Employers Encouraged To Secure ­EcoPasses For Employees To Sustain The Momentum

In a bold move to reduce ground-level ozone, RTD offered zero fares on transit services during the months of July and August. People traveling regionwide can enjoy the last couple of weeks of the initiative and bid farewell to the hassle of parking, fuel expenses, and traffic congestion, making their daily journeys a breeze.

By removing the financial barrier, RTD hopes to significantly increase ridership in August and demonstrate the advantages of choosing public transportation as a primary mode of travel. Residents and visitors will have unrestricted access to buses, trains, and other transit options throughout the entire Denver-Boulder Metro region. Whether you’re commuting to work, exploring popular attractions, or simply running errands, this is the perfect opportunity to leave your car behind and discover the advantages of a well-connected transit system.

But the benefits don’t stop there. Following the Zero Fare transit promotion, Transportation Solutions, the local southwest Den­­ver and Glendale transportation management nonprofit, encourages employers to take advantage of the momentum by in­vesting in EcoPasses for their employees. The various pass programs offer a hassle-free solution to commuting by ­providing unlimited access to transit services at a reduced rate.

Employers who purchase transit ­passes for their workforce provide a significant ben­efit that promotes sustainability, reduces traffic congestion, and eases the financial burden on employees. By taking advantage of the EcoPass program, employers not only contribute to the overall well-being of their staff, but also demonstrate their commitment to environmental stewardship and a thriving community.

For small businesses concerned about the potential cost of providing EcoPasses, Transportation Solutions will help you navigate the 50% tax credit. The State of Colo­rado is currently offering significant tax incentives for small and large employers alike to invest in sustainable transportation benefits for their employees.

By providing transit benefits to employees, businesses can not only reduce their car­bon footprint but also foster a positive work environment that attracts and retains top talent.

So mark your calendars and embrace the freedom of zero fares on transit this month. Discover the joy of stress-free commuting and the positive impact of sustainable transportation on our community.

RTD would like to build a future where public transit is a convenient choice for all. Contact their partners at Transportation Solutions at info@transolutions.org if you would like to explore the pass options available to add to your employee benefits package and the tax incentive to sweeten the deal.