Published on May 12th, 2016 |0
LBI partner RentPath awarded Georgia Commute Honors prize
A digital media company with brands including Rent.com, ApartmentGuide.com and Rentals.com, RentPath partnered with Livable Buckhead to promote commute options when it moved its office to the Buckhead area in August.
A proactive education and outreach effort, as well as a transportation benefits program, enticed more than 20 percent of RentPath’s employees to use a commute alternative such as transit, vanpooling or teleworking.
With Livable Buckhead’s assistance, RentPath developed a transportation benefits program that pays employees a monthly stipend if they opt out of parking, and provides additional savings by allowing employees to pay for discounted monthly transit passes through pre-tax payroll deductions.
To identify potential carpooling and vanpooling opportunities, RentPath worked with Livable Buckhead to create a dot map, a visual representation of areas employees commute from. As a result, RentPath was able to launch a company-exclusive vanpool soon after the move to Buckhead, and additional employees joined an existing vanpool. RentPath also enhanced its telework program.
“Anytime a company relocates, it has an impact on employee commutes,” said Kelly Bergeron, Chief HR Officer of RentPath. “It was really important to RentPath that we identify and support a variety of commuting alternatives as part of our move. Livable Buckhead was a tremendous partner in helping us put together a successful program.”
Georgia Commute Honors is an annual awards program recognizing the metro Atlanta’s best employer commute programs and clean commuters. This is the 4th time that a Livable Buckhead partner has been recognized.
For more information about Livable Buckhead and its commute programs, visit www.livablebuckhead.org/commute.