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GoSaMo TMO

Hello! We’re the GoSaMo Transportation Management Organization, also known as the TMO. Our team is dedicated to reducing traffic, improving air quality, and promoting sustainable travel in Santa Monica.

 

The TMO is here to help employers and property managers comply with local transportation regulations and assist commuters, residents and visitors to find the mobility options that best suit their needs. Check out our services below to learn how we can help you, and join us at one of our virtual events to learn how we’ve already helped dozens of businesses and hundreds of travelers in Santa Monica.

 

Now let’s get moving!


Contact Us

Call
(213) 425-0970

Email
Info@GoSaMoTMO.org

Visit
1640 5th Street, Suite 227

Follow
@AskGoSaMo


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Businesses

Assistance with City requirements

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Commuters

Stuck in traffic? We can help!

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Events

Join us for an upcoming event!

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Our Staff

Our staff are dedicated to helping people find the best way to travel to, from and around Santa Monica. Look for us at community events or reach out to us directly using the contact info below.

Puja Thomas-Patel

Executive Director

Puja@GoSaMoTMO.org

Nathan Pope

TDM Coordinator

Nathan@GoSaMoTMO.org

 

Jayro Queme

Outreach Coordinator

Outreach@GoSaMoTMO.org

Hank Kaplan

Communications Coordinator

Hank@GoSaMoTMO.org


 

Resources for Commuters

Getting to Santa Monica can be a challenge. Luckily the TMO is here to help. Contact us at Info@GoSaMoTMO.org

  • One-to-One Commuter Assistance. Includes trip planning, transportation app training, and help figuring out how to transport kids to school and child care without driving.
  • Free TAP card for first-time riders. Request by emailing: Info@GoSaMoTMO.org
  • COVID-19 Commuting Resources (including public health guidelines for using transit, carpooling and vanpooling). Learn more.
  • Santa Monica Bike Center. This is where you can borrow a FREE bike to try bike commuting for commuting. Learn more.
  • E-Bike Buyers Guide. Use this guide to learn why and how to pick the right electric bike for you. Download here.
  • Complimentary newsletter. Subscribe here.
  • New to Commuting to Santa Monica? Check out the video below to discover all the ways you can commute and get around town!

 

 


 

Resources for Employers and Developers

We are here to help employers and developers with city transportation requirements, and are available by phone, email or social media to provide excellent customer service. Below are resources to help you achieve your transportation goals. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Let us know: Info@GoSaMoTMO.org

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    Employee Transportation Coordinator Handbook
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    ETC Certifications, Training, and Events
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    Sign up for our Monthly Newsletter
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    Click the links below for more shareable resources, programs, and helpful services:

    New Employee Orientation Templates

    Making sustainable travel a habit is easiest at the start of a new job. Providing employees with information about your ridesharing program during onboarding is key. These templates can be edited to include incentives you provide to reward employees for sharing the ride. 

    Bulletin Board and Intranet Materials

    Here's a roundup of links to PDFs you can download/print for your bulletin boards or post to the commuting information web pages on your company portals. Don't see what you're looking for? Let us know: Info@GoSaMoTMO.org

    Return-to-Commuting Resources

    LA traffic has already returned to its pre-COVID levels, so it’s highly recommended that you consider your employees’ commuting and parking needs as you prepare your Return to Office plans, whether it remains fully remote, fully in-person, or a hybrid model. Your planning efforts are important in proactively supporting your employees, managing your parking supply, and reducing traffic congestion!

    Marketing, Networking and Outreach Events
    • ETC Marketing Workshops. We offer periodic marketing workshops to help you meet your annual ETC training requirement
    • Virtual Office Hours. These monthly events allow you to grow as an ETC and learn from others
    • Outreach Events. Invite us to your upcoming company event by emailing Info@GoSaMoTMO.org (due to COVID-19, we are only making virtual appearances)
    Emission Reduction Plan

    The GoSaMo TMO works with employers to implement on-site transportation demand management programs. As a fee for service, the TMO can also administer your annual Average Vehicle Survey and submit your mandatory Emission Reduction Plan. 

    GoSaMo Achievement Awards

    The City of Santa Monica and the GoSaMo TMO recognize employers who do an outstanding job with their commuter programs. Award recipients will receive press and social media coverage, City Council recognition, invitation to an Awards lunch and more. Employers can earn points by improving their Average Vehicle Ridership (AVR) and accomplishing certain activities each year.

    The last day to earn points for the 2020-2021 year is June 30, 2021. Here's more info on how to earn points.

    You can view the previous Award winners below and find an in-depth recap of the most recent GoSaMo Achievement Awards.

    2019-2020 Award Winners

    Platinum Award Recipients:

    • Kite Pharma (Stewart)
    • Kite Pharma (Broadway)

    Gold Award Recipients:

    • Kite Pharma (17th St)
    • King's Seafood

    Silver Award Recipients:

    • Bird Rides
    • Crossroads School For Arts & Sciences
    • Edmunds.com
    • Pacific Park
    • Arclight Santa Monica Place
    • Westside Family Health Center
    • Georgian Hotel
    • McDonald's (2nd St)
    • McDonald's (Lincoln)
    • Santa Monica College
    • Snyder Diamond
    • Wilshire Associates
    • Burke Williams Spa
    • DoubleTree Guest Suites Hotel
    • Heal the Bay
    • Izzy's Deli
    • The Macerich Company
    • Urth Caffe
    • Viceroy Santa Monica
    2018-2019 Award Winners

    Platinum Award Recipients:

    • Kite Pharma (Broadway)

    Gold Award Recipients:

    • Santa Monica College
    • Jonathan Club At The Beach
    • Cornerstone On Demand, Inc.
    • Moment Feed Inc (2nd St)
    • Kite Pharma (17th St)

    Silver Award Recipients:

    • Edmunds.com
    • Kite Pharma (Stewart)
    • Crossroads School For Arts & Sciences
    • Huntley Santa Monica Beach
    • Saint Monica Catholic Community
    • Bird Rides
    • Santa Monica Amusements
    • Snyder Diamond
    • New Roads School
    • MINI of Santa Monica
    • RAND
    • Volkswagen, Subaru, Lexus Santa Monica, Inc.
    • Hard Tail
    • UCLA Medical Center
    • Naughty Dog, Inc.
    • Urban Outfitters, Inc.
    • Snap, Inc.
    2017-2018 Award Winners

    Gold Award Recipients:

    •  Pacific Park

    Silver Award Recipients:

    • Carlthorp School
    • Santa Monica College
    • Snyder-Diamond
    • The Famous Enterprise Fish Company
    • The Gateway Hotel
    • Rubin Postaer & Associates
    • T.J. Maxx
    • Hulu
    • Edmunds.com
    • Abercrombie & Fitch
    • Jonathan Club at the Beach
    For Developers

    If you’re a developer with residential properties in the Downtown or Mid-City neighborhoods, help welcome your new residents with GoSaMo TMO’s New Resident Packets! Each packet contains a complementary TAP card pre-loaded with $5.25 in fare, an area-specific map, and key information about the many ways to get around Santa Monica.

    New Resident Packets are provided to developers at cost for a small fee and can be requested by contacting Info@GoSaMoTMO.org.

    Additional Services

    Don't have the time or resources to survey, complete your Emission Reduction Plan, or hire an Employee Transportation Coordinator?

    We can serve as the dedicated transportation consultant for your worksite for a fee. Contact us to get a quote and learn more about the services offered.

     

     

     

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