Wake Tech Recognized Nationally as a Best Workplace for Commuters

Monday, February 22, 2016 10:42:00 AM Categories: Regional Planning

Wake Tech Community College is being recognized nationally for its dedication to providing exemplary commuter benefits for students, faculty, and staff. Triangle J Council of Governments (TJCOG), the lead regional planning organization for North Carolina’s Region J, works locally to help coordinate and promote alternative transportation resources for area commuters. The Best Workplaces for Commuters program provides qualified employers with national recognition and an elite designation for offering outstanding commuter benefits, such as free or low cost bus passes, cycling amenities, and effective telework programs. Wake Tech joins more than (25) employers in the Triangle committed to providing these quality of life and environmentally sound benefit options.  

 

Wake Tech has long shown dedication to decreasing congestion and improving quality of life for students and staff. In addition to it’s ZOOM Commuting programming, Wake Tech has a full-time onsite staff member dedicated to improving transportation options for students and staff, and to building more robust alternative transportation connections to their campus facilities. Sustainability Coordinator Jenna Craddock notes "We're extremely excited to be a part of the Best Workplaces program and look forward to continuing to provide a comprehensive suite of alternative transportation options to our students, faculty, and staff”.

 

As a Best Workplace for Commuters, Wake Tech has committed to ensuring that its employees are not driving alone to work at least 14% of the time. They do this through offering commuter benefits such as a telework program, a compressed work week, and transit amenities. Wake Tech works in concert with GoTriangle, the regional mobility coordinating organization for the area.

 

“We could not be more thrilled to have Wake Tech on board. The organization’s dedication to providing a full suite of transportation options for staff improves quality of life here in the Triangle, all while improving our air quality measures and reducing congestion regionally” said Mary Sell, Energy and Environment Planner at TJCOG and  Triangle Best Workplaces for Commuters coordinator.