Awards recognize employers who offer highest level of commuter benefits

TAMPA, Fla. (December 15, 2016) – Best Workplaces for Commuters, a program designed to encourage sustainable transportation innovation singled out 17 employers nationwide Thursday, December 15th during the annual “Race to Excellence”  Virtual Awards Ceremony.  The awards recognize organizations who have taken exemplary steps to offer transportation options such as vanpool and transit benefits or telework and compressed workweek for their employees. “The annual Race to Excellence provides national recognition for employers who offer high level commuter benefits,” said Julie Bond, CUTR’s national program manager for Best Workplaces for Commuters. “Offering commuter benefits is a win-win situation for employees who change their commuting habits to save time, money, and stress and employers who gain a competitive edge in employee recruitment and retention.  This year we recognized 18 Race to Excellence winners who have exceptional commute programs.” Best Workplaces for Commuters provides qualified employers with programs and services along with national recognition and an elite designation for offering outstanding commuter benefits, such as free or low cost bus passes. Employers that meet the National Standard of Excellence in commuter benefits, a standard established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and maintained by the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR), can become a member of Best Workplaces for Commuters.

 

“Best Of” the Race to Excellence

Support Agency – San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG), San Luis Obispo, CA

University – University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

Employer – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Best SITE – Hacienda, Pleasanton, CA

 

Race to Excellence Winners:

Support Agency

Commuter Services of Pennsylvania, York, PA

GVF, King of Prussia, PA

San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG), San Luis Obispo, CA

Suburban Transit Network, Inc. (TransNet), Blue Bell, PA

Triangle J Council of Governments, Durham, NC

 

University

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

 

Employer

Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA

City of Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

GoRaleigh, Raleigh, NC

GVF, King of Prussia, PA

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Raleigh, NC

The MITRE Corporation, McLean, VA

Tindale Oliver, Tampa, FL

Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

 

Best SITE

Access Tysons, McLean, VA

Hacienda, Pleasanton, CA

 

View Virtual Ceremony Slides

View Recording of Virtual Ceremony

Best Workplaces for Commuter ™ is a program of the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida. 

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