Earn cash for flexing your trips! The Flextime Rewards program will pay registered commuters an $8 incentive each time they avoid notoriously congested corridors in the Washington D.C. region. It’s a simple way to reward commuters that have flextime available through their employers to help reduce traffic congestion during peak hour travel periods.
How does it work? It’s easy! First, check to see if your employer allows for flextime, then become a Commuter Connections member by registering here. Once logged in to your account, opt into the program and select the Flextime Rewards option on the right-hand side of the page. See below screenshot for guidance.
When joining the program, you will be asked to select an eligible corridor that is part of your commute. Corridors currently eligible for the Flextime Rewards cash incentive include:
I-495 IL between VA-267 and I-270 Spur
I-495 OL between I-95 and MD-193
I-66 EB at VA-267
DC-295 SB at Benning Rd.
Don’t see the corridor you use for your daily commute? You can still sign up to receive daily congestion notifications to avoid wasting time sitting in traffic.
Once your registration is complete, you will begin to receive email notifications if higher-than-average traffic congestion is projected along your commute corridor(s). These emails contain suggested alternative departure times that may help you avoid the full brunt of the traffic jam. Those that use the defined Flextime Rewards cash-eligible corridors will receive the program incentive once a trip is logged.
If you decide to delay your trip, you’ll need to use the Commuter Connections mobile app to record your flextime trip. Simply log in to your Commuter Connections account using the mobile app, input your commute details, and select “Start Flextime Trip” from the menu. The app will passively record your trip and shut off automatically when you’ve reached your destination. If your trip takes place on a cash-eligible corridor, congratulations – you just earned $8!
Some restrictions apply. Click here to read the participation guidelines and see if your commute is eligible for participation!
Congratulations to our first Flextime Rewards winner! Kelly avoided traffic and won some cash!
Here’s what Kelly had to say about the Flextime Rewards program:
“The online sign-up for Flextime Rewards was quick and easy. It was easy to adjust my departure time, check traffic, or adjust my route home to shorten my commute during heavier than normal traffic times. I have already recommended it to my friends—two already signed up!”