South Denver Transportation

GETTING YOUR EMPLOYEES TO WORK IN DENVER SOUTH

Did you know, according to a recent Robert Half survey, 23% of employees have left a job because of a bad commute?

The Denver South Transportation Management Association (DSTMA) provides free services to help your employees find new, more efficient and productive ways to tackle their daily commute.

EVALUATE

  • Site Analysis: Look at current facilities to assess needs and opportunities.
  • Employee commute survey: Determine current commute habits, impacts and employee interest in sustainable alternatives.

EDUCATE

  • Provide a detailed report of commuting costs and develop a customized action-plan outlining attainable goals.

ENCOURAGE

  • Identify and help implement solutions for getting your employees to work in the most efficient and effective ways possible.
  • Work with employers to create a turn-key, tailor made employee campaign.

If you are looking for ideas on how to increase employee happiness, retention and productivity, please reach out to us at the TMA.

EMPLOYEE TRANSPORTATION CHAMPIONS (ETC) PROGRAM

The Denver South Transportation Management Association (DSTMA) is committed to promoting and providing resources for improving the commute in Denver South. DSTMA is launching a new program to coordinate, educate and engage with Employee Transportation Champions in the Denver South region. This group will meet two to three times in 2020 and quarterly moving forward to discuss local transportation issues such as first last mile challenges, best practices for encouraging transportation options and behavior change in the workplace specific to carpooling, vanpooling, transit, bicycling, vanpooling, teleworking, employee retention and recruitment, environmental sustainability and more.

Employee Transportation Champions will receive resources and information while providing a voice for employees and employers in their organization. In this role, the dedicated ETC will be the organizational representative that advocates and promotes transportation options within their company. Ideal candidates have established communication pathways and support from higher level management for transportation culture initiatives.

ETC Meeting # 1: July 14, 11:30- 1pm

  • Lunch provided
  • Location: Denver South Office: 304 Inverness Way South, Suite 315, Englewood, CO 80112

ETC Meeting # 2: October 14, 11:30-1pm

  • Lunch provided
  • Location: Denver South Office: 304 Inverness Way South, Suite 315, Englewood, CO 80112

To sign up to become a DSTMA Employee Transportation Champion for your organization contact Sheryl Machado at Sheryl@denversouthedp.org. For more information call 303-531-8375.

Denver South TMA, Making a Difference

Case Study | Working with Local Employers 

With 5,000 employees, Charter/Spectrum Communications is the largest employer in Greenwood Village. This organization understands the importance of being a steward to the local economy and ecology.  In 2017, Charter reached out to the Denver South Transportation Management Association (Denver South TMA), specifically requesting information about DRCOG’s Way to Go Program. Due to substantial congestion around their campus at Arapahoe/I-25 along with stressed parking facilities Charter was seeking assistance to improve their employee’s quality of life and their ability to get to and from work. Unfortunately, their employees were parking in nearby lots and visitor parking of neighboring employers due to lack of parking at the Charter campus.

Denver South TMA initially worked with Charter on an outreach campaign to educate and increase awareness of their unique transit benefit. The outcome from this effort was significant raising awareness from approximately 20% to over 70%.  This resulted in a 200% increase in transit mode-share (around 230 new riders) heading into 2018/2019. Through a focused effort and transit incentive Charter identified an option that greatly reduced the number of single occupancy vehicles at their location.

Charter is located conveniently at RTD’s Arapahoe at Village Center station. Unfortunately light-rail/bus is not a feasible daily commute option for many employees who live in the suburbs or exurbs. In addition to the transit education and awareness campaign, Denver South TMA worked with Charter to conduct an opt-in carpool program to encourage more carpooling. As a result, 1270 employees opted into the program – this is about a quarter of Charter’s total population.  Denver South TMA conducted a follow up survey to test effectiveness of 2018 efforts. The results were impactful and impressive.

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From 2018 to 2019, Charter’s transit mode split increased once again, along with carpool, walking and cycling.  The survey showed a drive-alone rate reduction of 11% from 2018 to 2019.  For any employer an 11% reduction in drive-alone rate would be significant– for Charter Communications, given the number of employees that commute to the location daily, it’s impactful and makes a difference for other commuters in the corridor. Their drive alone went from 86% in 2018 (26,548,369 total VMT) to 75% in 2019 (23,152,648 total VMT) a decrease of 3,395,722 miles or a vehicle trip reduction of 99,875. This reduction is the equivalent of saving four full trips circling Planet Earth!