Which employers are leading on commuter benefits?

Employer TDM programs aren’t just for reducing congestion on highways – they also make good business sense, contributing to productive workplaces and employee retention. Best Workplaces for Commuters, a program of the Center for Urban Transportation Research, today released its 2017 list of employers leading the way in TDM programs, a national lineup of companies making smart business decisions by investing in smarter commutes.

The list of 231 U.S. companies and buildings highlights the offices ahead of the competition in benefits, which include anything from a locker room and showers for bike commuters to the possibility of flexible schedules through compressed hours and telework. To be considered for the list, an employer must offer a “primary benefit,” such as employer-paid transit passes or vanpool, and at least three secondary benefits, such as ride-matching for carpooling or telework options.

“Companies are recognizing that it makes good business sense to provide commuter benefits, such as subsidizing bus fares, designating parking for carpoolers or allowing employees to work from home.” said BWC program manager Julie Bond, in a statement.

In the D.C. area, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lafayette Centre, and Fox Architects took honors. Mobility Lab’s sister program, Arlington Transportation Partners, was also recognized.

“It is important for us to be a role model in the transportation industry,” said Wendy Duren, ATP’s program director. “We promote the importance of implementing forward-thinking mobility option programs to our clients. It only makes sense that we also incorporate the same concepts and transportation programs into our own culture and offer them to our team.”

To see the full list of employers sorted by state, click here.

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