Austin tech companies are known for entrepreneurial innovation. That might be why more and more tech companies in Central Texas are offering their employees robust commute benefits that help both employers and employees take back their time from traffic.
And for employers that help employees connect with commute options – from flex hours and teleworking to transit subsidies and bike facilities – there’s a national recognition that establishes workplaces as healthy work environments and community stewards.
Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) is an innovative membership program that provides qualified employers with national recognition and an elite designation for offering outstanding commute benefits. Employers and developments that meet the National Standard of Excellence in commuter benefits can get on the list of Best Workplaces for Commuters.
Whether your company is concerned with recruitment and retention, company finances, or improving the quality of life in Central Texas, there are myriad reasons to adopt commute benefits – and to tout them.
Transportation Demand Management (TDM), which means using travel modes beyond driving alone during rush hour, is linked to greater productivity and job satisfaction, better health outcomes, and cost savings for businesses. In short, it’s an effective and affordable way to make our transportation system more efficient without waiting for new or expanded infrastructure. By joining BWC, you’re letting Central Texas and the nation know that your company is actively working to make a better workplace for your employees and better region for everyone.
If you’re an Austin tech company interested in promoting your workplace’s great commute benefits, Movability can help you apply for the 2020 BWC list! Recognized companies get a spot on a national list, and will also be honored by Mayor Adler at our Feb. 5 Mayor’s Mobility Breakfast and Award Ceremony.
The deadline to apply is Nov. 30, 2019. Learn more here about becoming a BWC company. Watch a recording here of a webinar outlining how how Movability can help you, and hear from two local companies who were recognized this year. Get more information on the Mayor’s Mobility Breakfast and Award Ceremony here.