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Parking Cash Out: An Introduction

Katie Thompson
Katie Thompson October 6, 2021 Katie is a Business Development Manager for Commute66 and Vanpool Connect programs at Arlington Transportation Partners. While living in a rural area meant that she completely relied on a vehicle, Katie has loved the financial freedom and independence she has gained by committing to a car-free lifestyle after moving to DC in 2017.

ATP Takeaway: Commute66 will be featuring a blog series on parking cash out programs. In this blog you will receive an introduction into parking cash outs, where to learn more, and what you can expect from this blog series in the future.

The teams at Commute66 and Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP) are working together to bring commuters, employers, residential properties, and commercial properties information on the numerous benefits everyone can experience when an employer implements transit benefits.

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What is a Parking Cash Out?

A parking cash out is a benefit employers can provide to their employees who choose to opt out of the parking benefit offered, give up their parking space, and choose to commute another way such as vanpool, carpool, biking, walking, or public transit. Studies have shown that providing employees with the choice of driving alone or receiving a parking cash out, many will choose to receive a parking cash out.

Mitigate parking management issues

Parking cash outs are one of the most effective ways to mitigate parking management issues caused by a shortage of parking or a growing demand for more. Currently, the demand for parking is expected to grow as more offices take on a hybrid work model. As we continue to respond accordingly to COVID-19, employers should provide these benefits to their employees as it is known to encourage flexibility and resiliency within the workforce, help redistribute parking spaces, and promote equity amongst their employees.

How to Learn More

To learn more about parking cash outs, subscribe to Commute66’s newsletter to receive notification of the next blog in the series: Successful Case Studies, Benefits of Parking Cash Outs, Tax Considerations, and more.

Sustain & Save

If you are an employer with a worksite located inside the beltway and within three miles of I-66, your company is qualified to join Commute66’s financial incentive program, Sustain & Save. This program offers a parking cash out to individuals who commute along I-66, pay tolls, and are willing to switch from driving alone to utilizing public transit, carpool, vanpool, walking, or biking.

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Photo Credit: Sam Kittner/Kittner.com for Arlington Transportation Partners

Tags: Carpool, Vanpool, Transit, Commute66, Parking Solutions, Sustain & Save

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