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The THEA Connected Vehicle Pilot offers a unique opportunity for your downtown Tampa business or organization to stand out as a contributor to the community and take pride in helping to shape the future of transportation.

We are looking for elite partners in the downtown Tampa deployment area to join our effort. We can’t do this without you! Read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity.

Partner Benefits

As a THEA Connected Vehicle Pilot elite partner, you will receive:

  • News release – We’ll announce your organization’s partnership with the THEA Connected Vehicle Pilot in a news release for you to distribute.
  • Recognition – Your organization will be featured on our website, where we’ll spotlight your team and share stories about why your team members want to be involved.
  • Social media mentions – We’ll share your organization’s story about your experiences with the pilot on our social media channels.
  • E-newsletter mentions – We’ll feature your organization’s stories, photos and pilot-related events in our quarterly e-newsletter, and we’ll provide content for your own newsletter or website.

Employee Benefits

As participants or fans of the THEA Connected Vehicle Pilot, your employees can take pride in helping to shape the future of transportation.

In addition to the potential safety and mobility benefits, individual participants will receive:

  • Toll rebate (for driver participants only) – Eligible drivers will receive a 50 percent rebate on all toll transactions on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway, up to a maximum of $550 in savings per driver.
  • Enrollment in the THEA Connected Vehicle Pilot Partnership Program – All of your employees who participate in the pilot as drivers or fans will receive access to this online program filled with information, updates, activities and events. This program includes:
    • Welcome packet
    • Access to behind-the-scenes information and updates
  • Recognition – Employees with an interesting story to share about being involved in the pilot will be featured in our e-newsletter or on social media.
  • Giveaways – Your employees will have the opportunity to win a tour at the City of Tampa’s Traffic Management Center and Connected Vehicle Pilot area, and to interface with Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority staff and pilot partners.

How to Enhance Your Organization’s Partnership

Make the most of this team building opportunity. Here are some things you can do on your own to enhance your organization’s partnership with the pilot.

  • Show Your Pride – Choose a team name and make T-shirts for everyone to wear on a certain day. Share photos and stories on your social media channels and we’ll do the same!
  • Mobilize Volunteers – Promote participation in the pilot as a community service/volunteer experience for your employees.
  • Set a Goal – Get your team together to set a pilot participation goal and share it with us.
  • Spread the Word – We want the community to know you’re a valued partner. Together, we’ll create special messaging to send out to your customers or clients to highlight your participation in the pilot and ways they can get involved.

Ready to become an elite partner? For more information or to schedule a meeting, contact Stephanie Veraghen, Participant Liaison, at 407.729.4372.

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