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GVSU receives national ranking for commuter benefits

  • Photo of The Rapid bus in Grand Rapids.

Posted on February 10, 2020

Grand Valley State University has been named a "Best Workplace for Commuters" for 2020 by Best Workplaces for Commuters. The university first received the designation in 2009 and has made the list 10 times.

The list includes employers like Google, The Walt Disney Company, Facebook and Mayo Clinic.

The "Best Workplaces for Commuters" designation recognizes employers across the country who offer exceptional employer-provided commuter benefits that meet National Standard of Excellence criteria.

To qualify for the national designation, workplaces must demonstrate they provide a variety of transportation options for employees, such as telework, carpooling, transit, bicycling and a compressed workweek.

GVSU accounted for more than 2.3 million rides on The Rapid in 2018.

The program is managed by the Center for Urban Transportation Research with support from the National Center for Transit Research and the Florida Department of Transportation.

View the complete list of 2020 Best Workplaces for Commuters at