incenTrip Program Guidelines
The purpose of the Commuter Connections Rewards Program within the incenTrip Mobile Application (“incenTrip”) is to encourage commuters to take Single Occupant Vehicle (SOV) alternatives when commuting to and from work. By doing so, the overall transportation network will experience less strain as the demand for vehicles on roads is reduced. Instead of driving alone, incenTrip users are encouraged to rideshare, take transit, bike, etc.
A secondary benefit from incenTrip is the ability to help commuters who cannot feasibly participate in SOV-alternatives identify and avoid congested roadways. Additionally, incenTrip monitors driving habits and offers customized tips to help promote eco-driving.
incenTrip is targeted and available for commuters in the Washington, DC region. Commuters may use incenTrip to plan any and all trips; only work commutes completed during the peak commute hours will offer points.
Accumulating and Redeeming Points
Registered Commuter Connections members (“Users”) who link their accounts to the incenTrip mobile app will have the ability to earn points for planning and logging their eligible trips within incenTrip. Eligible trips are defined as work commute trips where travel originates at a home address and ends at a work office address, or vice-versa. Points can be earned for trips that occur during the peak commute times, defined for the purposes of this program as 6:30 am – 9:30 am and/or 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm during weekdays (excluding federal holidays). One (1) commute trip is eligible for points per each peak commute time window. A maximum of 100 points can be earned per trip. Additional ‘bonus’ points can be earned by completing goals, challenges, etc.
Points can be earned at variable amounts depending upon a user’s commuting habits. incenTrip is funded in part by grant funds stipulating a focus on “mode shift” away from drive-alone commuting. As a result, incenTrip awards a higher amount of points to new users trying out carpooling, transit, biking, or walking commutes. As users grow accustomed to these commute modes, point values awarded will change. Below is the point structure currently in place:
|Trip Type||Initial Phase||Sustain Phase – 1||Sustain Phase – 2||Sustain Phase – 3|
|Non-SOV (rideshare, transit, bike, walk)||100||90||75||50|
As an example: A user who regularly logs two daily non-SOV commute trips will spend 90 days in the Initial phase, 30 days in Sustain-1, 30 days in Sustain-2, and then placed in Sustain-3. The user will have earned approximately $310 over the course of his/her first six months of logging!
The below Terms are valid for all programs administered by Commuter Connections within incenTrip, including the Commuter Connections Rewards Program and the Maryland DOT Rewards Program.
- As a condition of participation, User must provide correct, current, and complete profile information.
- User must provide a valid home/mailing address. Program materials, including checks, will be sent to this address.
- User must provide a valid email address, phone number, and/or have downloaded the Commuter Connections app in order to earn points within incenTrip.
- Commuter Connections reserves the right to contact the User and/or the User’s employer to verify his/her participation in the Program and/or his/her commute behavior.
- The information provided by the User will be used by Commuter Connections to facilitate his/her participation in incenTrip.
- The incentives offered through incenTrip are provided to applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis and that Commuter Connections has the right to terminate this Program at any time without notice.
- Users may earn up to $600 per calendar year through Commuter Connections’ various incentive programs, including both the Commuter Connections Reward Program and the Maryland DOT Reward Program within incenTrip. This is also in combination with Commuter Connections’ other incentive programs (CarpoolNow, Flextime Rewards, and ‘Pool Rewards).
- If a dispute arises regarding any aspect of incenTrip, including, but not limited to, interpretation of the Program Guidelines, accuracy of the information the User provides, or the User’s eligibility to participate, Commuter Connections shall be the final decision-maker regarding such disputes. Any decision will be final and binding on the User’s status as a User in incenTrip.
- Commuter Connections reserves the right to alter the points allocation formula and/or points redemption values at any point without prior notification to the User.
- Any incentive payments received by User from Commuter Connections are subject to federal and state income taxes. The User is solely responsible for any liability that may result from such incentive payments.
- Commuter Connections reserves its rights to pursue any penalties and remedies to the fullest extent of the law against a User who knowingly provides false misleading information, knowingly receives public funds fraudulently, and/or knowingly abuses the use of public funds.
- By providing information to Commuter Connections, User understands that such information may be used by Commuter Connections or a third party to contact User regarding his/her interest in additional financial incentives, additional programs or services, or for information related to his/her experience using alternative modes of transportation. If User does not wish to be contacted for these reasons, they can indicate so by checking a box when creating a Commuter Connections account profile
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