Transportation Coordinator Spotlight:
Tina Royer DoubleTree by Hilton
Tina Royer, Human Resources Director for the DoubleTree by Hilton – Tucson Reid Park, serves as the Transportation Coordinator for the organization. As the HR Director, Tina’s days are busy working with employee relations, benefits, and training and development to name a few of her job roles.
Tina was able to share some of her positive experiences as the DoubleTree TC. “It’s all about communication. You have to know your employees and their situations. As the TC, this means knowing how my staff gets to work. I recently had a new employee approach me who was having car troubles. Between Sun Rideshare and communicating with my fellow employees, I was able to find other DoubleTree staff that lived in the new employee’s neighborhood and set up a carpooling schedule to solve their dilemma.”
Certainly every role comes with challenges and this is no different for a TC. Tina stated the biggest hurdle is getting people to take the extra step and register in the Sun Rideshare Travel Database. “There are so many advantages to registering in the database. My most successful strategy to get employees involved has been to let them know about the Guaranteed Ride Home program. A lot of employees ride the bus. Using the free Guaranteed Ride Home program is a great service many don’t know about.” Tina introduces the Sun Rideshare program during all new hire orientations and discusses it at monthly employee meetings to refresh or introduce new handouts and incentives.
Tina’s next goal as a TC is to look into the possibilities for bus subsidies to further help DoubleTree employees with their daily commute.