Sustainable Waterloo Region is proud to provide support services for TravelWise – the Region of Waterloo’s new Transportation Management Association. This program allows organizations across Waterloo Region to offer innovative and sustainable transportation options to their employees in order to reduce the number of single-occupancy vehicles traveling on our roads. By promoting sustainable transportation like walking, cycling, utilizing our public transit system, or carpooling, TravelWise can ease parking concerns, relieve traffic congestion, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote healthy lifestyles, and improve quality of life.

What We Do

Employers can improve individual commuting options for their workforce by playing a key role in providing healthy, affordable, and sustainable transportation choices for employees. TravelWise is available to employers across the Region, and helps member organizations implement the following programs with employees:

  • A ride matching service for carpoolers.
  • Grand River Transit (GRT) discounted corporate passes.
  • Emergency Ride Home Service for employees who need to leave work in emergency situations.
  • Employer Reporting that provides employees with simple tools to track their daily commute.

Our Impact

Transportation accounts for about 40% of emissions in Waterloo Region.  It also costs commuters and businesses a lot of money for gas and parking.  To see how TravelWise members are already seeing the benefits, check out this infographic on how employees get to and from work.


For more information on TravelWise, visit the Region of Waterloo’s TravelWise page or contact:

Mat Thijssen, TravelWise Coordinator
Click here to email Mat