TravelWise is a Transportation Management Association (TMA) that provides tools and services to help organizations find commuting solutions to reduce the number of employees driving alone to work. Through a public-private partnership, the program works with employers across Waterloo Region to provide innovative strategies that encourage taking transit, cycling, walking and carpooling to work.
Employees gain access to online trip planning and carpool matching software, discounted transit passes, and an emergency ride home service.
Read on to find out how your organization can join and the services we offer.
Become a TravelWise Member Organization Today!
TravelWise connects with organizations of any size across many sectors though our Small Business, Corporate and Developer memberships. We are happy to meet with you to discuss membership options and how promotion of sustainable commuting options can align with your organization's corporate culture and goals.
Contact TravelWise at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-575-4400 x7349.
Free 2-Year TravelWise Memberships for Cambridge Workplaces!
Region of Waterloo is currently offering workplaces located in Cambridge free two-year TravelWise Memberships!
This opportunity is funded through the Region's Transit Supportive Strategy for the City of Cambridge.
TravelWise Services - For Member Employees
Discounted Corporate Transit Passes
Employees of TravelWise Member Organizations can purchase discounted 3, 6, 9, or 12-month transit passes.
To view pricing and to purchase, visit the TravelWise Corporate Pass page.
Carpool Matching and Trip Planning Software
Employees can search for carpool matches or log commuting trips to see their impact and cost savings. TravelWise members receive access to private networks for workplace specific initiatives.
To try searching for carpool matches and loggin trips, visit GoTravelWise.ca and make an account.
Emergency Ride Home Reimbursement Service
Employees who commute sustainably have access to an Emergency Ride Home program to reimburse travel costs if they need to leave work for an emergency or other unplanned event.
To see terms and conditions or submit a claim, download the Emergency Ride Home form.
TravelWise Services - For Member Organizations
Member organizations gain access to a shared support structure that is made up of five key pillars. These services are provided by TravelWise staff and are intended to support the milestone process. Innovative online tools, good data, and connection-building all lead to strong results.
TravelWise assists organizations in making informed decisions to provide effective commuting solutions. Member organizations will work through a set of four milestones to collect data, set goals, and carry out an action plan. No matter an organization's size, TravelWise will help develop internal policies and programs that support commuting options.
TravelWise will host on-site events for members wishing to promote TravelWise services and make sustainable commuting part of their workplace culture.
We structure a calendar year that helps organizations fully utilize the Promotions, Reporting and Recognition support of their membership, all while keeping it simple. Some of the main promotional events TravelWise offers member organizations are outlined below.
Employee Commute Surveys
Why is Commuting Important?
Workforce demands are changing. The way we get to work is being redefined and employees are increasingly interested in having commuting options. Organizations staying ahead of the curve and proactively providing commuting programs and solutions are benefiting through:
- Reduced parking demand and costs
- Increasing employee satisfaction and retention
- Increasing access to top employees
- Positive corporate exposure and leadership