The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) kicked off the year by announcing Monday, January 7, as the first day personal bicycles are allowed on Metrorail trains during weekday rush hour, ending a previous restriction of bikes on trains to off-peak hours.
Commuter benefits and programs
Your business or property can benefit through vanpool transportation and other sustainable transportation programs.
As transportation options change, Arlington businesses and properties likely need helpful information on how to best handle new modes. It’s a good thing you have a knowledgeable and free resource, with experts dedicated to help your company take advantage of new transportation like dockless e-bikes and e-scooters. Check out some of our frequently asked questions and download our guide for quick reference.
Take a moment to think about your transportation programs: telework, flexible scheduling, compressed work schedules, and/or transit benefits. How are they performing? Are you drowning in requests and questions from employees who want to benefit from these perks? Or, did you just check which perks are still offered because it’s been so long since anyone has mentioned them?
It’s a common practice during lease-up or in slow seasons for property managers to offer prospective residents free rent or waived parking fees to entice them to lease. Often these specials are successful in securing new residents, which looks good for short term reports. However, waiving significant recurring fees upfront only sets residents up for sticker shock at renewal when fees are reintroduced. A $200 monthly increase is harder to swallow after a year of free parking, as opposed to the expected 3% rent bump.
If you’re like me, you think about what you want to accomplish at the start of every year. Some of the most common resolutions revolve around losing weight and getting fit, saving money, spending quality time with family, and enjoying life a little more than you did the previous year. Whatever your goal may be, the key to success may be as simple as switching up your commute.