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  • June 01, 2022 4:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Felicia Woodruff

    Pictured: Felicia Woodruff, Woodruff Company Engineered Solutions, BWC Partner

    See the BWC team, members and partners celebrate what makes them happy to be part of Best Workplaces for Commuters.

    Watch video.

  • May 20, 2022 9:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May 20, 2022 is National Bike to Work Day. Some of the benefits of commuting to work by bicycle include:

    1. Save fuel & money

    2. Physical activity

    3. Smaller carbon footprint

    4. No need to find a parking space

    5. It’s fun!

  • May 19, 2022 10:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Date:  Wednesday, June 1, 2022

    Time:  2:00pm - 3:00pm, EDT

    Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) will begin accepting new applications and renewals for the 2023 List on June 1, 2022.  Join us to learn about Best Workplaces for Commuters, and why you should be included on the BWC List! Learn about the benefits of joining BWC and the requirements for meeting the Standard of Excellence for offering outstanding commuter benefits to employees and students.  

    Who Should Attend?
    Public or private employers, universities and colleges, sites with multiple employers and existing Best Workplaces for Commuters members and partnering organizations.

    Julie Bond, Best Workplaces for Commuters Program Manager
    Phil Winters, TDM Director, Center for Urban Transportation Research

    Register Today

  • May 17, 2022 4:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May 16 - May 22, 2022 is National Bike to Work Week.  Get out and enjoy some fresh air, exercise and peace of mind!  Check out the many benefits of bicycling to work:

  • May 06, 2022 11:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The individual associate category is new in 2022. This category represents individuals whose organization does not currently meet the National Standard of Excellence for commuting benefits, but would like to access many of the benefits a full Best Workplace for Commuters member receives, such as access to e-newsletter, webinars, and tools.  Learn more...

  • May 06, 2022 10:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The BWC website now has a members-only chat.  Share your thoughts, ideas and questions about transportation and commuter benefits with other BWC members.  Get to know other members and what they offer their employees, how their programs work and best practices.  You will find the Chat feature under the Members Only tab on the website.  If you don't see the Members Only tab, be sure to log in to get all the great members-only features.  

    Go to Chat
  • April 29, 2022 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    BWC member and partner, San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), is featured in this news story for their outstanding vanpool program.  Learn more.

  • April 19, 2022 3:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Earth Day is recognized every year to raise awareness of environmental issues and inspire an appreciation for the world around us. Environmental activists coined Earth Day in response to a massive oil spill in waters near Santa Barbara, CA, in 1969.  Learn more from the US Census.

  • April 18, 2022 1:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On April 7, 2022, goDCgo presented their 2022 Ambassador Awards to those ambassadors who go above and beyond to promote sustainable transportation and continue to build interest in the use of alternative travel options.  Julie Bond, BWC Program Manager, spoke at the event about the many benefits of joining Best Workplaces for Commuters.  goDCgo awarded a free BWC membership to National League for Nursing, who meets the Standard of Excellence to join BWC.  Congratulations to all the award winners!

    View the recording of the event.

    View the list of all the winners!

  • April 18, 2022 11:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Q: Can I deduct my commuting expenses from my federal taxes?

    A: According to the IRS mileage rules, your drive to work and back home are commuting miles, so they are not tax deductible generally.  You can’t deduct commuting expenses even if you work during the commuting trip. You can’t deduct the cost of using your car in a nonprofit car pool. You don’t need to include payments you receive from the passengers when reporting your income. These payments are considered reimbursements of your expenses.

    Not all is lost, however, to reduce your taxes.  You can use pre-tax dollars to pay for your commute (up to $280/month for transit and vanpooling and up to $280/month for qualified parking) and save on taxes as well as gas, parking and tolls. The average person would save about $600 per year by switching from after-tax payment of your parking or transit costs to pre-tax payment.  Bottom line is that tax savings from qualified transportation benefits means keeping more of your money in your pocket.

    See Best Workplaces for Commuters’ frequently asked questions about qualified transportation fringe benefits. 

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Center for Urban Transportation Research
4202 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33620

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