Spotlight On: Virginia Tech – 2014 “Best of the Best” in the University Category

The webinar on June 18, 2015 featured the 2014 Race to Excellence winner of the “Best of” in university category: Virginia Tech. Debby Freed, Virginia Tech’s Alternative Transportation Manager, spoke about their award winning commuter program.  She was the coordinator of the first alternative transportation program at Virginia Tech, which started in 2000. In 2001, Debby left Virginia Tech to start the alternative

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Space Coast Area Transit

Space Coast Area Transit is the transportation provider for Brevard County with offices in Cocoa and Melbourne, Florida. Carmen Baez, the Customer Service Supervisor, is responsible for the commuter benefits program. Space Coast Area Transit encourages ridesharing both internally and externally. Internally, a monthly employee marketing meeting highlights workplace commuter benefits. Twice per year, drivers have the opportunity to sign up

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University Campuses as Leaders in the Shift Away From Driving

On May 15, 2014, the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida (and home for Best Workplaces for Commuters) hosted a webinar entitled, University Campuses as Leaders in the Shift Away from Driving, featuring Phineas Baxandall, Senior Analyst for Tax & Budget Policy, U.S. PIRG.  The recording of this webinar is now available for viewing.

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Exploring Airport Employee Commute and Parking Strategies netconference recording

Employees are vital to the effective operation of any airport. They staff the airport on a daily basis from well before the first flight until after the last, which at many airports means 24/7 coverage. This need for continual coverage often means that fixed route public transportation may not fully satisfy airport employee commute needs, making the private automobile to

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BWC Spotlight: Hilton Garden Inn Arlington, Shirlington, VA.

Christopher Ng is the General Manager of the Hilton Garden Inn, a select service hotel in the trendy Village of Shirlington in South Arlington County, VA and he shares proudly, “We were the first LEED Certified hotel in Arlington County when we opened in December, 2009.” The commuter benefits program started at once when the hotel was opened. During the

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BWC Spotlight: Hacienda, Pleasanton, CA

Currently Haceinda is home to 4,000 residents, 550 business and approximately 17,500 employees with future projections of double these numbers.   In additional to residential, Hacienda houses multiple industries including business services, biomedical, health, retail trade and advanced manufacturing. A regional traffic study was conducted to determine the effect that the Hacienda development would have on the volume of traffic and pattern

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BWC Employer Spotlight – Raytheon Company Ridesharing in North Texas

Raytheon Company location in Dallas, Plano, and McKinney, Texas have been actively participating in commuting alternatives for many years. Currently over 325 employees participate in some type of ridesharing. The plant locations in Dallas and Plano have access to light rail and bus service operated by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). The McKinney site is located outside the Dallas/Fort Worth

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