UNCG was named the top university nationally for employees who commute in the 2016 Best Workplaces for Commuters “Race to Excellence” awards.
Best Workplaces for Commuters is a national program that recognizes employers offering outstanding commuter benefits. In addition to being one of 30 universities named to this year’s list, UNCG received the “Best Of” award in the university category.
“This recognition reaffirms our efforts in offering a multimodal transportation system that emphasizes sustainability,” said Scott Milman, executive director of Campus Enterprises at UNCG. “We’ve built strong partnerships with mass transit organizations and companies like Zipcar and Zimride to provide a variety of alternative transportation options that reduce car emissions and help students, faculty and staff save money.”
Commuter benefits include free fare for city buses, shower facilities and fix-it stations for cyclists, ride sharing, car sharing and an emergency ride home program.
UNCG was the first employer in the Triad to be named to the Best Workplaces for Commuters list in 2010.
Best Workplaces for Commuters is managed by the National Center for Transit Research at the Center for Urban Transportation Research. Employers that meet the National Standard of Excellence in commuter benefits, a standard established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and maintained by the Center for Urban Transportation Research, are eligible for inclusion in Best Workplaces for Commuters.