MCEDD has worked with the eastern Oregon-based nonprofit Commute Options since 2010 to offer Wasco and Sherman county employers an effective employee benefit tool that helps large and small employers address employee commute issues and enhance job satisfaction. In 2021, the Get There Rewards program has expanded to include employers based in Hood River County.
Contact Kathy Fitzpatrick, MCEDD Mobility Manager, to find out more.
What is the Get There Rewards program?
The Get There Rewards program changes personal travel behavior, improving health, saving money, and reducing parking needs. Joining the Get There Rewards program gets you a wide variety of benefits.
Commute Options can: provide your business with a customized transportation options plan, process and pay for incentives to employees, host Challenges and events and provide presentations, brochures, posters, training materials and a website, all geared towards promoting non drive-alone commuting choices. Commute Options staff can talk to your organization about bicycle commuter and business energy tax benefits, bike parking installation, transit options, carpool coordination, bicycle commuter safety, and The Oregon Friendly Driver training.
Employees at your business track their trips walking, biking, carpooling, vanpooling, riding the bus, and teleworking using the Get There Oregon website to earn a $20 gift certificate of their choice for every 45 points they log.