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Workplace Ambassador Network

Our Workplace Ambassador Network (WAN) helps employees along the US 36 corridor encourage their co-workers to choose sustainable transportation options, such as carpooling, riding transit, bicycling, vanpooling, teleworking and walking.

The role of a Workplace Ambassador is unique for each organization. Depending on how your co-workers currently commute and the options available, some strategies will work better than others. We work with our ambassadors to understand which transportation options work best for their organizations.

Workplace Ambassador Network: 2016 Meeting Schedule

The Workplace Ambassador Network meets quarterly to share information about successful commute programs, upcoming US 36 projects and strategies for promoting transportation options.

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RES Americas employees Sierra Smidinger and Crystal Shen.

“Being a Workplace Ambassador connects me with the people and resources necessary to promote alternative commuting options to my co-workers. At RES Americas, we’re focused on sustainable business practices that make a net positive impact on the environment. The 36 Commuting Solutions’ staff has been a significant partner, visiting our office to work directly with our employees and answer their questions.”
 -Sierra Smidinger, Sustainability & Communications Coordinator at RES Americas

What is a Workplace Ambassador?

A Workplace Ambassador is a company representative who promotes transportation options within their company. Workplace Ambassadors are most effective when they receive support from upper-level management, which may include a budget for the WAN program or the freedom to spend time outside their usual job to work on transportation-related projects.

Objectives for a Workplace Ambassador:

  • Reduce the number of single-occupancy vehicle (SOV) trips
  • Educate co-workers on their travel choices
  • Inspire co-workers to use sustainable transportation options
  • Set realistic goals in the workplace to measure effectiveness

Who Should Become a Workplace Ambassador?

Anyone can be a Workplace Ambassador! Ambassador’s should be interested in supporting balanced transportation, working with other employees and managing the elements of a worksite transportation program.

Our Workplace Ambassadors Receive:

  • Information and resources on commute options
  • New employee packets
  • Employee commute surveys
  • Bus pass program assistance
  • A “commute resources corner” in their office
  • Exclusive access to events, such as transportation fairs and lunch-n-learns
  • Carpool matching services
  • Vanpool assistance
  • Telework consultations
  • Individual trip-planning assistance

Learn more about the functions and benefits of participation in the Workplace Ambassador Network.

Get Started

Contact us at 303-604-4383 or info@36commutingsolutions.org to set up a consultation meeting.

Resources:

36 Commuting Solutions WAN Checklist