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2009 General Batma Presentation


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2009 General Batma Presentation

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  2. 2. Our Mission<br />The Buckhead Area Transportation Management Association (BATMA) works cooperatively with community partners to improve mobility, accessibility and air quality in Buckhead by sponsoring programs and providing incentives to encourage commuters to take transit, carpool, vanpool, telework, bike and walk to work. <br /><ul><li>Over 80 businesses
  3. 3. Over 20 property management firms
  4. 4. Over 3,000 commuters</li></li></ul><li>BATMAHow are We Funded?<br />
  5. 5. What we do<br />
  6. 6. Community Services<br />PIEDMONT ROAD @ TOWER PLACE DRIVE (NORTHBOUND)<br />A fast, frequent and FREE way to make tracks around Buckhead.<br />PIEDMONT ROAD @ LINDBERGH DRIVE (SOUTHBOUND)<br />
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  8. 8. Commuter Services<br />
  9. 9. Commuter Services<br />The equivalent of: 2 Carpools 1 Vanpool 1 Xpress bus<br />What seems like an endless stream of cars in this photo …<br />Is only 88 people<br />
  10. 10. Carpool<br />It only takes two or more commuters riding in a personal vehicle to form a carpool<br />You don’t have to carpool everyday – Carpooling 1 day a week will reduce your commute costs by 20%<br />BATMA will help find you find a partner<br />
  11. 11. Vanpool<br /><ul><li>An arrangement by which a group of 7 – 15 people commute to work in a van leased by a 3rd party provider
  12. 12. Vanpools operate like mini-transit services & run on a set schedule
  13. 13. Have a flat fare of</li></ul>$75 $90 $100<br />The price includes gas, insurance and maintenance<br />
  14. 14. Transit<br />
  15. 15. Transit<br />
  16. 16. Alternative Work Schedules<br />Flex-Time <br />Flex-Time allows employees to set their own start and end times for work <br />There are core hours everyone must work<br />Allows you to avoid peak commute times<br />Compressed Work Weeks<br />Compressed Work Weeks allow you to shorten your work week <br />4/40 – 40 hours in 4 days allows one day each week off <br />9/80 – 80 hours in 9 days allows one day off every other week <br />
  17. 17. Telework<br /><ul><li>Teleworking replaces travel to and from work with working at home or another location on a full or part time basis
  18. 18. Teleworking is the only commute option that completely eliminates air pollution and significantly reduces traffic congestion</li></li></ul><li>Bike / Walk<br /><ul><li>Bikes are allowed on most transit systems
  19. 19. Discounted Confident City Cycling classes taught by the Atlanta Bicycle Campaign
  20. 20. Great Team Building Activity</li></li></ul><li>It must have been something I ate…<br />The Guaranteed Ride Home program (GRH) provides commuters who carpool, vanpool, bike or take transit to work with up to five free taxi rides* home or to their car in the event of one of the following: <br />  <br />*Rental cars available for those who live far away<br />
  21. 21. How to Get Started<br />
  22. 22. Incentives<br />
  23. 23. Employer Services<br /><ul><li>Free consultation with a telework expert on how to develop a telework program or improve a current program
  24. 24. Provide an alternative commute option plan to help you implement or improve your organization’s green initiative plans initiatives
  25. 25. Georgia Telework Tax Credit
  26. 26. Tax Credit up to $20,000 available for starting new program
  27. 27. Additional $1,200 available for each new teleworker
  28. 28. Application due October 31st. </li></li></ul><li>Employer Services<br />Employees can participate in commuter benefits programs only if the programs are offered by their employer.<br />
  29. 29. Employer Services<br />Provide you with marketing materials<br />Conduct onsite events; lunch and learns, lunch room displays, etc <br />
  30. 30. BATMA’s Efforts<br />In 2008 (excludes shuttle)<br />44.11 Tons of Emissions Eliminated <br />+6 tons over 2007 - increase of 16%<br />26,361,429 of Vehicle Miles Reduced<br />+4 Million over 2007 - increase of 18%<br />9 Adult Elephants<br />Miles reduced equals 1,062 trips around the Earth or 410,998 trips around Interstate 285.<br />
  31. 31. Resources<br /><ul><li>www.batma.orgBATMA
  32. 32.“the buc”
  33. 33. www.myridesmart.comRidematch
  34. 34. www.itsmarta.comMARTA
  35. 35. www.gctransit.comGwinnet Co. Transit
  36. 36. www.xpressga.comXpress Bus
  37. 37. Co. Transit
  38. 38. Co. Transit
  39. 39. sabrina@batma.orgSabrina Bawuah
  40. 40. scott@batma.orgScott Cantrell</li></li></ul><li>