USF’s Center for Urban Transportation Selects Best Workplaces for Commuters Winners
Awards recognize companies and professionals who offer highest level of commuter benefits
TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 11, 2011) – Best Workplaces for Commuters, a program designed to encourage sustainable transportation innovation and managed by the University of South Florida’s National Center for Transit Research, singled out 23 companies, institutions and individuals nationwide Tuesday in the 2010 “Race to Excellence” Virtual Awards Ceremony.
The awards recognize organizations, who have taken exemplary steps, for their efforts to offer alternatives for their employees driving alone and thereby reduce air pollution, traffic congestion, and fuel usage from Jan. 1, 2010 to Oct. 15, 2010.
Best Workplaces for Commuters provides qualified employers with programs and services along with national recognition and an elite designation for offering outstanding commuter benefits, such as free or low cost bus passes. Employers that meet the National Standard of Excellence in commuter benefits – a standard created by the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – can become a member of Best Workplaces for Commuters.
And the winners are:
- “Best Of” and Gold
- CommuterLink (New York, New York)
- Fairfax County Government (Fairfax County, Virginia)
- MetroPool, Inc. (New York and Connecticut)
- Sunset Development Company – Bishop Ranch (San Ramon, California)
- University of California, San Francisco (San Francisco, California)
- Tindale-Oliver and Associates, Inc. (Tampa, Florida)
- California Bank and Trust ( San Diego, California)
- CARTUS (Danbury, CT)
- Greater Valley Forge TMA (King of Prussia, Pennsylvania)
- Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota)
- Mercy General Hospital (Sacramento, California)
- Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, Washington)
- Stanford University (Stanford, California)
- State of Arizona (Phoenix, AZ)
- University of California – Irvine (Irvine, CA)
- University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
- Verizon California, Inc. (Santa Monica, California)
- Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA)
- Aerospace Corporation (El Segundo, California)
- Bioengineering Group (Salem, MA)
- Quarles and Brady LLC (Phoenix, AZ)
- Grand Hyatt New York (New York)
- Compuware Corporation (Detroit, MI)
The University of South Florida is one of the nation’s top 63 public research universities and one of only 25 public research universities nationwide with very high research activity that is designated as community engaged by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. USF was awarded $394.1 million in research contracts and grants in FY 2009/2010. The university offers 232 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. The USF System has a $1.8 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 47,000 students on institutions/campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.