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2015 Race to Excellence Results

Awards recognize employers who offer highest level of commuter benefits

TAMPA, Fla. (December 17, 2015) – Best Workplaces for Commuters, a program designed to encourage sustainable transportation innovation singled out 29 employers nationwide Thursday, December 17th during the annual “Race to Excellence”  Virtual Awards Ceremony.  The awards recognize organizations who have taken exemplary steps to offer transportation options such as vanpool and transit benefits or telework and compressed workweek for their employees. “The annual Race to Excellence provides national recognition for employers who offer high level commuter benefits,” said Julie Bond, NCTR’s national program manager for Best Workplaces for Commuters. “Offering commuter benefits is a win-win situation for employees who change their commuting habits to save time, money, and stress and employers who gain a competitive edge in employee recruitment and retention.  This year we recognized 29 Race to Excellence winners who have exceptional commute programs.” 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 established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and maintained by the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR), can become a member of Best Workplaces for Commuters.


“Best Of” the Race to Excellence

Supporting Agency – reThink, Orlando, FL

University – University of California, Irvine

Employer – The MITRE Corporation, McLean, VA


Race to Excellence Winners:

Supporting Agency

Commuter Services FDOT District One, Bartow, FL

Commuter Services of PA, York, PA

reThink, Orlando, FL

SLOCOG / iRIDESHARE, San Luis Obispo, CA

Suburban Transit Network, Inc. (TransNet), Blue Bell, PA

Triangle J Council of Governments, Durham, NC

GVF, King of Prussia, PA



Cal State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Stanford University, Stanford, CA

UC Davis, Davis, CA

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Virginia Tech Office of Alternative Transportation, Blacksburg, VA



ActioNet, Inc., Vienna, VA

Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, Arlington, VA

GoTriangle, Research Triangle Park, NC

GVF, King of Prussia, PA

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

State of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

The MITRE Corporation, McLean, VA

Tindale Oliver, Tampa, FL

Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT



Hacienda, Pleasanton, CA

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Best Workplaces for Commuter ™ is a program of the National Center for Transit Research at the University of South Florida. NCTR is funded by Florida Department of Transportation and U.S. Department of Transportation. The theme of NCTR is to make public transportation and alternative forms of transportation, including managed lanes, safe, effective, efficient, desirable, and secure.

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