Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Launches Commute Connector Program
New program offers mobile app and employer services
Bartow, FL – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One is launching a new program called, The Commute Connector Program. The program will provide Commuters with a new resource for information on transportation options to get to work. Commute Connector focuses on improving shared mobility across Southwest Florida. The program promotes carpooling, vanpooling, transit, biking, walking and even telecommuting as alternatives to driving alone to work. The effort is designed to expand access to jobs and reduce traffic congestion throughout the region.
Commuters can use a free mobile app to connect to each other to form carpool and vanpool groups, as well as find information about available transit service. By recording “green” trips in the mobile app, commuters can earn rewards, from coupons to monthly drawings. To find the app in the iOS or Google Play store, simply search for “Commute Connector.” The system can also be accessed on a desktop computer by visiting www.swflroads.com/commute-connector/.
In addition to this commuter service, Commute Connector provides free consultations to employers to set up commuter benefit programs. Examples of how companies can encourage their workforce to take advantage of transportation options include offering a carpool/vanpool parking program, providing transit passes or launching a telecommute program.
The Commute Connector team is available to assist employers with the development and launch of these types of programs. Additionally, the program helps employers in the following ways:
- Provide customized commute solutions for employees
- Reward employees for participation in the program
- Nominate great employers for national recognition as one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters
A primary reason for employers to partner with FDOT’s Commute Connector program is to differentiate their company in a tight employment market. Providing a robust commuter benefits program can be a game-changer when it comes to recruiting and retaining employees. To find out more information about this new program, contact 866-585-RIDE (7433) or visit www.swflroads.com/commute-connector/.