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Sponsored by: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation

Best Workplaces for CommutersSM is an innovative membership program that provides qualified employers with national recognition and an elite designation for offering outstanding commuter benefits, such as free or low cost bus passes, strong telework programs, carpooling matching and vanpool subsidies. Employers that meet the National Standard of Excellence in commuter benefits—a standard created by the Center for Urban Transportation Research and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency—can get on the list of Best Workplaces for Commuters.

On October 1, 2007, the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) assumed program management responsibilities for the Best Workplaces for Commuters program. CUTR, a nationally-recognized research institution and resource for policymakers, transportation professionals, the education system, and the public, is known for providing high quality, objective transportation research. With this experience, CUTR will bring new energy and direction to promoting the Best Workplaces for Commuters designation.

Best Workplaces for Commuters demonstrates that options to drive-alone commuting, such as transit, carpools, and teleworking are economically beneficial, yielding value to workers, employers, and our environment.

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