Transportation

1. Minimize number of employee commute trips taken by single occupancy vehicles.

  • Locate your business near transit facilities or provide shuttles to transit stops.
  • Offer incentives for public transit use.

    NJ Transit offers public and private sector employers innovative and cost-saving programs that address their transit needs and concerns

 

  • BusinessPass: Save up to $500 a year using the NJ Transit pass that offers pre-tax savings of up to $125 per month on your commuting costs. Offered through your employer, BusinessPass saves you more on monthly bus, rail and light rail passes by deducting a portion of the cost from your pre-tax salaries. Monthly passes are discounted up to 30% off of one-way tickets and are conveniently mailed to your worksite free of shipping and handling charges. For complimentary customer travel or employee work-related travel, Businesses can also purchase one-way bus, rail and light rail tickets in bulk through BusinessPass. For more information, contact NJ Transit at (973) 491-7600.

 

  • Get A Job Get A Ride/Corporate Partners: Employers participating in BusinessPass are eligible to become Corporate Partners with NJ Transit and participate in this free and worthwhile program. As Corporate Partners, employers submit an application for new hires to receive a free monthly pass, provided they meet the program's criteria. NJ Transit is committed to helping eliminate transportation barriers to employment and asks New Jersey employers to work with us by hiring individuals that would otherwise continue to be unemployed. For more information, contact NJ Transit at (973) 491-7600.

 

  • WorkPass: WorkPass offers qualifying social service and non-profit agencies the opportunity to purchase NJ Transit monthly commuter passes and tickets. Agencies distribute the passes and tickets to program participants for use in their job-related activities. WorkPass eliminates cash payments and costly transportation reimbursements, enabling agencies to save on transportation costs while increasing the accountability and effectiveness of their programs. The versatile monthly pass offers participants access to safe, reliable and affordable transportation to job training, educational classes, employment opportunities, medical visits, childcare and shopping. To find out more about WorkPass, contact NJ Transit at (973) 491-7600.

 

  • The Air Quality Partnership &OzonePass: Through the Air Quality Partnership, more than 500 hundred corporations, government agencies and other organizations are working to reduce ground-level ozone pollution and curtail its detrimental effects on our health and the environment. NJ Transit supports their efforts by offering OzonePass, a special discounted round- trip ticket, to Air Quality Partnership members. Partnership employees use OzonePass to commute to work on NJ TRANSIT bus, rail or light rail services on designated "Air Quality Action days." OzonePass is a special discounted ticket for people to "try transit" instead of driving on "ozone alert days" when high levels of ground ozone pollution are predicted. The special ticket is valid during the ozone season and allows employees to travel to and from work for only $3.00 round-trip. OzonePass is only available to members of the Air Quality Partnership. Since the number of "ozone alert days" in a season is unpredictable, NJ Transit permits participating partners to return unused tickets for a refund at the close of the season.

For more information on OzonePass and the Air Quality Partnership, call (973) 491-7600.

 

  • Vanpool Sponsorship Program: Vanpools are voluntary ridesharing arrangements that allow commuters to share their ride to work as an affordable alternative to driving alone. They are especially useful for travel patterns and areas not well serviced by traditional public transit, or for office relocations and consolidations. NJ Transit provides financial assistance of up to $175 per month to help vanpools offset their costs. For more information or assistance with the Vanpool Sponsorship Program contact your local Transportation Management Association at 1(800) 245-POOL.
     

 

  • Promote teleworking and flexible work schedules (e.g. offering employees an option of a 4 day per week schedule with the equivalent hours of a 5 day per week schedule) that reduce commuting miles.

 

  • Promote ridesharing by offering incentives or providing preferred parking for car or vanpools.

Visit the NJ Department of Transportation “Ridesharing”  for information on forming:

  • Carpools
  • Vanpools
  • Telecommuting
  • Implementing alternate work schedules
  • Contact your Transportation Management Association (TMA) for assistance.  Click here for a list of TMAs in the State.

Promote biking to work by providing individual incentives or on-site amenities such bike racks and showers.

Action: Describe measures taken to reduce the number of employee commute trips taken by single occupancy vehicles and include results (e.g. reduction in vehicle miles travelled or gallons of fuel reduced) where available.


 
2. Increase efficiency of business travel

  • Select meeting locations that minimize travel distances and maximize transit access.
  • Encourage use of transit and ridesharing to meetings.
  • Use web and teleconferencing where appropriate.
  • For delivering goods and services, plan your routes using route optimization technologies and reduce the number of trips by maximizing the carrying capacity of the vehicle to the extent possible.

Action: Describe measures taken to support efficient business travel through teleconferencing, ridesharing and other means and include results (e.g. reduction in vehicle miles travelled or gallons of fuel reduced) and cost savings where available.


3. Maximize Efficiency of Fleet Vehicles

Alternative fuel and fuel-efficient advanced vehicles can reduce or eliminate petroleum use and can be economical options for many fleets. Cost savings from vehicle maintenance, operation, and fuel use typically offset higher purchase prices.

When replacing existing fleet vehicles purchase more efficient conventional fuel vehicles or alternate fuel vehicles such as plug-in electric vehicles or vehicles powered by compressed natural gas.  Detailed information on purchasing the most efficient vehicles suitable for your use can be found at the US Department of Energy’s Fuel Economy site.

Action: Describe measures taken to conserve fuel use in fleet vehicles and include results (e.g. reduction in vehicle miles travelled or gallons of fuel reduced) and cost savings where available.

 

4.  Encourage use of Alternative Fuel Vehicles

  • Consider installing workplace charging stations for electric vehicles for employees and visitors.

Action: Describe measures taken to encourage the use of alternative fuel vehicles.