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City receives commuter compliment

Monday, February 4, 2019 by Tai Moses

Congratulations, Austin! For the second year in a row, the city has been named to the Best Workplaces for Commuters list. The national designation is bestowed on workplaces that meet standards of excellence including offering a variety of transportation options to employees and commuter benefits that have positive impacts on both people and the environment. Austin city employees enjoy free Capital Metro transit passes, free B-cycle memberships, subsidized vanpools, shower facilities for those who bike to work, and flexible work schedules, among other benefits. Said Robert Spillar, director of the Austin Transportation Department, in a release announcing the designation, “In our commitment to sustainable mobility, we aim to double the percentage of city employees taking sustainable commutes and hope to lead by example. In partnership with Movability, our region’s transportation mobility association, the city of Austin has also challenged other employers in Austin to do so as well.” See the entire 2019 list of Best Workplaces for Commuters.

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