Arlington Campus Is Among Region’s Best Workplaces for Commuters

Posted: July 9, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Amy Biderman

George Mason’s Arlington Campus has been recognized as one of the greater Washington, D.C., region’s best workplaces for commuters. The first-ever list spotlights the area’s best companies for commuter benefits, including their commitment to saving employees time and money, while reducing traffic congestion and air pollution.

Seventy-six employers representing more than 71,000 employees qualified as the best workplaces in the region. The organizations offer benefits such as free or heavily discounted transit passes, vanpool subsidies, preferred parking for car and vanpools, bike commuter facilities, on-site daycare, and telecommuting. At the Arlington Campus, the maximum commuter benefit has increased from $65 to $100.

“The use of public transportation has enabled a number of employees to cut their commute time, lessened the daily stress of commuting, and dramatically reduced their costs of getting to and from work,” notes Upen Malani, director of Arlington Campus operations. “As a long-time employee of George Mason, I am delighted that the university has been recognized among the First Annual Greater Washington, D.C., Region’s 2003 Best Workplaces for Commuters. I am proud to be a participant in the commuter program and strongly encourage other employees to take full advantage of its many cost-effective aspects.”

For a complete list of the best workplaces, visit www.bwc.gov.

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