CDC Updates Guidance for Commuters during COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued updated guidance for employers to support employees commuting to work, replacing the CDC’s initial guidance recommending employers promote driving alone to work. The new language now states:For employees who commute to work using public transportation or ride sharing, consider offering the following support: · If feasible, offer employees incentives to use forms

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Opening Day!

Starting June 1st, Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) is accepting new 2021 applications for employers providing excellent commuter benefits to their employees. In addition to being named on the growing list of BWCs in January 2021, designees receive national recognition and access to training and additional resources, including professional certifications and networking opportunities. The designation is also a great recruiting

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January 31, 2020 – Changing How America Commutes: Best Workplaces for Commuters 2020

The 2020 Best Workplaces for Commuters List was released on Thursday, January 30, 2020 with a record breaking number of workplaces meeting the program’s National Standard of Excellence.  In celebration of the announcement, Best Workplaces for Commuters hosted a webinar on January 31, 2020, spotlighting Northwestern University and Tampa General Hospital.  These two BWC members shared how they are changing

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October 3, 2019: Moving People to and from your Campus

On October 3, 2019, Best Workplaces for Commuters held “On the Road to Learning … Moving People To & From Your Campus” webinar in which professionals from top universities detailed their experiences with managing parking, traffic flow, schedules, and the many demands from commuters to and from their campuses. Managing demand is never easy. Often universities face unique challenges such

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August 21, 2019: Vanpooling’s 3R’s – Recruitment, Retention and Reinvention

On August 21, 2019, Best Workplaces for Commuters and the Association for Commuter Transportation sponsored a webinar in which three vanpool professionals shared information about vanpooling, including tips for growth and retention of passengers and drivers. Vanpooling continues to fill an important niche to providing public transportation as it continues to be the fastest, most cost-effective and safest form of

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August 29, 2019: Keep Austin Moving: Showcasing Two Best Workplaces for Commuters

On August 29, 2019, Best Workplaces for Commuters and Movability co-hosted a webinar, Keep Austin Moving – Showcasing Two Best Workplaces for Commuters, in which Merck and Cirrus Logic shared their commute program ideas and stories. Through a partnership with Movability, the City of Austin metro area had the highest number of new Best Workplaces for Commuters named during 2019.

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April 11, 2019: BWC Webinar: A Dockless Future: Bikeshare and eScooters in Suburban Communities

A Dockless Future: Bikeshare and eScooters in Suburban Communities View Recording Download Presentation Handouts:Oakland E-ScootersMinnesota Bikeshare In the past year alone, “dockless” transportation has revolutionized micro-mobility across the country. While new transportation options like electric bikes and scooters provide clean alternatives to getting around, the “dockless” trend has also shown to be disruptive for local governments and residents. While much of

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April 4, 2019: BWC Webinar: Make Way for Young Commuters: Insight into a Successful Safe Routes to School Statewide Program

On April 4, 2019, Best Workplaces for Commuters hosted the webinar “Make Way for Young Commuters: Insight into a Successful Safe Routes to School Statewide Program.” The Program Director and Outreach Supervisor for Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) gave an overview of their successful statewide program. Massachusetts statewide Safe Routes to School program supports more than 800 elementary and

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February 19, 2019: BWC Webinar: A Parking Tax? How New IRS Rules Impact Employers

On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, the Coalition for Smarter Transportation (CoaST) and Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC)  hosted a webinar on ‘A Parking Tax? How New IRS Rules Impact Employers.’ During the webinar, staff from CoaST and BWC reviewed how the Department of Treasury’s recent guidance on parking will impact employers. During the webinar, presenters provided: – A brief overview

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Fairfax County Celebrates Newest BWC Members

  On Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, Best Workplaces for Commuters will honor 11 organizations in Fairfax County, Virginia, for providing transportation solutions to their employees. Once a bedroom community to Washington, D.C., Fairfax County now boasts more than 36,000 employers of its own, with 601,000 jobs and a population of 1.2 million. The opening of the Silver Line, the Metro

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