231 Companies Named as the Best Workplaces for CommutersSM in 2017

TAMPA, Fla.--()--Best Workplaces for CommutersSM named 231 U.S.-based companies to receive 2017 Best Workplaces for Commuters national recognition. This designation recognizes employers that offer exceptional employer-provided commuter benefits that meet the National Standard of Excellence criteria.

To be designated among the nation’s Best Workplaces for Commuters, employers must provide benefits that result in at least 14% of their employees no longer driving alone to and from work within a 12-month period.

“The 231 companies designated as the 2017 Best Workplaces for Commuters are part of a national movement,” said Julie Bond, program manager for Best Workplaces for Commuters. “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.”

The Best Workplaces for Commuters program is managed by the Center for Urban Transportation Research with support from the National Center for Transit Research and the Florida Department of Transportation. The program offers workplaces of all sizes support services to promote non-driving commuting and assistance to determine which commuter benefit options offer financial savings plus employee value.

“We are extremely proud of our progressive transportation program that benefits our employees and residents,” said James Paxson, general manager of Hacienda, a San Francisco Bay area mixed-use community named to the 2017 Best Workplaces for Commuters list. “Our benefits certainly give us a competitive edge.”

To earn national designation, workplaces must submit an online application and meet the National Standard of Excellence by offering a wide variety of commuter-support programs such as subsidized transit or vanpool passes, compressed workweek schedules or secured bicycle parking. All workplaces must have a point of contact internally to address employee questions and provide access to an Emergency Ride Home program.

“The Best Workplaces for Commuters benefit programs are encouraged or even required by many states, local municipalities, or government agencies,” said Bond. “Recently, New York City and Washington, DC enacted an ordinance mandating employers with 20 or more employees must offer commuter benefits. And, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) encourages workplaces participation by underwriting the Best Workplace for Commuters application fee.”

For more information about the Best Workplaces for Commuters program and to learn more about qualifying to be nationally designated and recognized as a great workplace for commuters, click here.

The companies nationally designated as 2017 Best Workplaces for Commuters:

Access Tysons (VA)

Acomb Ostendorf & Associates (FL)

AFCEA International (VA)

Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter (VA)

American Society of Landscape Architects (DC)

American Tobacco Campus (NC)

Arlington Transportation Partners

Avenir Place, (VA)

Bank of America (FL)

BASF, Corp. (NC)

Bayer Healthcare (PA)

BD Biosciences (CA)

Bealls, Inc. (FL)

Bike SLO County (CA)

Bishop Ranch Business Community (CA)

Boeing Company – Frederickson Site (WA)

Booz Allen Hamilton (VA)

Britannia Oyster Point (CA)

California Pacific Medical Center/Sutter Health

California State University, Fullerton

California State University, Northridge

Capital Automotive Real Estate Services, Inc. (VA)

Career Source Brevard (FL)

Center for Urban Transportation Research (FL)

Central Florida Regional Planning Council

Champlain College (VT)

Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners (FL )

Chevron (TX)

CHI Franciscan Health (WA)

Chittenden Area TMA (VT)

Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (VT)

Citrix (NC)

City of Burlington (VT)

City of Casselberry (FL)

City of Chula Vista (CA)

City of Henderson, NV (NV)

City of Naples (FL)

City of North Port (FL)

City of Orlando

City of Raleigh (NC)

City of Sarasota (FL)

Collier County Government (FL)

Comcast (PA)

Communications & Power Industries, LLC (CA)

Community Associations Institute (VA)

Conservation International (VA)

Consumer Technology Association (VA)

Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II (VA)

County of San Luis Obispo (CA)

Creative Systems and Consulting (VA)

Delaware Transit Corporation

Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration (FL)

Dix.Hite + Partners, Inc. (FL)

Duke University NC)

Duke University Health System - Main Campus (NC)

Edenred Commuter Benefit Solutions (MA)

Embassy Suites by Hilton-Orlando Airport

Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County (FL)

Ernst and Young LLP (VA)

Everest University (FL)

FBC Mortgage, LLC (FL)

FHI360 (NC)

Florida Department of Environmental Protection – Central District

Florida Department of Environmental Protection - South District

Florida Hospital Orlando

Food and Drug Administration-White Oak (MD)

Fors Marsh Group (VA)

Fox Architects (VA)

Freddie Mac (VA)

FUTREND Technology Inc. (VA)

Grand Valley State University, Allendale Campus (MI)

Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Campus (MI)

Genentech, Inc. (CA)

GoTriangle (NC)

Greater Orlando Aviation Authority


Hacienda Business Park (CA)

Harvard University (MA)

HDR, Inc. (FL)

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (FL)

Hilton Garden Inn Arlington Shirlington (VA)

Horizon Industries Limited (VA)


IBM Learning Center (NY)

IBM - Research Triangle Park (NC)

ICF International (CA)

Innovative Workflow Engineering Inc. (VA)

Intuit (VA, CA, TX, WA, NV, AZ, DC)

