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Rethinking Commuter Benefits – Join us January 23rd in Alexandria, VA

The Rethinking GO Lunch and Learn Series explores alternative travel options in the DMV over lunch with industry leaders. Recent research shows a direct connection between an employee’s commute and their quality of life. Leaving the car behind and trying new transportation options has been shown to help reduce road congestion, improve the environment, lower commuter stress levels, and improve physical health. More, it adds a competitive edge to companies, allowing them to recruit and retain top industry talent.The January 23, 2019 Rethinking GO Lunch and Learn session dives into the value of commuter benefits for employers and employees and walks attendees through the development of their own commuter benefits program. Space is limited, with priorities given to Alexandria employers.

In this session or workshop, participants will be able to understand:

  • The impact of the commute for both employers and employees
  • General guidelines for developing a commuter program
  • Examples of successful commuter programs of other employers and will gain ideas for program design and measures of success
  • The importance of collaboration and partnerships with service providers from both the public and private sector.

Future lunch and learns dive deeper into individual mode types with industry leaders and provides an opportunity for attendees to get specific answers. Upcoming lunch and learns include:

  • Public transit
  • Teleworking
  • Biking
  • Water mobility
  • Wellness programs

**For dietary restrictions and special accomodations, please contact Christie Holland at goalex@alexandriava.gov at least 72 hours prior.

Meet the Team!

Kelly Hostetler –Luum

Kelly is the Head of Corporate Affairs and Marketing at Luum where she helps employers implement innovative commuter benefits to drive behavior change. Kelly has an extensive academic background both studying and teaching transportation planning at the University of Washington. At Luum, she finds great joy applying her knowledge of behavior change theory and transportation policy to help Luum’s partners reduce parking demand, attract and retain talent, and meet sustainability goals.

Luum is a cloud-based software solution with both mobile and web-based interfaces that integrates with parking, security, payroll and hr systems. We provide a holistic approach to parking and commuter management and the administrative tools to allow employers to identify and implement incentive programs that motivate lasting commuter behavioral change.

Christie Holland – GO Alex

Christie Holland is the GO Alex representative at the City of Alexandria where she assists employers with reducing automobile dependence and improving the commuter experience. Christie has a background in urban planning, community outreach and engagement as well as in sales and marketing. As a planner, Christie enjoys equipping communities with the necessary tools to drive and improve their quality of life. She also enjoys leading thought-provoking conversations and action plans around social equity and collaboration as it relates to (re)developing sustainable and equitable infrastructure and institutions.

GO Alex encourages the reduction of automobile dependence, increasing mobility, and improving air quality through the promotion of public transit, ridesharing, bicycling, and walking as money and time-saving alternatives. GO Alex also works to improve the commuter experience, assisting employers with creating customized commuter programs for their employees.

Consider giving GO Alex a spin:

To learn more about transportation alternatives in Alexandria, visit www.alexandriava.gov/GOAlex. Or invite GO Alex to your next benefits fair!

Representatives are available to talk with staff during lunch, benefit fairs or community events. We can customize our visit for your needs –give a presentation, distribute information at a table or lead an informal discussion. We can distribute colorful and informative resources that include:

  • Public transportation maps and schedules (DASH, Metro, etc.)
  • Bikeways map and safety tips
  • Carshare Alexandria information
  • Ride-matching and Guaranteed Ride Home brochures
  • Telework pamphlets
  • Capital Bikeshare brochures and coupons
  • Free giveaway items

***Special thanks to our sponsors, Visit Alexandria.

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