On January 19, 2016, Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) and the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) co-sponsored Learn about US DOT’s $40 million Smart Cities Challenge netconference. The US Department of Transportation announced a $40 million ‘Smart Cities’ competition. This competition presents a tremendous opportunity for ACT members, public and private, to get engaged. During the presentation, ACT Government Affairs Director Jason
On July 14, 2015, the Association for Commuter Transportation‘s Transportation Management Association (TMA) Council hosted a webinar on the results of the 2014 TMA Survey. A TMA is defined as “an organized group applying carefully selected approaches to facilitating the movement of people and goods within an area. TMAs are often legally constituted and frequently led by the private sector
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
On October 9, 2014, Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) and the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) co-sponsored Travel Behavior Change and New Social Justice Issues netconference. This event discussed how community-based marketing and outreach initiatives can be effectively used to grow support for behavior change in favor of active transportation choices in diverse communities. Unfortunately, not everyone participates equally in the positive
On July 31, 2014, Best Workplaces for Commuters and the Association for Commuter Transportation co-hosted a 75-minute netconference entitled “Best of the Northwest: Integrating TDM Programs into Regional Planning Processes”. Links to the recording and copies of slides are shown below. Overview: Washington State planning regions are prioritizing TDM strategies as a way to optimize our transportation systems and meet
On May 29, 2014, the Association for Commuter Transportation‘s Sustainability Development Council, the National Center for Transit Research’s Best Workplaces for Commuters, and TDM Institute co-sponsored the netconference, Strengthening the TDM to LEED Connection – Opportunities for Growth. Event description: More communities, developers and property management companies are actively seeking to mitigate traffic while embracing sustainable energy and environmental practices through
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.
Best Workplaces for Commuters and the Association for Commuter Transportation‘s Sustainability Development Council co-sponsored “Strengthening the TDM to LEED Connection – Opportunities for Growth” netconference on Thursday, May 29, 2014.
“Tax Penalties for Telecommuting: State Tax Policies that Prevent Both Employees and Employers from Adopting Telework” was held on March 4, 2014. Telework enables employers to hire and retain workers who live anywhere – from a few blocks away to many states away. However, state tax authorities can make interstate telework arrangements difficult for both employees and employers. Nicole Belson Goluboff discussed
This netconference hosted by the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida (and the home of Best Workplaces for Commuters) provided a basic overview of federal qualified transportation fringe benefits (26 U.S. Code Section 132). Phil Winters, Director, TDM Program at CUTR, described the different types of commute benefits employers may provide employees and their current monthly tax