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Commuter Benefits Program

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Published on May 12, 2014

The Commuter Benefits Program launched on April 1 this year. The program promotes commute alternatives that are good for employers and employees. Commuter alternatives will save your company money and improve the Bay Area's air quality, congestion and economy.

I'm proud to say that Hacienda has long provided a nationally recognized package of benefits for the people who live and work in Pleasanton.

We do this because not only because it is good for business, but because we also know it's also good for the environment and the overall quality of life we want to cr3eate for our employee's and residents.

More and more companies throughout the Bay Area are recognizing the significant business rewards associated with offering commuter benefits to their employees.

The four options outlined in this program make it simple for employers to identify the best choice for their particular workforce.
Public intuitions with 50 or more employees fall under the Commuter Benefits Program requirements.

I found the program flexible and easy to implement and the registration process is easy.

Businesses can appoint a person to register the company and choose their preferred commuter benefit option.

This designee can review the program requirements and promote the benefits internally.

Juniper has long recognized the value of offering incentives for taking transit or other commute alternatives.

Helping employees get to work in a less stressful fashion not only makes them more productive and saves them money; it also benefits the environment, traffic congestion and our community at large.

WRA is an environmental consulting firm.

We're a mid-sized firm with about 60 employees so we fall under the requirements of the Commuter Benefits Program.

From our viewpoint this program is not only good for employees, it's good for employers.

Your companies appointed staff person can go to 511.org and click on the Commuter Benefits tab to get started.

Here you will find the "Click to Register" tab that takes the user to the Bay Area Commuter Benefits registration page.

The folks at 511 have been very helpful in answering my questions.
So if employers have questions about the program and they cannot
find it on the Commuter Benefits website, I highly recommend they call 511.

Other than the simple reporting process required the Commuter Benefits Program does not add any extra burden to our staff.
It's flexible and very easy to implement.

On the Commuter Benefits webpage is a list of 4 commuter benefit options to consider which include the fourth option that provides an opportunity for the company to identify their own unique commuter benefit.

I personally telecommute a couple times a week and use the ACE train when I come into the office.

In fact, commute options have helped in employee recruitment and retention as well as overall productivity.

And the Commuter Benefits Program is easy to manage.
This type of program is really good for businesses, employees and the environment.

We have found through surveys as well as anecdotal stories that employees who have options for their commute, beyond driving alone, tend to be more productive in their work and have an overall higher level of job satisfaction -- all of which is good for business.
We encourage all businesses and organizations, not just those with 50 or more employees that are required to register, to check out the Commuter Benefits Program website to find out how providing Commuter Benefits really is good business in the long run.

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