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Is Your Company A “Best Workplace for Commuters”?

By Sarah McGowan

On December 4, 2018, fourteen Fairfax businesses were honored before the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for receiving the “Best Workplace for Commuters” national designation.  Managed by the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR), at the University of South Florida, the Best Workplaces member program provides employers with national recognition and an elite designation for offering outstanding commuter benefits.

Recognizing that commuting experiences differ geographically, this national designation provides individual employers with a wide-range of qualifying commuting options. This made it possible for three very different partners of the Dulles Area Transportation Association (DATA) to qualify – AbleVets, Northwest Federal Credit Union and Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, PC. Their qualifications ranged from compressed workweeks and on-site showers, to telework and preferred parking for carpools and vanpools.  Other qualifying strategies include ride-sharing, transit benefits, biking and walking, alternate work schedules and other strategies.

In addition to the recognition, the “Best Workplaces for Commuters” program offers employers educational opportunities and support to improve their commuter options, including FAQs, employer case studies, webinars and other resources.

Interested in earning this designation for 2019?

If your company is interested in earning the “Best Workplaces for Commuters” designation, please contact Sarah McGowan at smcgowan@datatrans.org, or via phone at (703) 963-3568.

You can learn more about the program by visiting Best Workplaces
for Commuters.

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