In 2012, Parking and Transportation Resources established a new partnership with the Region of Waterloo and its TravelWise program. TravelWise is a Transportation Management Association (TMA) which provides an assortment of tools and services aimed at reducing the number of people driving alone to and from work. Therefore, TravelWise provides policy support, programs and services to encourage commuters to try sustainable commuting options.
As a member of TravelWise, Laurier employees have access to the following services:
Ride Matching for Carpoolers
A state of the art ride matching service makes it simple to find a carpool! Each TravelWise member organization has its own carpool zone site where employees can create a carpool profile. This enhanced site allows employees to ‘ridematch’ with a regular carpool or a onetime ride. Searching for a match is quick and easy and users even have the option to connect with other TravelWise organizations across Waterloo Region.
To register, visit www.travelwisecommute.ca
Grand River Transit (GRT) Corporate Bus Pass Program
Employees of TravelWise member organizations gain access to a discounted transit pass. GRT has developed a new online purchasing tool specifically for TravelWise members, enabling staff to purchase monthly, seasonal or annual passes using their credit or debit card at a discounted rate.
To register, visit www.travelwisecorporatepass.ca
Passes will be couriered to the Parking and Transportation Resources office by the 28th of each month. Passes will then be sent via inter-office mail to their recipients.
Participants in the Corporate Bus Pass program are also eligible to claim the federal transit credit on their income tax. For more information, please click here.
Emergency Ride Home
When employees begin to carpool, use transit or commit to active transportation as an alternative way to get to work, they are eligible to take part in the Emergency Ride Home program. This program is designed as an insurance policy for participants who do not have immediate access to a vehicle while at work and need to leave in emergency situations.
To register, fill out the Emergency Ride Home Form