DEFENSE COMMUTER: Getting the Workforce Behind the Fence Back to Work

06/01/2022 7:00 AM | Anonymous

Gas prices got you down? TRAFFIC with the “new normal” is worse than before the pandemic.  Fortunately, there are new commute options to get to Fort Belvoir, and for a limited time, you can get paid for trying them out! 

Defense commuters are encouraged to sign up for the Federal Highway Administration’s Smartphone Incentives program, which will introduce you to new travel options to and from Fort Belvoir. Through a free navigation app, participants will receive suggestions to leave a little earlier or later than normal to avoid traffic, give transit a try, carpool, or even ride a bike to base depending on their commute, and many will earn gift cards to their favorite stores and restaurants just for giving those suggestions a try.

As part of this initiative, the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) is partnering with Metropia, Inc. to provide the Fort Belvoir employees access to GoEzy, a mobility app that tailors suggestions to improve your commute. The GoEzy app helps commuters like you find better ways to get around the region by bringing all travel options together into one convenient app. Even better, it suggests ways to save time and money and avoid the stresses of traffic. As part of the pilot, a private carpool group within the app for Fort Belvoir has been created. 

The program will allow anyone from Fort Belvoir to participate if you are a driver and willing to go through the Kingman Gate to drop off riders at DLA or INSCOM.  The concept is to introduce incentives to encourage carpooling among peak-period, peak-direction I-95 commuters going to DLA and INSCOM on Fort Belvoir. 

Want to learn more? Sign up at the Defense Commuter website and we’ll be in touch soon with information on how to get started.

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