CATMA Business Members Receive National Designation as
Best Workplaces for CommutersSM in 2018
Burlington, VT February 9, 2018 – The Chittenden Area Transportation Management Association’s seven Business Members have been named a Best Workplaces for CommutersSM in 2018 for offering exceptional employee commuter benefits that meet the National Standard of Excellence criteria. Member recipients include Champlain College, Chittenden Area Transportation Management Association (CATMA), Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC), City of Burlington, Seventh Generation, University of Vermont and University of Vermont Medical Center.
These businesses are on the cutting edge of a national movement,” said Julie Bond, Program Manager, 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 benefits such as subsidized bus fares, carpool programs and access to Emergency Ride Home programs, CATMA Members give their employees the support they need to get to and from work so they can be at their best. These benefits are good for the company and its employees.”
CATMA’s Founding Institutions and Business Members are among a select group of workplaces in the United States that have committed to employee-provided commuter benefits that result in at least 14 percent of their employee base not driving alone to work. Employees and students at CATMA membership are eligible for many commuter benefit programs, including transit pass discounts and Unlimited Access, Bike/Walk Rewards, Carpool matching services and Emergency Ride Home.
“We take great pride in our members receiving the Best Workplaces for Commuters national designation,” said Sandy Thibault, Executive Director at CATMA. “Our comprehensive suite of commuter programs, along with the investment and commitment of our members, reflects a collective pledge to connecting our people with convenient, affordable and sustainable transportation choices. These efforts help recruit and retain top talent, foster a highly collaborative environment and encourages an active and healthy community.”
The Best Workplaces for Commuters program offers designated organizations access to a range of support services to assess and promote non-driving commuting of employees, including organizational assessment and implementation tool-kits, web-based tools and webinars and information exchange.
“The companies on this list understand the importance and impact commuter benefits have on their employees and the value they bring to the environment,” said Bond. “Excellent commuter benefit programs may reward these companies not just with a national designation, but buoys workplace productivity, customer loyalty and brand recognition in an increasingly competitive marketplace.”