Thanks for Helping Transform Transportation!
2016 has been a banner year not just for RideAmigos, but for the entire movement to increase the use of smart commuting options and decrease dependency on single-occupancy vehicles. From the role of transportation innovation in the highly-visible Smart City Challenge to more and more commuter management initiatives on the employer level, together we’re making a difference.
Thanks for being part of the RideAmigos family. With your help, we look forward to continuing to grow the impact and reach of this movement in 2017!
Want some more inspiration? Check out this recent video from RideAmigos CEO Jeffrey Chernick about why we do what we do.
Academy Website Updates, 12/5 Release Notes, TRB Workshop
Large-Scale Challenges, Holiday Rides Home, Leveraging Incentives
From the Blog
Map Layers, Importance of Incentives, #1 Parking Management Strategy
One Cool Thing
If you haven’t visited the RideAmigos Academy website recently, point your browser in our direction. We’ve been actively updating our site structure and content to provide even better support.
Check out our Release Notes for the week of 12/5/16! This month we’ve got exciting new features for points programs, carpools, and more.
RideAmigos will be co-hosting a workshop on the Smart City Challenge and Mobility on Demand at the TRB annual meeting in Washington DC on January 8th. Don’t miss it!
Don’t forget about our awesome Academy LinkedIn group. It’s an opportunity for you to connect one-on-one or one-to-many with other transportation pros who also use RideAmigos.
Welcome to Pinterest, UC Berkeley, and Capital Area Transportation Authority!
Coffee Talks are taking a little time off for the holidays this month, but stay tuned for January:
Strategies for Large-Scale Challenges
Convener: Matt McKimmy, RideAmigos Systems & Operations Manager
Date: Thursday, January 12th, 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern
Planning, promoting, and administering large-scale challenges is a complex process. This Coffee Talk will be an opportunity for Academy members that sponsor municipal, regional, or other big challenges to share their experiences and strategize together.
Using RideAmigos Events for Holiday Rides Home
Presenter: Corey Tucker, RideAmigos Program Specialist
Incentives Make a Difference | Coffee Talk X
Convener: Peter Williamson, SLOCOG
We’re excited about the growth of our Coffee Talk X initiative!
Start a local CTX series for your users and admins to maximize the benefit of using RideAmigos.
Have a suggestion for a Coffee Talk topic? Want to present? Let us know.
- Map layers filled with custom, localized data are a great way to provide employee commuting resources.
- Trying to promote or understand incentive programs? Learn why commuter incentive programs are important.
- When it comes to parking management, research shows there’s one demand-management strategy that rises to the top.
WIRED recently published a great article: Mesmerizing Commute Maps Reveal We All Live in Mega-Regions, Not Cities. They highlight the commute-mapping work of Alasdair Rae from the University of Sheffield and Dartmouth College geographer Garrett Dash Nelson, which appears in the journal PLoS ONE.