Awarded Alongside Google, YouTube, LinkedIn and Tesla
Durham, N.C., January 28, 2021 – Today TransLoc, a Ford Mobility company, has been named one of the 2021 Best Workplaces for Commuters. For the second year in a row, TransLoc was recognized for providing an array of commuter benefits to employees which decreases the number of single occupancy vehicles on the roads and creates a positive environmental impact.
TransLoc is among a select group of workplaces in the United States that has achieved the Best Workplaces for Commuters National Standard of Excellence by providing commuter benefits that resulted in at least 14 percent of their employee base not driving alone to work within a 12-month period. TransLoc offers employees several commuter benefit options, including:
- Transit pass subsidy of at least $30 per month
- Teleworking program, which reduced at least 6 percent of commuting all employee commute trips
- Emergency Ride Home program
“TransLoc is one of the top employers in the nation offering high level commuter benefits to their employees,” said Julie Bond, Program Manager of Best Workplaces for Commuters. “They made the list because they offer transportation choices that include telework, free transit fares, and access to Emergency Ride Home programs. TransLoc gives its employees the support they need to get to and from work and be at their best before, during, and after their workday.”
“Being a two-time winner of this distinction validates TransLoc's commitment to environmental sustainability by supporting transit and getting single occupancy vehicles off the road," said Julie Cox, Vice President of People at TransLoc. "Additionally, we strive to provide a positive work environment and work-life balance for our employees by supporting flexible work options through COVID-19."
To learn more about the Best Workplaces for Commuters program, or to view the entire list of 2021 honorees, click here.
Made up of the three most-trusted companies in transit technology (TransLoc, Ride Systems and DoubleMap), today’s TransLoc delivers a one-stop-shop for transit providers seeking transit orchestration solutions. Recognized by Fast Company for its innovative technology, today TransLoc's intelligent transportation software portfolio includes flexible demand response, fixed route systems, and planning services, providing software and services for more than 1500 transit providers worldwide. Powering more than 600 million annual rides, TransLoc’s fixed route and on-demand systems are at the core of both cities and towns, and on university and business campuses. TransLoc has collectively partnered with agencies to deliver the highest level of service and win the confidence of the riding public for more than a decade.
SHIFT Communications for TransLoc
About Best Workplaces for Commuters (http://www.bestworkplaces.org/)
Best Workplaces for Commuters is the national authority on recognizing and assisting workplaces that provide exceptional commuter benefits to employees. More than a recognition program, the Best Workplaces for Commuters program 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 over 450 workplaces with Best Workplaces for Commuters designation representing over 2,000,000 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 Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).
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 more than 40 full-time researchers and 30 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 logs $21 million per year in expenditures through contracts and grants to support its research, education, training and technical assistance missions. CUTR is home to the National Institute of Congestion Reduction. In 2020, CUTR was competitively selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation as the national university transportation center focused on congestion.