Announces New Jersey's Inaugural
Workplaces for Commuters List
Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Jack
Lettiere today announced New Jersey's 2005 Best Workplaces for
Commuters SM list. 22 workplaces, including NJDOT and seven
Fortune 500 companies, qualified for the inaugural list.
is practicing what we preach by working to improve employees'
quality of life, reduce the number of cars on state highways and
curtail air pollution," said Commissioner Lettiere. "NJDOT
is offering a variety of substantive commuter benefits, and I
ask other businesses to do the same."
Jersey in 2005 became the second state and seventeenth area to
launch a Best
Workplaces for Commuters SM
Campaign. Established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the Best
Workplaces for Commuters SM program publicly recognizes employers
that provide commuter benefits that help employees address limited
or expensive parking, reduce traffic congestion, improve employee
recruiting and retention, and minimize the environmental impacts
associated with drive-alone commuting.
in a more environmentally friendly commute to the workplace doesn't
just make economic sense; it contributes to a better quality of
life for employees, which profits everyone. The BWC designation
is a mark of excellence for employers and we hope this distinction
other companies to get on board," said EPA Regional Administrator
Alan J. Steinberg. "Better air quality due to less congestion
is an invaluable employee benefit."
Jersey companies that meet the Best Workplaces for Commuters National
Standard of Excellence must provide a monthly
transit pass subsidy or van pool subsidy of at least $30, a significant
telework program, cash in lieu of free or subsidized parking or
another set of benefits proposed by an employer and accepted by
Best Workplaces for Commuters SM . M ost
qualifying New Jersey companies offered transit pass subsidies.
Jersey's 2005 Best Workplaces for Commuters SM and
Graphic Communications, Jersey City
Testing Service, Princeton
Reserve Bank of New York, E. Rutherford 700
Mercer TMA, Princeton
Commuter Information Services, Flemington
Corporation, - NJ, Parsippany
Wiley & Sons, Inc
& Co. Inc., Whitehouse Station, Rahway
Jersey Department of Transportation, Trenton
TRANSIT Corporation, Newark
Products Group (INRAD), Northvale
Port Authority of NY & NJ, Newark
Parcel Service, Inc., Secaucus
Affairs NJ Healthcare, East Orange
Homemaker Svc. of Hudson County, Jersey City
you, your company, or someone you know would like more information
about New Jersey's Best Workplaces for Commuters SM program, please
go to http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/commuter/bwc/
for more information.
there, you can find the Transportation Management Association
nearest you. They will help you fill out the form and answer
any questions you may have about the program or the application.