Movability members and Mobility Challenge participants use a variety of services and options to help mitigate the impacts of traffic on their employees and on their bottom line. Click on the links to see read about each employer’s mobility work.
With over 75,000 visitors to campus each day, parking at the University of Texas is a limited commodity. UT Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) manages the 12 parking garages and surface lots on campus and devotes considerable time and resources to promoting alternatives to single-occupancy vehicle trips to and from the Forty Acres.more
In 2011 Cirrus Logic was getting ready to move from its former headquarters at Loop 360 and MoPac to a new home in downtown Austin, and as part of that move Cirrus’ leadership also started thinking about better ways to get employees to work. Not only would commute times change, a downtown location had implications for parking availability and for filling the streets with more cars. The company began working with Movability in order to...more
Austin-based Texas Mutual Insurance Company knows that traffic in Austin impacts more than just our time – it’s also a quality of life and work issue.
The company took on the Mobility Challenge in 2016 because it saw addressing mobility as a way to attract and retain top workers. Jeremiah Bentley, Senior Manager for Marketing and Community Affairs with Texas Mutual, says the nature of the business allows the company to provide...more
NetSpend – a leading provider of reloadable prepaid cards – first contacted Movability Austin in 2014 when they began running out of parking spots for their 384 downtown employees. The growing company knew that they needed to help connect employees with other commute modes, and they began exploring ways of doing that.
Participating in the Mobility Challenge gave NetSpend a chance...more
University Federal Credit Union was one of the earliest Mobility Challenge adopters, participating in the first Mobility Week in 2014. By taking the Mobility Challenge to reduce the number of employees driving alone at peak rush hours the credit union wanted to improve both the well-being of the community and its employees.
“UFCU recognizes how congested roadways impact our community and in particular our employees,” says Jeff Flanagan,...more
When the Mobility Challenge began in 2014, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) was one of the first companies to participate – and since taking the challenge, the company has continued to connect employees with mobility options.
Problems on both a micro and macro scale – time wasted in traffic and air pollution – prompted AMD to take the challenge. The company has...more
Full service commercial real estate company Endeavor Real Estate Group joined the Mobility Challenge in 2016 both to take on an active role as a corporate leader and to help improve employee morale and retention.
“It was a request made by our mayor, and we wanted to be good, constructive ‘corporate’ citizens,” says Becky Heston, Principal with Endeavor. “That’s what brought the Mobility Challenge to our attention, but we also recognized...more
Austin’s Silicon Labs is located in the heart of downtown, which is great for walking to meetings and restaurants and being part of a vibrant business district – but not so great for employees driving in rush hour traffic to get to work.
“Our employees experience traffic on every possible corridor, from downtown streets to freeways and toll roads, to get to work every day,” says...more
Member-owned financial cooperative Amplify Credit Union has been in Austin since 1967, long enough to see a lot of traffic growth in this city! With locations all over the Austin area, Amplify knows that long commutes and transportation costs add up to cause huge stress on team members. The credit union is also growing and adding more workspace for added team members can be a challenge. With that in mind, Amplify joined the...more