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.
Under TBARTA’s Commuter Services employer initiative, the city and SPC currently participate in Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, PSTA’s Universal or U-Pass Program for employees and students. The city has implemented secure employee bicycle parking at the Municipal Services Center.
Phil Winters, representing BWC, noted that BWC award recognizes employers who meet the National Standard of Excellence and that the city and SPC were in good company in helping change how America commutes. Bill Jones with Florida Department of Transportation praised these types of partnerships. Eric Carlson with the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership also discuss The St. Petersburg Trolley Downtown Looper helps commuters easily circulate downtown.