A look at commute stories from the past week

Mexico elevates safe mobility to a basic human right Last October 14th, Mexican government leaders unanimously voted to add this amendment to the country’s constitution: “Every person has the right to mobility under conditions of safety, accessibility, efficiency, sustainability, quality, inclusion and equality.” Read more about this trailblazing declaration over at The City Fix. Commutes…

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How Employers Are Helping Workers Commute Safely During the Pandemic

[The following is an excerpt from an article written by Joseph Romsey and published by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) on October 21, 2020.] The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated working from home, as well as flexible scheduling and other flexible work arrangements. With so much uncertainty about public health, many employees don’t…

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PODCAST: Shining A Light On Your Commute To Work

Our very own Kelly Koster, Director of Marketing, joins Greg and Dave at the Boiling Point podcast to discuss how Luum is helping organizations build their best commute program. And how the pandemic is reshaping the role of commuter benefits (for the better!) in a flex work world. In This Episode First 10 MinutesLearn about…

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Our re-imagined Seattle streets are good for economy, environment

By E. Sohier HallSpecial to The Times While we collectively yearn for a return to pre-COVID-19 normalcy, there are some changes we’ve made to survive this pandemic we may want to keep. Among them is the use of our shared and public spaces. In a struggle to survive, for example, restaurants have created outdoor seating spaces…

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Trakk debuts Mobility-Management and Reservation System, announces partnership with Luum

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Trakk, Inc., a San Francisco-based, venture-funded company, today announced the immediate availability of their Trakk Mobility-Management and Reservation System. Trakk enables operators and managers of fixed-route services, including corporate commute programs, last-mile shuttles, and shuttle loops to design, manage and optimize multi-passenger transportation, such as vans, buses and ferries, and provide a…

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Maria Berardo joins Luum Executive Team as first Head Of People and Operations

SEATTLE, Aug. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Commute Benefits Management Platform Luum today announced that Maria Berardo has joined its executive team as its first Head of People and Operations. The establishment of the position reflects the surge in demand by employers for Luum to set-them up with commute programs that cater to employee safety, flexibility and confidence. Educated in Argentina, the United…

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Luum’s Kelly (Hostetler) Koster Earns Emerging Leader Recognition from ACT

Kelly Hostetler, Director of Marketing at Luum, was awarded the President’s Award for Emerging Leader at the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) National Awards sponsored by Luum and held during the ACT Virtual International Conference on August 5, 2020. Selected by ACT President Connie McGee, the Emerging Leader Award recognizes a young professional within the…

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PSU partners with Luum to promote active commuting

SEATTLE and PORTLAND, Ore. (July 2, 2020) – Portland State University (PSU) has partnered with Luum, an enterprise commute benefit management platform that will provide PSU transportation administrators with a secure platform for targeted communications and employee commute data. The importance of active commuting, safety, and flexibility has risen drastically as organizations prepare to return…

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World-Class Viticulture and Commute Culture Intersect with Napa Valley Forward

Launched in January of 2020, the Napa Valley Forward (NVF) program seeks to lower drive-alone rates among those working (and commuting) in the Napa Valley.  With wide-ranging challenges to address, NVF represents a highly-coordinated, commute-improving collaboration between Napa Valley employers, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), Steer and Luum.  We invite you to read more about the…

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