Commuting to work just got easier

Recent changes make it easier for local employees to manage their commuter benefits

August 14, 2018 in Our Commitment


Ruperto Salinas and Christopher Jeckel are just two of the thousands of Boeing employees who rely on the company’s commuter benefits to help them get to and from work.

Now they and their colleagues have a new commuter management system — Going to Boeing — at their fingertips. Enterprise Commuter Services recently launched the system in an effort to make it easier for U.S. employees to manage their commuter benefits.

Jeckel, a trade control specialist in Tukwila, Wash., has been using Boeing’s ride share and transit reimbursement benefits since he joined the company three years ago.

“I use the benefits because they make my life easier,” he said. “Another really cool perk of using the benefits is that I get to meet new people while commuting.”

Salinas, a product data management specialist at Boeing, appreciates the extra money in his wallet.

“Getting money back each month is a nice perk, especially with increased summer gas prices,” he said. “The benefit equates to almost a full tank of gas.”

Salinas also uses the vanpool to ease the burden of his 90-mile round-trip commute.

“In addition to saving on gas, I’m avoiding putting additional mileage and wear and tear on my vehicle, and that’s really important to me,” he said.

In place at Boeing for nearly 25 years, commuter benefits help employees reduce their carbon footprint, save money and make commuting less stressful.

“Commuter benefits are just one component of Boeing’s Total Rewards portfolio,” said Heather Haynes-O’Brien, director of Human Resources Services. “Making it easier for employees to get to and from work, while also saving them money through pre-tax deductions for transit benefits, fits with our philosophy of providing employees with a comprehensive pay and benefits package.”

By Bridget O'Meara