Discovering Better Commutes for Happier Employees. - Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
Discovering Better Commutes for Happier Employees.

By Commute PA
A feature piece from our Spring 2024 issue of the Lancaster Thriving Publication.  

Rebranding for the future:
Commuter Services of PA announced a meaningful brand evolution and relaunch of transportation services in Lancaster and surrounding counties! The program has been a trusted regional transportation resource, helping people navigate their commutes. Moving forward it will be known as “Commute PA: Greener Trips. Cleaner Air.” The rebranding with a new modern logo, colors, and tagline embodies Commute PA’s commitment to an easier green commute experience. This transformation is driven by their dedication to serving commuters, local employers, community organizations, and stakeholders while fostering a connected and thriving community.

Transportation sparks economic growth

Commute PA is a Transportation Demand Management(TDM) program aimed at reducing congestion, conserving natural resources, and improving safety and mobility at a regional level. TDM programs work to develop strategies to improve overall efficiency in transportation systems by influencing travel behavior and promoting options such as carpooling, van pooling, biking, walking, telecommuting, and public transit.Commute PA’s team provides a turn-key approach for employers and organizations in the region to help create positive commute experiences for their employees and members of the public.This wide array of programs and services is available for free and will help improve attendance, enhance productivity, reduce parking costs, save on payroll taxes, achieve sustainabilitygoals,and facilitategreater access to transportation options in the hope of removing barriers for commuters and travelers. Providing access to transportation resources helps to connect people with jobs in their community, which in turn helps to improve the economic impact of business because they are fully staffed.

Commute PA staff will develop a custom plan and implement programs based on business needs and location. Some options that can be customized include carpool/vanpool programs; transit information services; and providing bicycling/walking resources and education. By working with Commute PA, employers across their area foot print of Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York counties can tap into additional services to improve employee recruitment and retention while navigating the challenging and competitive aspects of workforce development.

Impact through collaboration

While attending Lancaster Metropolitan Planning Organization meetings and maintaining open communication with Red Rose Transit, local active transportation commitees, and PennDOT, theCommute PA staff stays connected on emerging transportation trends in the Lancaster area. Being actively engaged with key stake holders and educating them on how to access transportation services and tools helps everyone commute smarter. By helping the community find reliable, cost-effective, and safe solutions to ease regional travel obstacles, all participants can attract top talent for local businesses, find better suitable employment opportunities, and create a more sustainable and equitable transportation system for all.

Lancaster 2023 Highlights

•50,258 green trips were tracked within Lancaster County using Commute PA while781,156 miles were reduced from county roads.

•Coordinated a Regional BikeShare Committee and promoted the Bike It Lancaster bike share program.

•Eurofins was one of theBest Workplaces for Commuters for the 7th year.

•Franklin and Marshall College won College Month for another year tracking700 green trips in October and took first place in the Bike Month competition tracking294 bike trips in May.

•Eurofins captured first place in September’s Car Free Month with 1,733 green trips, as well as our Earth Month Challenge with over 1,000 green trips tracked.

•For the second year in a row, the County of Lancaster beat other county government locations throughout the region in our Clash of the Counties event. Employees reduced 357 trips!

Ready to streamline commutes and empower your employees? Call us at 1.866.579.7433 or visit to discover how our programs can benefit your business.

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