Moving Less? Do More!
Is your workplace suddenly putting a remote work policy into effect? Remote work is one of the options Movability helps our members implement. We realize that many employers didn't plan on having a workforce doing work remotely, and we're here to help!
Follow this page and #MoveLessDoMore on social media for best practices, questions, challenges, and ideas around remote work. Do you have thoughts around telework you'd like to share? Please give us your input about telework topics here.
If your workplace would like help putting a custom plan together, we can help with that too! Contact Kate Harrington to learn more.
Welcome To Movability
Movability is Central Texas’ first and only transportation management association. We are solely dedicated to working hand in hand with employers to improve the regions’ economic vitality by connecting commuters with mobility options that save time and money.
Movability’s members are employers from public and private sectors, and hail from all over the larger Austin region. We work closely with members to create mobility plans that in turn let them connect their employees with a wide range of mobility options.
Our members leverage mobility programs to reach their business goals, including attracting and retaining top talent, reducing facilities costs, and leading in corporate stewardship. Members also benefit from exclusive events, networking, and educational opportunities.
The Mobility Challenge
Enrollment for the 2020 Mobility Challenge is under way! There are a limited number of spots for this opportunity to get customized, detailed mobility planning for your company at no cost beyond membership. Contact Kate Harrington to learn more and sign up for the Mobility Challenge.
Whether it's reducing costs associated with parking spaces or improving recruiting and retention efforts, employers in Central Texas have lots of reasons to help their employees take time back from traffic. Watch the video to the left to see what some Mobility Challenge participants have to say about what the initiative has done for them. Learn more about the Mobility Challenge.
Introducing NPO Go
We are proud to be launching a new service for 501 (c)3 organizations called NPO Go! NPO Go! will bring Movability’s services at little to no cost to Central Texas nonprofit organizations, which face the same parking challenges as other employers, but often with a much tighter budget.
Driving alone during peak commute times hurts employers’ bottom lines, employee health, and our region’s economy. Movability helps its members take back their time from traffic and boost their business.
everyday commute heroes!
- See how everyday Commute Heroes get around Central Texas using mobility options!
- nominate a commute hero
Lisa Kay Pfannenstiel is Movability's executive director, and earned a spot as our latest Commute Hero by giving up her parking spot when Movability moved to our new office space. She did her research before the move and depending on the weather and her schedule, uses the bus, her electric bike, or a combination of those options to get to and from Movability's downtown office. The Movability team also has a ZipCar account and Revel account to help us get to meetings that aren't located near transit or in bike-able areas.
Denise and her husband both work for Movability member Amplify. “I am fortunate that my husband and I work for the same company. We choose to own one car and ride together to and from work. Amplify offers preferred carpool spots close to the entrance of its building, and gives “points” to employees through its employee recognition system to help incentivize mobility options like carpooling."
Way to go, Denise!
Nerey works for Facebook and takes transit to work. Way to go, Nerey!
“I started taking the #2 bus from East Austin to downtown every day, twice a day, when I started my job at Facebook. With limited (and expensive!) parking choices downtown, this was a no-brainer for me. My employer makes this option easy for me and I feel great about reducing my carbon footprint and contributing less to Austin traffic by keeping my car off the road during peak hours.”
"Movability is one of the top five most effective TMAs in the country. It partners with Austin’s employers to allow them to create jobs without strangling the region in traffic congestion. Movability helps employers attract and retain young talent. They make more effective use of the region’s infrastructure, by filling empty seats on cars, buses, and trains. They are the perfect example of private industry collaborating with government to support the public good and a stronger economy."
- Jeff Tumlin, Director of Strategy at Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates
"Movability is breaking down silo walls brick by brick, connecting people who might never have thought to be introduced, much less work together. Because Movability shares our vision and had confidence in us, we now have two innovative mobility projects in the works that can become high-impact models for Central Texas. We will get nowhere on the mobility crisis if we all just 'stay in our lane.' Whether it is economic development, health, carbon emissions, transportation, affordability, safety, land use, or sustainability, all are part of solving the mobility crisis. Movability is working to connect these for greater impact and innovation. In my view, this is what Movability does best."
-Susan Engelking, Executive Director, Institute for Community MicroMobility