Safe Commute Guide helps employers get commuters to work safely

In partnership with RideKC, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the Full Employment Council, MARC has launched the Safe Commute Guide to help employers and commuters get to work safely during COVID-19.

As the region continues to balance the economic rebound and public health concerns during COVID-19, safe, accessible employer commute and telecommute practices remain critical to business continuity and resilience.

A supplement to the Safe Return KC Guide, the Safe Commute Guide empowers employers with tools, templates and resources to develop safe commute policies and practices.

The guide features an evaluation of each of the Kansas City area’s transportation options, addressing COVID-19 safety, reliability and cost-effectiveness as key concerns for employers and commuters alike.

In addition, the guide features local resources and best practices to help businesses and their commuters stay connected to transportation solutions. The guide can be found at MARC.org, or on the PrepareMetroKC website.

For questions about safe commute practices or to inquire about the guide, contact Natalie Phillips with the RideshareKC program at nphillips@marc.org.

Will riders return to public transportation?

How has COVID-19 impacted you and your constituents’ travel habits, motivations and fears? Do you plan on catching the bus or ridesharing any time soon? If you take transit, rideshare, or bike/scooter, we want to know how coronavirus has impacted the way you move around KC.

RideKC has launched a survey in partnership with KC Streetcar, RideshareKC, RideKC Bike & Scooter and RideKC Vanpool for metro-area commuters to gauge what the future might look like for transportation through the pandemic and beyond.

Feedback collected from the survey will be used to guide re-opening plans for local transportation providers. We hope to get a better sense of how commuters feel about their transportation options in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis and into the future and use those results to better serve the needs and desires of the community.

Please take a couple of minutes to complete the survey and pass it along to your networks.

To learn more about KC area transportation options and COVID-safe transportation habits, contact RideshareKC at rideshare@marc.org.