Employment Transportation Strategies


Lyft works with Buffalo-area employers to help fill gaps in public transportation system (11/23/18). Lyft is collaborating with the Buffalo Niagara Partnership's "Employ" program, an arm of the economic development agency tasked with strengthening the region's workforce, to figure out whether a "first-last mile" program would work well in Western New York.


Transportation to work toolkit (Community Transportation Assn. of America, 2010). A series of two-page fact sheets and examples of activities undertaken by employers to assist their employees in realizing a timely, cost-efficient commute.

Related Websites

Association for Commuter Transportation. An international trade association that supports transportation demand management professionals in their efforts to reduce traffic congestion, conserve energy and improve air quality.

Best Workplaces for Commuters. A national program that recognizes employers for offering outstanding commuter benefits, such as free or low cost bus passes and vanpool fares and strong telework programs.

Disability Employment Initiative.  A coordinated effort of the Employment & Training Administration and Office of Disability Employment Policy, both within the U.S. Department of Labor, that provides connections to employment supports for people with disabilities, including transportation.

Integrating Vanpools into Transit Services. On-line, self-paced training leads transit agencies in considering the benefits of offering vanpooling services alongside their other transit services, as well as first steps in doing so. Many resources are included with the training for additional learning.

Joblinks Employment Transportation Center. Specializes in promoting strategies and resources for connecting individuals, particularly those with limited income, with transportation options to and from work. Sample topics:

Work Without Limits (Massachusetts). Showcases best practices and resources s for the Massachusetts network of engaged employers and innovative, collaborative partners that aim to increase employment among individuals with disabilities.