February 4, 2020
For the third year in a row, Yale University has proudly been named one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters in 2020. Yale strives to provide premier commuting benefits to all staff members, considering all forms of transportation, including carpooling, commuter train, shuttle, and bus. Yale is one of only three workplaces in Connecticut, and one of only four universities in the Northeast with the designation.
“Yale University is on the cutting edge of a national movement,” said Julie Bond, Program Manager, Best Workplaces for Commuters. “They have listened to their employees’ challenges with traffic congestion and their concerns over reducing emissions. By offering a range of commuter benefits such as subsiding bus fares, carpooling programs and access to Emergency Ride Home programs, Yale gives its employees the support they need to get to and from work so they can be at their best. These benefits are good for the company and its employees.”
Yale University is among a select group of workplaces in the United States that have committed to employee-provided commuter benefits that result in at least 14 percent of their employee base not driving alone to work within a 12-month period. Yale offers employees several commuter benefit options, including:
- The ability to purchase transit passes online with pre-tax savings applied to a monthly cost of up to $260;
- Up to three free parking stays per month for transit riders and carpoolers;
- Carpool matching and rewards through CTrides; and,
- A guaranteed ride home in case of emergencies.
“Yale is once again extremely proud to receive the 2020 Best Workplaces for Commuters national designation,” said John Mayes, Associate Vice President of Administration. “We’re witnessing the beginnings of an epic global transportation revolution as the world begins to transition away from fossil fuels in favor of sustainable alternatives. As the transportation solutions of tomorrow evolve, Yale will continue to deliver solutions that are meaningful, deliver real value and encourage sustainable practices for our commuters.”
The Best Workplaces for Commuters program offers designated organizations access to a range of support services to assess and promote non-driving commuting of employees, including organizational assessment and implementation tool-kits, web-based tools and webinars, staff training, and information exchange.
“The companies on this list understand the importance and impact commuter benefits have on their employees and the value they bring to the environment,” said Bond. “Excellent commuter benefit programs may reward these companies not just with a national designation, but buoys workplace productivity, customer loyalty and brand recognition in an increasingly competitive marketplace.”
Yale is proud to provide such premier commuter benefits to its population. Learn more about commuter benefits on our website, Transportation Options at Yale.