The City of Austin has been named one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters in 2018 for offering exceptional sustainable commuting options that meet the National Standard of Excellence criteria.
"The City of Austin is on the cutting edge of a national movement," said Julie Bond, Program Manager for Best Workplaces for Commuters. "They have listened to their employees' challenges with traffic congestion and their concerns over reducing emissions. By offering a range of commuter options, the City of Austin gives its employees the support they need to get to and from work so they can be at their best. The companies on this list understand the importance and impact commuter options have on their employees and the value they bring to the environment," said Bond.
The City of Austin is among a select group of workplaces in the United States that have committed to employer-provided commuter options through Best Workplaces for Commuters. The City of Austin offers employees several commuter benefit options, including:
Free Capital Metro transit passes
Free memberships for B-cycle, a bike sharing service
Compressed and flexible work schedules
Showers and facilities for active commuters
Enrollment in Smart Commute Rewards, the City’s commuter incentive program
"The City of Austin is proud to join the list of Best Workplaces for Commuters," said Rob Spillar, Director of the Austin Transportation Department. "In 2017, the City of Austin as an employer set a new goal to reduce commute trips by 30 percent by 2022. The City of Austin has also challenged other employers in Austin to follow suit through our region’s transportation mobility association, Movability Austin. Together, we can reduce traffic and reach this goal."
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