JHM Hotels - Residence Inn (FL)

Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. (VA)

Lafayette Centre (DC)

Lancaster General Health (PA)

Landau Associates Inc. (WA)

Lee County Board of County Commissioners (FL)

Lee County Clerk of Courts (FL)

Lee County DOT/Operations (FL)


Lenovo (NC)

Linkedin - San Francisco, CA

LinkedIn - Sunnyvale, CA

LYNX – Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority

Mast General Store (TN)

Mayo Clinic (MN)

MetroPlan Orlando (FL)


Mosaic (VA)

MTB Early Enrichment Center (VA)

National Association of Chain Drug Stores (VA)

National Automobile Dealers Association (VA)

National Science Foundation (VA)

National Student Clearinghouse (VA)

Navy Federal Credit Union (VA)

Net Conversion (FL)

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality

Northrop Grumman Information Systems (VA)

Orange Business Systems (VA)

Orange County Library System (FL)

Orlando Senior Health Network

Orlando VA Medical Center -Viera Outpatient Clinic

Pinnacle Property Management Services (FL)

PlanSource Florida

PlanSource - Utah

Polk State College - Lakeland (FL)

Polk State College - Winter Haven (FL)

Port of Houston Authority

Port of San Diego

Potomac Tower, Brookfield (VA)

PowerDMS (Orlando, FL)

Prosperity Metro Plaza (VA)

Providence Saint John’s Health Center (CA)

Purple, Rock, Scissors (FL)

Public Broadcasting Service (NC)

Pyramid Systems (VA)

Quality Bicycle Products (Q-East) (PA)

Quest Diagnostics/Nichols Institute (VA)

Quest Hotels/Wingate by Wyndham (FL)

Ravago Americas (FL)

Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (NV)

RTI International (NC)

Russ Reid (VA)

San Diego Association of Governments

San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (CA)

San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (CA)

Santee Cooper (CA)

SAP Labs (CA)

Sarasota County Government (FL)

Schenker, Inc. (PA)

Seattle Children's Hospital

Seventh Generation (VT)

Sharp HealthCare (CA)

smart panda labs (FL)

Sonny's BBQ - Orlando Airport

South Florida Commuter Services

South Seas Island Resort (FL)

Space Coast Area Transit (FL)

SRI International (CA)

St. Anthony Hospital - CHI Franciscan Health (WA)

St. Clare Hospital - CHI Franciscan Health (WA)

St. Francis Medical Center (CHI Franciscan Health) (WA)

St. Joseph Medical Center (CHI Franciscan Health) (WA)

Stanford Research Park (CA)

Stanford University (CA)

State of Arizona

Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (VA)

Synaptek Corporation (VA)

Tacoma Public Utilities (WA)

Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority

Tampa Downtown Partnership

The Aluminum Association (VA)

The Cadmus (MD,CO, OR, MA)

The Coca-Cola Company (GA)

The Common Application (VA)

The Convention Store (MD)

The MITRE Corporation (VA)

The Rapid (MI)

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

The University of Texas at Austin

Thermo Fisher Scientific (CA)

Tindale-Oliver & Associates, Inc. (FL)

Towers Crescent (VA)

Town Center at Boca Raton

Town of Chapel Hill (NC)

Transitions Mental Health Association (CA)

Triangle J Council of Governments (NC)

Tysons Spring Hill Station (VA)

U.S. Geological Survey (VA)

University of California, Davis

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Los Angeles

University of Florida

University of Maryland

University of Miami

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of South Florida

University of Vermont

University of Vermont Medical Center

Verizon (AZ)

Verizon New England (MA)

Veterans Affairs Medical Center (NC)


Virginia Tech (VA)

VMWare, Inc. (CA)

Wake Tech Community College (NC)

Watkins Wellness (CA)

William V. Chappell, Jr. VA Satellite Outpatient Clinic (FL)

Yale-New Haven Hospital (CT)

About Best Workplaces for CommutersSM

Best Workplaces for CommutersSM is the national authority on recognizing and assisting workplaces that provide exceptional commuter benefits to employees. More than a recognition program, Best Workplaces for Commuters provides support needed to create and sustain an employer-provided commuter benefit program, including online assessment tools, advisory services, case studies, tool-kits, Web-based tools, webinars and training. Best Workplaces for Commuters represents more than 230 workplaces with Best Workplaces for Commuters designation representing over 515,000 employees. Best Workplaces for Commuters partner organizations work with local employers to promote and carry out commuter-friendly programs. The Best Workplaces for Commuters program is managed by the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida with support from the National Center for Transit Research and the Florida Department of Transportation. For more information: http://www.bestworkplaces.org/


Best Workplaces for Commuters
Julie Bond, 813-974-9799

Release Summary

Best Workplaces for Commuters named 231 U.S.-based companies to be nationally designated as 2017 Best Workplaces for Commuters.



Best Workplaces for Commuters
Julie Bond, 813-974-9799