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 connection that will soon run to Dulles International Airport, is creating a new hi-rise city of commercial, retail, residential and entertainment options in Tysons Corner. With so many people now commuting both into the District, as well as across Fairfax County and into Fairfax from the suburbs, Northern Virginia continues to seek solutions to improve lengthy, expensive commutes.
Fairfax County Commuter Services (FCCS), a program of the Department of Transportation, works with employers, residential properties and commuters to encourage alternatives to driving alone to work. By educating the public on TDM strategies such as ridesharing; helping companies invest in their infrastructure for bicyclist and teleworkers; and providing incentives for commuters, FCCS is working to improve the quality of life for everyone.
Fairfax County’s signature program is its annual recognition of Best Workplaces honorees. 2018 marks the eighth year that local employers with forward-thinking transportation programs will be recognized by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. BWC’s own Julie Bond will be on hand to join the celebration, and Fairfax County looks forward to honoring more employers for many years to come.