Project: Telecommute One Day a Week
Join the teleworking movement.
The nation’s worst traffic congestion (a dubious honor Washington, D.C. shares with Chicago) is one good reason to leave the car parked one day a week. In summer, air quality issues are another. Telecommuting one or more days a week helps reduce traffic, air pollution, energy use, and your stress level. You’ll also gain an extra hour or two for work or play when you work from home.
The Telework Facebook page from the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board; includes links to articles and information.
Info for businesses on starting or expanding telework programs from the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board.
Business tax credits up to $2,000 for each laptop used for telecommuters, and other business incentives from Maryland and Montgomery County.
I’d love to telecommute, but how do I convince my boss?
Consult this employee self-help guide, “Keep the Job, Lose the Commute,” developed by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, to learn more about what telecommuting is and how to address it with your boss.