Transforming Your Commute with Ride Your Way

Published on
02/27/2024
County Conversation - Ride Your Way

 

Are you tired of sitting in traffic during your daily commute? Are you looking for alternative transportation options that can save you time and money? 

If so, learn more about our Department of Transportation and its Ride Your Way program.

In a recent episode of the County Conversation podcast, Marcus Moore, senior transportation planner and transportation and demand management liaison with the Department of Transportation, explained the Ride Your Way campaign. This initiative aims to encourage commuters to explore public transportation alternatives in partnership with their employers.

EMPOWERING EMPLOYERS TO CREATE COMMUTING SOLUTIONS

Moore shared insights about how the Ride Your Way program collaborates with businesses to create tailored transportation solutions. 

"One of the key things that we stress when it comes to dealing with employers is that demands have changed over the years. We used to talk about years ago the benefits of telework. Now, through an unfortunate situation of COVID, people have had to change their mindset over how they can be productive as an organization, where people are not necessarily on-site."

By working with employers, the program helps to implement transportation programs such as teleworking, transit benefits and incentives for using public transportation modes like buses and trains. Through tailored strategies, the program aims to reduce traffic and provide better commuting options for employees.

 

SUPPORTING INDIVIDUAL COMMUTERS

The Ride Your Way program is not just about working with employers; it also supports individual commuters. Moore highlighted the program's flexibility.

"For the commuter, it just comes down to your situation. The motivation is different in every conversation. It might be the financial savings, it might be the value in sitting on the bus and catching up on work, or it might be the mental clarity of being able to relax during the commute."

For personalized assistance and inquiries, you can reach out to the regional ride-matching staff at 703-877-5900 or dotcommuterservices@fairfaxcounty.gov.

"We are here as a resource to to kinda help them and educate them and give them the ability to, you know, make a more informed decision about their commute." - Marcus Moore

 

CELEBRATING SUCCESS AND RECOGNITION 

Faithful to its commitment to promoting and supporting sustainable commuting options, the Ride Your Way program hosts the "Best Workplaces for Commuters" awards. This recognition program acknowledges and honors employers who have made commendable efforts to embrace and promote alternative commuting choices within their organizations.

 

THE COUNTY CONVERSATION PODCAST

The “County Conversation” is a podcast featuring employees and subject matter experts from the Fairfax County Government discussing programs, services and items of interest to residents of Fairfax County. Click here to listen to past episodes of "County Conversation.” To find other county podcasts, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/podcasts


 

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