Employers and employees alike have much to gain by using alternative transportation. It saves businesses money by reducing traffic congestion and offering numerous tax benefits. And employers who encourage the use of alternative transportation methods report high rates of productivity, strong morale and less stress trying to juggle family and work commitments.
Best Workplaces for Commuters
Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) is a nationwide initiative to encourage employers to offer their employees a broad range of commuting options. Below are the businesses in Pennsylvania who, in 2009, met the National Standards of Excellence in commuter benefits created by the National Center for Transit Research and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
- IBM (Pittsburgh, PA)
- Pfizer, Inc. GreenWheels (Frazer Park, PA)
- Pfizer, Inc. GreenWheels (Collegeville, PA)
- Pfizer, Inc. GreenWheels (Great Valley, PA)
- University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
- Vanguard (Valley Forge, PA)
For more information about the program, visit www.bestworkplaces.org.
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Alternative Transportation Fact for Employers:Traffic congestion causes an annual loss of $40 billion to U.S. business.