On Thursday, January 28, the Broward MPO was named one of the 2021 Best Workplaces for Commuters for offering employees exceptional commuter benefits. The MPO is among a select group of workplaces in the United States that have achieved the Best Workplaces for Commuters National Standard of Excellence by providing an array of commuter benefits, resulting in at least 14 percent of their employee base not driving alone to work within a 12-month period. The MPO offers transportation options including teleworking, compressed work-week, subsidized transit fares, and the office is near the Cypress Creek Mobility Hub, which increases its accessibility.
About Best Workplaces for Commuters (http://www.bestworkplaces.org/)
Best Workplaces for Commuters is the national authority to recognize and assist workplaces that provide exceptional commuter benefits to employees. More than a recognition program, the Best Workplaces for Commuters program offers the 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 350 workplaces, with Best Workplaces for Commuters designation representing more than 2,000,000 workers. 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 49 full-time researchers and 75 students combine 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 nearly $20 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.