site amenities and perks, WRI learned that having on-site bicycle racks and peers who regularly commute by bike were the most influential supports for getting an employee to bike. Employees can get an average 2 additional weeks per year in time back by participating in telework. Winner of goDCgo’s Telework Award, Washington Gas, found that employees who participated in their telework program saved over 160 hours by working from home instead of spending time in traffic – that’s the equivalent of two weeks’ worth of vacation time.  True champions create teams. Workplace and institutional change are heavy-lifts; both the U.S. Government Accountability Office (Bike-Friendly Workplace Award Winner) and the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters (Rideshare Award Winner) advocate for commuter support by cultivating social networks within their organizations. At the U.S. GAO, an employee bike taskforce volunteers to support new bike riders and works with administrative staff to expand bike parking in needed areas. At the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, small teams of over 1,000 carpoolers and 375 vanpool groups collectively advocate up the chain leading to premium parking for rideshares and agency support.   With over 800 companies offering pre-tax commuter benefits and over 200 enrolled as Capital Bikeshare Corporate Members, supporting sustainable transportation options is becoming the norm among DC employers. To learn how you can start or enhance your transportation benefits to attract and retain top talent, contact goDCgo today!...

      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....

      Let's Take on TELEWORK DC!

      February 20, 2019

      Happy Telework Week! This year the District is joining Virginia in encouraging local employers to allow qualifying employees to work remotely at least one day during Telework Week, March 4-8, 2019....

      Important Changes to 2019 Transportation Benefits

      December 31, 2018

      Starting January 1st, your commuter benefits monthly limit will increase from $260 to $265; that's $5 more a month as a pre-tax deduction! So, make sure to let your employer know if you'd like to increase your commuter benefit deduction! Not yet saving money on the cost of your public transportation or vanpool to work? Let's fix that! Whether you’re an employer or employee, we can give you the tools you need to gain a competitive edge or to save time and money on your commute....

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