Benefits for Professionals
Regardless of your role in your organization, commuter benefits will
provide you with a valuable tool to help reach your goals.
Human Resources Professionals
- Employee recruiting. Qualifying
for the list gives your organization a competitive edge in the job marketplace,
and the Best Workplaces for CommutersSM
team is committed to doing everything possible to help you get the recognition
- Expand your labor pool. Commuter
benefits make it possible for a new employee, who would otherwise have
selected an employer closer to his or her home, to get to your workplace.
- Employee retention and job satisfaction.
Employees tend to be happier with their jobs if they don't have to fight
traffic to get there. They are also less likely to switch jobs if other
employers don't offer commuter choice benefits.
- Employee productivity. Happier
employees tend to be more productive. Commuter benefits also mean employees
are less likely to be delayed by traffic or in a traffic-related accident.
- Parking-related cost savings. Commuting
choices make it easier for employees to use alternatives to single-occupancy
driving to get to work, reducing parking demand for their employer.
- Tax savings. Changes in the
federal tax code allow employers to offer tax-free transit and vanpool
benefits, saving your organization money on payroll taxes.
- Employee recruiting and turnover savings.
Many employers claim that commuter benefits are an outstanding tool
for retaining talent, which means they can cut costs associated with
recruiting and training new employees.
- Facility cost savings. Employers
that offer teleworking as a core benefit can enjoy reduced facility
costs because fewer employees will be working at a particular site on
a given day.
Communications/Public Relations Professionals
- Use of an exclusive term. "Best
Workplaces for CommutersSM" is a
servicemarked term reserved for employers
that have qualified for the list. Participating employers can use the
term in their job postings to showcase their company's strengths to
- Get positive news coverage.
The Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) will work with your organization to help generate positive
press coverage of your participation in this program.
- Improve your company image.
Qualifying shows that you are committed to helping your employees, your
community, and the environment.
- Be an environmental leader.
Offering commuter benefits to your employees is one of the most important
things your company can do, voluntarily, to reduce air and global warming
Environmental Management Professionals
- Reduced air pollution and climate change.
Offering commuter benefits reduces the number of cars on the road, which
reduces the amount of air and climate change pollution (CO2)
emitted by vehicles.
- Reduced energy demand. Fewer
cars on the road reduces the amount of gasoline needed for commuting.
- Reduced traffic congestion.
Commuter benefits encourage employees to use alternative methods to
get to work, reducing traffic and improving air quality in your local
- Enhance national security.
You can reduce foreign energy dependence by reducing the fuel consumed
by single-occupant vehicle trips.