TAMPA, Fla., January 31, 2019 – Announcing today the 2019 Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) annual list of U.S.-based employers who meet the program’s National Standard of Excellence. The list includes companies like Whole Foods Market, Ernst & Young, LLP, Logistics Management Institute (LMI), Lyft, Mayo Clinic, Merck & Company, Inc., NCR Corporation, Netflix, Oracle USA, The Bicycle Chain, Tyson Foods and YouTube, along with universities such as Yale University, Duke University and Ringling College of Art and Design. The list also includes Best SITES, such as Stanford Research Park, Thompson’s Point and South San Francisco Business Center. The 2019 list of employers receive national recognition for offering exceptional commuter benefits to more than 1 million employees.

View the complete list of 2019 Best Workplaces for Commuters.

“Being designated as one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters is more than just a title; it means an employer is standing behind its commitment to provide employees with access to progressive commuter programs, like discounted transit passes, bicycle-friendly amenities, and rideshare solutions,” said Julie Bond, Program Manager for Best Workplaces for Commuters. “Making such a commitment has its perks. Besides being a leader in the nation’s evolving transportation landscape, these employers are better able to recruit and retain talent, save on overhead costs, and be more environmentally sustainable.”

To qualify for the national designation, workplaces must submit an online application annually to demonstrate they meet the BWC National Standard of Excellence. The Best Workplaces for Commuters program offers awardees access to a wide range of support services to promote travel choices other than driving alone in the rush hour, including webinars, benchmark surveys, and guidebooks. These resources help workplaces understand how commuter programs benefit their organizations and employees.

About Best Workplaces for Commuters
Best Workplaces for Commuters is the national authority on recognizing and assisting workplaces that provide exceptional commuter benefits to employees. More than a recognition program, Best Workplaces for Commuters provides the necessary support needed to create and sustain an employer-provided commuter benefit program, including online assessment tools, case studies, toolkits, webinars, and training. The Best Workplaces for Commuters program is managed by the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida with support from the Florida Department of Transportation.

For more information: http://www.bestworkplaces.org #BWC2019

Media Contact:
Julie Bond
Phone: 813.974.9799
Email: jmbond@usf.edu

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