Alexandria, VA – GO Alex creates incentives to use public transportation within Alexandria City. By promoting public transit, ride share, bicycles, and walking, GO Alex’s goal is to reduce dependence on automobile use, improve the commuter experience, improve air quality, and assist employers with custom commuter programs for their employees.
The new program benefiting Alexandria businesses and employees is the SmartBenefits® Plu$50 Incentive Progam. When employers join SmartBenefits, employees can save nearly $1,700 in payroll and income taxes annually. This incentive helps recruit, retain, and motivate employees at local businesses.
Joining the SmartBenefits program is simple:
- Visit gov/public-transportation/employer-services to join the SmartBenefits Plu$50 Incentive Program*
- Complete the Commute Application so staff can join your business’s program**.
After signing up for the SmartBenefits Incentive Program, you can offer your employees pre-tax and subsidized commuter benefits. You will also receive free $50 SmarTrip cards for your staff to begin (or continue) encouraging clean, safe public transportation.
City of Alexandria Department of Transportation & Environmental Services Transit Specialist Christie Holland says, “We all have places to be, people to see, and needs to meet. GO Alex’s SmartBenefits Plu$50 Incentive Program makes traveling, moving goods, and sharing knowledge more affordable and flexible for businesses and employees.”
There is no limit to the number of employers and employees who can apply and begin their saving and safe travel journey, but the number of free $50 SmarTrip cards is limited, so don’t wait to apply! For more information, email [email protected] or call 703-746-4994.
* GO Alex SmartBenefits® Plu$50 Incentive Program is best for employers with 10 or more staff.
** Staff who do not have an existing SmarTrip card or account are eligible to receive a free $50 SmarTrip card.