Why do you bike to work?

“To prove I can bike all the way to work! Health, fitness, meeting other cyclists, and supporting active transportation in general.” – Tacoma bike commuter

Employer Case Studies

Transit Benefit Works for Downtown Small Business

The Rainbow Center, a small downtown non-profit, started offering ORCA cards to their employees through the ORCA Passport Program in 2013. Since that time, their five employees have all had the opportunity to try transit and the majority use it on … Continue reading

GeoEngineers’ Bike Month Promotion Supports a Healthy Workplace

“We’ve seen a rising number of cyclists here at GeoEngineers and in downtown Tacoma. It all creates a great energy that is inspiring others to ride, too,” says Team Captain Bruce Stirling. Continue reading

Safe Streets – Promoting Wellness at Work

Safe Streets encourages their employees to walk when possible instead of driving. They encourage their employees to participate in what they call “Fitness Fridays.” Continue reading

Healthy Commuting is the Priority for Group Health

With transportation being Washington State’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, Group Health understands that what is good for its employees is also good for the region. Finding ways to reduce drive-alone commute trips will not only decrease greenhouse gas … Continue reading

CH2M HILL Offers Maximum Employee Commute Flexibility

With offices in Tacoma, Seattle and Bellevue, CH2M HILL knew their employees were spending a lot of time alone in their cars, so they took action to change that. Offering the ORCA Area Passport as an employee benefit, employees are … Continue reading

Columbia Bank

Removing a direct parking subsidy for employees and instead offering ORCA can be a great way to incentivize use of transportation options—especially if cost savings are returned directly to the affected employees. The key to making this change: a little … Continue reading

Propel Insurance Swaps Parking for Passes

What is the #1 way for a business to affect positive change in the rate of employees using forms of alternate commute?       Answer: Remove subsidies for employee parking and replace with a transit pass for every employee. … Continue reading

BLRB Architects – Practicing What Their Designs Preach

Not every business has the opportunity to relocate to a new and improved office space—and rarely do they design it as well.  But, that’s just what BLRB Architects did when they moved from their prior location to Pacific Plaza, designing … Continue reading

Regence Blue-Shield’s Telecommute Program

While the development and implementation of a telecommute programs can at first seem overwhelming to a business endeavoring to do so, this alternative work arrangement offers a significant return on investment when implemented well. Regence-Blue Shield knows the success of … Continue reading