EPA Highlights Best Workplaces for Commuters

On Oct. 18, EPA announced the release of its annual list of Best Workplaces for Commuters from the Fortune 500 companies. This year, 133 companies employing more than 700,000 workers qualify for this list. The top 20 employers are ranked by the percentage of domestic employees who are eligible for commuter benefits, such as subsidized transit passes, telework, carpool programs, and emergency rides home.

Each year, the congestion created from commuting to and from work causes 3.7 billion hours of lost productivity, costing employees 92 million work weeks, and the nation $63.1 billion in wasted time and fuel.

More information on best workplaces for commuters can be found at http://www.bwc.gov.

This article originally appeared in the 10/01/2006 issue of Environmental Protection.

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