InTouch - 10/11/2007  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Whence the future?
•  BDA to host City Council Candidates Forum
•  City rolls out mobility, livability projects
•  BAM's five exhibitions, 2-for-1 BDA Member offer
•  IBT's Dracula returns to Meydenbauer Theatre
•  Commute around I-405 construction
•  Countdown to Roads & Transit vote
•  Lessons from New York City
•  Ten global trends affecting downtowns
•  Welcome New Members!


Commute around I-405 construction

Sarah Vega, TransManage Program Manager

Commuting continues to become a more stressful and costly part of an employee’s day. This challenge can affect a company's ability to recruit and retain top talent, as well as maintain morale and productivity in the office. With two years of construction started on I-405 from Renton to Bellevue and a growing downtown, it’s now more important than ever to encourage options that ease the commute.

Commute Advantage is a new program designed to help business leaders tackle this challenge head on.  During I-405 construction, TransManage will offer $25 rebates for each FlexPass purchased by new clients, carpool and vanpool incentives, free commute planning assistance, ridesharing events and much more. There are tools and resources available to downtown employers of every size, budget and industry.

To get started, simply attend one of our workshops to learn more about I-405 construction projects and the Commute Advantage, or give us a call today. We’ll help you explore your options and implement a tailored Commute Advantage program just for your employees. Commute Advantage—just one more way we’re making a great place together!

Tuesday, November 6
2-3 p.m.
One Bellevue Center
411-108th Ave. NE

Wednesday, November 7
7:30-8:30 a.m.
Symetra Financial
777-108th Ave. NE

Thursday, November 8
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Bellevue City Hall
450-110th Ave. NE

Friday, November 9
9-10 a.m.
Plaza Center
10900 NE 8th Street

Please RSVP to 425.990.3097 or

Commute Advantage is offered by TransManage in partnership with WSDOT, King County Metro and the City of Bellevue.