Get Involved Organizations

Let's make a difference together.

The Tampa 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 Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot elite partner, you will receive:

  • News release – We’ll announce your organization’s partnership with the Tampa 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.
    • Media event
      Your organization will be invited to and recognized at a high-profile media event when the operational phase of the pilot begins in May 2018.
    • Awards & recognition ceremony
      Your organization will be invited to join us as we celebrate the wrap-up of our pilot in December 2019, and you will be recognized for your participation.
  • Special events – Your organization and employees will be invited to events created exclusively for pilot partners and participants. Some of the events planned for 2017-2019 include:
    • Participant sign-up party
      Our team will come to your downtown location to deliver a presentation about the Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot to your employees. We’ll explain how to participate and give them all the information they need to get started.
    • Fun, interactive online events
      After the Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot’s pedestrian app becomes available in 2018, we’ll host a pedestrian safety party for all our partners. Come celebrate with us!
    • Where’s Rob?
      Find our roaming program ambassador Rob Boelke in the downtown deployment area for an opportunity to win a prize.
    • Pedestrian safety party
      Periodic online activities will offer your employees a chance to interact and learn more about the future of transportation in Tampa.
  • Giveaways – We will periodically select pilot partners, participants and fans for behind-the-scenes tours and prize giveaways from our partners. If you have giveaway items you’d like to contribute, we will offer them as prizes as part of our marketing effort.

Employee Benefits

As participants or fans of the Tampa 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 30 percent rebate on all toll transactions on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway Reversible Express Lanes, up to a maximum of $550 in savings per driver.
  • Enrollment in the Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot Partnership Program – All of your employees who participate in the pilot as drivers, pedestrians 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
    • Networking opportunities
    • Exclusive events
  • Recognition – Employees with an interesting story to share about being involved in the pilot will be featured on our website. Learn more here.
  • Prizes – Your employees will have the opportunity to win prizes such as behind-the-scenes tours of the city’s Transportation Management Center or other downtown locations associated with the pilot.

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. If you meet your goals by the end of the enrollment period (April 30, 2018), you’ll get special recognition in a news release and at the awards ceremony at the end of the pilot program (December 2019).
  • 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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