Day 5

Get Your Boss Involved: Benefits/Carpools/Telework

Many Arlington County companies provide employees with commuting benefits like tax breaks, transit passes, and carpool and vanpool assistance. Some companies allow employees to avoid commuting altogether by teleworking. Ask your boss or benefits coordinator what options are available to you. If your company needs help setting up a program, contact Arlington Transportation Partners at 703-247-9299.

Today's Goal: Pick one of the transportation options you've already tried – or a brand new one – and go car free again. When you get to your work (or school) ask what kinds of commuting benefits or telework options may be available to you.

Today's Advanced Goal: Start the process right away – fill out any paperwork or schedule any meetings that are necessary to begin receiving commuting benefits or to be considered for telework today.