GVSU again named a Best Workplace for Commuters
Posted on February 09, 2017
Grand Valley State University has again been named a "Best Workplace for Commuters" for 2017 by Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC). The university has received the designation each year since 2009.
The BWC 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.
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 earn the national designation, employers must provide benefits that result in at least 14 percent of their employees no longer driving alone to-and-from work within a 12-month period.
GVSU Transportation Services partners with The Rapid, which also made the list, to offer a variety of sustainable transportation options for Grand Valley faculty, staff and students, including carpooling and car rental options, park and ride options, and bike rental opportunities. All faculty, staff and students can ride any Rapid bus route for free; in 2016 ridership was at 2.6 million.