DOWNTOWN TAMPA Commuting
Commuting in downtown Tampa can save you money and the stress of downtown Tampa traffic while doing your part to combat poor air quality. Let us help you understand how to commute in downtown Tampa. We can help you choose which commute option(s) work best for you – carpool, vanpool, bus, walk, bike or telework. Take advantage of the many free services available such as carpool partner searches, individual trip planning assistance, tax-savings tips, bike pool groups and more.
- Find a carpool partner using the EZRide online database.
- Determine eligibility and enroll in the Emergency Ride Home Program (free taxi ride home from work in an emergency).
Walking or biking may actually save you time and money if you consider your commute time part of your daily exercise program. Most buildings have bike racks and lockers/showers. Access a list of cyclists looking for “bike pool partners.”
Tampa Bay Commuters
Take the Tampa Bay Commuters Pledge: Between February and June 2019, commuters around Tampa Bay will pledge to commute to work through public transit, biking, carpooling, walking, and teleworking. The campaign was created by the Tampa Downtown Partnership, New North Transportation Alliance, and Westshore Alliance. This campaign is funded by the Florida Department of Transportation District Seven Commuter Assistance Program. These organizations work together to promote transportation choices that improve commuting to work or school.
Best Workplace for Commuters
Tampa’s Downtown is a nationally recognized “Best Workplaces for Commuters District.” Our urban core was the first in Florida and only one of 16 in the country to gain this status. Downtown Tampa employees are eligible for a comprehensive commuter benefits program including subsidized vehicles, free emergency taxi rides home and reduced fare on trolleys.
These programs tend to improve a company’s bottom line while bettering quality of life issues for employees and the communities in which they live. Many companies may already qualify. The application process to become a Best Workplace for Commuters only takes a few minutes and can be done online.