Travel Reduction Resources for Small Businesses

The quality of the air we breathe is more important than ever. All Arizonans deserve the cleanest possible air today, and for our future, and we can all make a positive difference through our daily choices and actions — such as researching ways to reduce traffic congestion and, in turn, emissions contributing to air pollution. Thank you for taking the first step by visiting this page, created in partnership with local organizations and agencies, to access up-to-date travel reduction initiative tools and resources for small businesses.

Here, employers can find information about public transit, carpools, vanpools, biking, walking and alternative fuel vehicle opportunities. We will also update this page with information about alternatives to traditional daily commutes, such as maximizing telework, staggering work schedules and providing compressed work week options.

Together, we can help clean our air, minimize traffic congestion and reduce transportation-related air quality impacts, all while saving money.

Sharing the Ride

The following links provide information about protecting your health while carpooling, vanpooling and using public transit.

  • Valley Metro — Stay safe while you ride | Learn More >
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — Protect yourself when using transportation | Learn More >

Developing Travel Reduction Programs

The following links can help employers develop travel reduction options for their staff.

  • Valley Metro Commute Solutions — Travel reduction tools for Valley employers | Learn More >
  • Template for including travel options in an employee manual | Download Template >
  • Transportation resources available from Arizona’s travel reduction programs:
    • Maricopa County Travel Reduction Program | Learn More >
    • Pima County: Pima Association of Governments Travel Reduction Program | Learn More >
    • Pinal County Travel Reduction Program | Learn More >

Collaborating with the Business Community

The following links provide information to make employee commutes and routine business travel more efficient. In addition, several programs offer recognition.

  • Arizona Green Business Program — Local First — provides best practices for travel and other actions you can take to reduce your company’s impact and bottom line, as well as provide recognition for efforts | Learn More >
  • Best Workplaces for Commuters Program — provides qualified employers with national recognition for offering outstanding commuter benefits | Learn More >

More ADEQ Air Quality Resources

  • Air Quality Forecasting — Provides Air Quality Index (AQI) and Air Quality Risk-Based (AQR) forecasts | Learn More >
  • Download Air Arizona App— Air quality forecasts, alerts and actions on your mobile device | Learn More >
  • ADEQ Air Quality Flag Program — Notifies communities about local air quality conditions | Learn More >
  • Arizona Air Quality Monitor Report — Air Quality Index (AQI) values for all available monitors across the State of Arizona | View Report >

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