Athenahealth released details of how it will seek to reduce the number of people driving to work alone, and it will participate in the town’s effort to bring a shuttle to Watertown.
On Wednesday, the company that owns the Arsenal on the Charles released its Transportation Demand Management plan that was created as part of its proposal to redevelop the former U.S. Army facility on Arsenal Street.
The plan calls for the company to employ a full-time, on-site Transportation Demand Management Coordinator, as would any subsequent owner of the complex. It will also join MassRides, a group that will “encourage healthy transportation options for employees.”
Athenahealth’s plan said the company will participate in the Watertown Transportation Management Association, which is likely to include a shuttle. The company said it would contribute in a proportional way with other developments in the area.
To help get word out about the commute alternatives, the company will host an annual employee transportation information event.
All new employees will receive a welcome packet with information about commuting. The packets will include:
- MBTA maps, schedules and fare information
- Athenahealth and TMA shuttle service routes, stops and hours of operation
- Location of bicycle parking areas within the campus
- Map of local and regional bicycle and pedestrian routes
- Commuter options available through MassRIDES’ and their NuRide program which rewards individuals that choose to walk, bicycle, carpool, vanpool or that use public transportation to travel to and from work
- Location and contact information for car sharing services
- Details of the Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program
See the entire plan here: http://www.watertown-ma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/19443