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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Teleworking during Emergencies

Without a telework program during an emergency, an organization may need to act fast.  This presentation has been prepared to help you consider and prioritize what your organization needs to do to prepare an emergency telework program to respond to imminent conditions that will disrupt normal work processes.  Sources and links for further reading are provided. View Presentation

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2018 American Community Survey 1-Year Mode Split Estimates by County

Each year, the Census Bureau releases mode split information obtained through the American Community Survey.  Best Workplaces for Commuters has complied a document containing this data as a series of tables, including estimates of total workers, and columns showing statistical significance by comparing 2018 with 2014 to 2017. About 840 counties are grouped by state and listed alphabetically. Download your

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City of St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg College (SPC) receive Best Workplaces for Commuters awards

The city of St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg College (SPC) received a ‘Best Workplaces for Commuters’ (BWC) award from the Tampa Bay Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA) for its efforts to expand and promote smart, sustainable commuting options during a Commuter Choices Day event , on Wednesday, October 18. Mayor Rick Kriseman accepted the award on behalf of the city and Brian Miles,

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Fairfax honors their “First 50” BWC Employers

Fairfax honors their “First 50” Best Workplaces for Commuters Employers On December 8, 2015, Fairfax County Department of Transportation honored their “First 50” Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) employers at a recognition ceremony.  The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, in partnership with the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR), has designated 50 Fairfax County employers as “Best Workplaces for Commuters”

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Chittenden County Employers Receive National Recognition

Chittenden County Employers Receive National Recognition as Best Workplaces for Commuters On October 7, 2015, eight employers in Chittenden County received the national designation of Best Workplaces for CommutersSM by the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR)  located at the University of South Florida, an internationally recognized resource for transportation policy and education.  The recognition took place on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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What share of commuters in your area carpool or use transit?

In mid-September, the Census Bureau released the results of the 2013 American Community Survey.  We have extracted the mode split and average commute time information for 373 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs). The summary shows the 2013 estimates but also compares changes between 2013 vs. 2012, 2013 vs. 2011, 2013 vs. 2010 and 2013 vs. 2009; noting whether the change between those

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