BETTER YOUR BUSINESS
SAVE TIME AND MONEY.
Between saving money on payroll taxes to cutting down on employee turnover, commute options better your business. At WTA, we want to help create a benefits package that's not only right for your business, but exciting and fun for your employees.
Attract and retain talent with commuter benefits. Your employees are spending both time and money to get to work, and they want you to help them get there. 7 out of 10 employees believe that their employers should take the lead in helping them reduce commuting costs, and 2 out of 3 would take another job to improve their commute.
Employees who have an active commute report higher rates of happiness and good health. This impacts your bottom line: regular physical activity can improve an employee's work performance by up to 52%. Portland-area workers who take transit, bike, or walk are also more satisfied with their commute compared to those who drive.
Offering a transit benefit fare program is a win-win for employers and employees. Since transit benefits are considered tax-free benefits, not employee wages, your company saves 7.65% in payroll taxes. Even better, your employees will save up to 40% on their commuting costs - it's like getting a raise!
Support policies that support your business. Increasing walking and bicycling is directly correlated with revenue growth for local businesses. This is particularly important for retailers, as they stand to benefit from being located in vibrant and pedestrian-friendly commercial districts. If your employees can get to work easily, so can your customers.
Traffic congestion diminishes regional competitiveness and slows economic growth. As a domestic freight hub, our economy is highly dependent on an efficient and reliable transportation system. Even if your business is not directly related to the traded sector, efficient movement of goods and people impacts your bottom line.
To foster long-term resilience and success, a sustainable business model is the norm, not the exception. Offering robust and varied commute options helps companies and organizations manage fiscal, social, and environmental risks.
Travel options better business - hear it from employees:
“The program makes you feel appreciated as an employee because it shows that your employer is working to give you options.”
- Matt, Kaiser Permanente
“It was really cool having the bikes here for our meetings. We were much more productive when we could talk things through while on a bike ride.”
- Alex, Columbia Sportswear