Military Outreach Contributes to Increase Incentive Program Participation
TRAFFIX staff has been making strides at local military installations around Hampton Roads. Over the past year, we have been working to improve commuter options by promoting the TRAFFIX office and ticket vending machine (TVM) in Building C-9 at Naval Station Norfolk.
“Emily Cass manages the TRAFFIX program onboard Naval Station Norfolk. Her hands-on engagement with our Military and DoD civilians has led to a 30% increase in the Navy’s Transportation Incentive Program (TIP). Her enthusiasm adds great value to the transportation team throughout all our Military Installations.”
—Herb Pittman, TIP Coordinator for Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic
Other projects include:
- Additional scheduled times to the Route 919 MAX bus to accommodate the COMNAVAIRLANT move to the Naval Support Activity (NSA) Complex off Terminal Boulevard
- Presentations at command indoctrinations
- And increasing vanpools at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and the Department of Defense Complex in Suffolk
Recently, Military Sealift Command has relocated their headquarters to Naval Station Norfolk. With this move, hundreds of commuters are looking for options and TRAFFIX is currently surveying the command to see how we can we can be of assistance and offer options for a stress-free commute.
With the success of the Navy partnership, Mrs. Cass was invited to speak at the 2016 Annual Transportation Research Board conference. In addition, Mrs. Cass co-authored an article with Sam Belfield of the HRTPO titled “Finding the Right Solution: Commuting to the World’s Largest Naval Base,” published in Roads & Bridges magazine.