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Why carpooling is a safe transportation option for your employees

When re-evaluating your workforce’s transportation programs to be successful in this new COVID-19 landscape, it’s vital to keep safety at the forefront of your decision making process. After all, the safety of your people doesn’t begin the moment they arrive at the office–safety of your workforce starts the moment they step outside their front door.

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CommuteCon 2020

CommuteCon2020: Scoop and the Science of Smart Commuting

Connecting 1,500+ TDM experts virtually

As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to influence the way we live, work, and commute across the world, transportation industry leaders are working to create future-proof strategies that allow our cities to safely and effectively resume transportation for when commuting returns. 

On Wednesday, April 1, more than 1,500 Transportation Demand Management (TDM) experts gathered virtually from around the world for the fifth annual CommuteCon, the world’s largest annual online transportation and mobility conference held by RideAmigos, bringing leaders in search of smart and sustainable commuting solutions together to participate in a robust exchange of ideas. 

Among the list of expert speakers this year were Scoop’s Senior Director of Strategic Research Charlie Knuth, Professor Susan Shaheen of UC Berkeley’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center, LinkedIn Head of Bay Area Transportation Danielle Glaser, and Emerging Transport Advisors founder Timothy Papandreou.

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Carpooling investment pays off

In January, I attended the 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) to take in this year’s theme, A Century of Progress: Foundation for the Future. The TRB brings together the preeminent transportation researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers from government, industry, and academic institutions for a week of presentations and discussions on the present and future of transportation systems.

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Scoop + LinkedIn carpooling featured in World Economic Forum’s Corporate Mobility Challenge

As leaders of government and business—including more than 100 billionaires, 53 heads of state, and countless business leaders—gathered in Davos, Switzerland, for the 50th annual World Economic Forum (WEF), more than 3,000 participants came together to focus on this year’s theme: Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World. 

Financial and business leaders alike speaking onstage at Davos agreed that the momentum behind this global sustainability movement is carried by a new era of stakeholders: businesses with a bias for action.

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Where did your PTO go?
Employee Experience  Transportation  

Where did your PTO go? You may be surprised.

Every year, the U.S. Census Bureau uses the American Community Survey (ACS) to collect data from over 3.5 million households to better understand modern American life. Using over 40 survey questions, the ACS collects information on a variety of factors, including education, occupation, housing, commuting, and ancestry. 

We wondered: now that we’re all back from holiday vacations, just how much of our time do us Americans really spend commuting each year?

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