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Landau Associates Receives National Designation as Best Workplaces for Commuters in 2017

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EDMONDS, WA. January 31, 2017 – Landau Associates has been named one of the Best Workplaces for CommutersSM in 2017 for offering exceptional employee-provided commuter benefits that meet the National Standard of Excellence criteria.

BWC WebsiteLandau Associates is 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 subsidizing transit fares, carpooling programs and access to Emergency Ride Home programs, Landau Associates gives its 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.”

Landau Associates is among only 231 workplaces in the United States that have committed to employee-provided commuter benefits that result in the reduction of single occupant vehicle trips to work. Landau Associates offers employees several commuter benefit options, including:

  • Alternative commute incentive of $50 per month for carpooling, driving a high-mileage vehicle (EPA published rating greater than 40 mpg), or using non-motorized commute methods (e.g., bike, walk)
  • Mass transit subsidy of up to $100 per month
  • Emergency Ride Home program
  • Availability of company-owned vehicles for errands during business hours
  • Transportation Savings Account for using pre-tax dollars for out-of-pocket public transportation and parking expenses
  • Telecommuting
  • Quarterly commuter contests

“We are extremely proud of our progressive commuter benefit program that saves employees time, money, and stress,” said Tracy Hannuksela, Human Resources Director. “Our benefits reflect our commitment to our staff and the community at large, and certainly give us a competitive edge in employee recruitment and retention.”

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, staff training, 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 boosts workplace productivity, customer loyalty and brand recognition in an increasingly competitive marketplace.”

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 229 workplaces with Best Workplaces for Commuters designation representing over 515,000 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 37 full-time researchers and 57 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 $13 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.