ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has been named one of the Best Workplaces for CommutersSM in 2018 by the Center of Urban Transportation Research for offering exceptional employee-provided commuter benefits that meet the National Standard of Excellence criteria.
“We are proud that CTA has received the 2018 Best Workplaces for Commuters national designation,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “We understand and take satisfaction in alleviating challenges that our employees face when it comes to traffic congestion and concerns for reducing emissions on their daily commute.”
With over 30 percent of employees using metro/carpool benefits, CTA is 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 within a 12-month period. CTA offers employees several commuter benefit options, including:
- Metro subsidy of up to $260 per month
- Bike storage
- Discounted parking for employees who carpool to work (50% discount for 2 person carpool and free parking for 3+ person carpool)
- Teleworking/flexible work program
- $25,000 down payment towards a house within a 5-mile commute of the office
About Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM is the trade association representing the $351 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.
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 program provides support needed to create, sustain an employee-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 over 200 workplaces with Best Workplaces for Commuters designation representing over 734,000 employees. The Best Workplaces for Commuters program is managed by the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida with support from the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). For more information: http://www.bestworkplaces.org/
About Center for Urban Transportation Research (https://www.cutr.usf.edu/)
The Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida, established in 1988, is an internationally recognized resource for policymakers, transportation professionals and the public. CUTR provides high quality, objective expertise in the form of insightful research, in-depth policy analysis, comprehensive training and education and effective technical assistance that translates directly into benefits for CUTR’s project sponsors. CUTR’s faculty of 38 full-time researchers and 79 students, combines academic knowledge and extensive “real world” experience in developing innovative, implementable solutions for all modes of transportation. The multidisciplinary research faculty includes experts in economics, planning, engineering, public policy and geography. CUTR receives over $19 million per year in contracts and grants to support its research, education, training and technical assistance missions. CUTR also is the home for the National Center for Transit Research and the National Bus Rapid Transit Institute.
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