Who We Are
Alamo Commutes provides complimentary consultations to businesses starting or enhancing their commuter benefits programs. We are a free program provided by the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.
What We Do
We make it easy for your employees to choose sustainable, affordable, and healthy ways to get to work. We consult with employers on how to support diverse transportation modes, take advantage of tax benefits, and promote transportation alternatives.
As a free service, we work with you to customize, create and easily administer employee transportation benefits. Our client-serving team is here to benefit both your bottom line and your employees.
What are the benefits?
Improve Employee Recruitment & Retention
Increase job satisfaction by supplementing your existing benefits program. Improve recruitment, particularly among younger employees that seek transportation amenities.
Improve Corporate Sustainability
Prove your commitment to maintaining a green workplace.
Employees that use active transportation tend to be healthier, saving money on healthcare costs. Commuter tax benefits can also save employers money on FICA payroll taxes.
Reduce Parking Demand
Reduce parking demand by encouraging employees to share rides and opt for non-vehicle modes of transportation.
Receive National Recognition
Compete for elite designations like the Best Workplaces for Commuters, Bicycle Friendly Workplace, and LEED.
Alamo Commutes can visit your work site to consult with employers and employees on their commute needs. Contact Eric Cavazos -email@example.com to schedule a free consultation today.
Employee Commute Surveys & Analysis Reports
Our commuter survey gauges employees’ commute patterns and identifies the motivations and concerns of the employees. Using select survey results, Alamo Commutes will create maps that depicts the travel patterns and multimodal options for your staff.
Walk and Bike Audit
Alamo Commutes and staff from your organization can conduct a joint audit to observe and document the challenges and opportunities for accessing the work site on foot and bike.
Alamo Commutes staff will assist with the application process for the following recognitions:
- Best Workplaces for Commuters
- Bicycle Friendly Business
- Bicycle Friendly University
Presentations & Workshops
Alamo Commutes staff is available to present at health fairs, lunch & learns, employee fairs, and new hire orientations.
Alamo Commutes Carpool Finder and Emergency Ride Home Program
Alamo Commutes staff can give a demonstration over the Alamo Commutes Mobile App used to form carpools, earn rewards, and provide emergency ride homes for employees.
Alamo Commutes staff can conduct a “Street Skills” class that prepares employees for riding a bike to work. This presentation comes with a free helmet and bike lights for each attendee.
Bike Month and Bike to Work Day
Alamo Commutes staff can help coordinate a Bike to Work day and help encourage participation for Bike Month (May) at your workplace.
Transit 101/Vanpool 101
Alamo Commutes staff can present transit options, commuter benefits, and offer vanpool support.
Need help spreading the word? Use our email templates to help inform your workplace about how to use the VIA goMobile+ app, find safe bicycle routes to work, use the Emergency Ride Home Program, and more!
Resources & Materials
- Case Studies
- Interactive Maps
- Rack Cards
Is your employer interested in receiving free Alamo Commutes services? Our trained staff can help you reevaluate your employee benefits, address parking demands, and support your work site relocation.
Employers must have at least one work site located in the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (AAMPO) study area and can select single or multiple services from the list above. Study area includes Bexar County, Guadalupe County, Comal County, and parts of Kendall County.
Interested in Becoming a Champion? Alamo Commutes provides long-term consultative services for employers interested in a more comprehensive review of their commuter benefits program.
Alamo Commutes Champions are accepted on a limited basis. Request an Alamo Commutes consultation by emailing Eric Cavazos, Commute Solutions Planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foster a commuter-friendly workplace by encouraging employees to take advantage of more sustainable modes of transportation. In addition to mode-specific encouragement tactics, employers can implement company-wide strategies to target employees:
- Inform employees of the Alamo Commutes rewards program. Record your sustainable transportation trips on the Alamo Commutes app to earn unique discounts at local and national retailers and restaurants.
- Inform employees of the Alamo Commutes Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program. The Emergency Ride Home program reimburses alternative transportation commuters for their taxi/Uber/Lyft ride home.
- Provide information on sustainable commute options at new hire orientation, in the employee handbook, and the benefits guide.
- Subsidize costs of alternative transportation modes. Using commuter tax benefits, allow employees to take pre-tax deductions to pay for commute costs.
- Provide a commuter awards program that rewards employees that take alternative transportation. For example, employees may be recognized at staff meetings or given additional vacation time.