1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204
SmartTrips Business is a free project offered by the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation to all employers in the city. Click here to request assistance for your business.
Why should your business invest in sustainable transportation?
Commute benefits, such as transit passes and bicycle reimbursements, are tax-free for your employees and your business
Research includes: Nieman, David, et al, “Immune Response to a 30-Minute Walk,” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise,Jan. 2005, pp. 57-62. Besser, Lilah, et al, “Walking to Public Transit: Steps to Help Meet Physical Activity Recommendations,” American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2005, Vol. 29, pp 273-280.
Businesses that offer attractive benefits are better able to attract and retain desirable employees. In one study, a large corporation saw an 87% decrease in employee turnover when the company improved commute options. Research: Winters, Philip, et al, “Quantifying the Benefits of TDM,” Center for Urban Transportation Research.
Learn more about Oregon's Business Energy Tax Credit program and federal tax benefits for promoting commute options.
Research: Wener, Richard, et al, “Commuting Stress: Psychophysiological Effects of a Trip and Spillover in the Workplace,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1924, pp. 112-117.
Employers - use this form to get more information about SmartTrips Downtown.