HARRISBURG, PA – March 11, 2019 – Comcast’s offices in Harrisburg, Lebanon and York have been named among the 2019 Best Workplaces for Commuters for offering employees exceptional commuter benefits that meet the National Standard of Excellence criteria.
“Comcast is one of the top employers in the nation offering high level commuter benefits to their employees,” said Julie Bond, Program Manager, Best Workplaces for Commuters. “Comcast made the list because they offer transportation choices that include telework, compressed work week scheduling, a commuter assistance program, ridesharing and ride-matching programs, bicycle parking and access to Emergency Ride Home programs. Comcast gives its employees the support they need to get to and from work and be at their best before, during, and after their work day.”
Comcast 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. Comcast offers employees several commuter benefit options, including:
• A teleworking program, which reduced at least six percent of all employee commute trips
• A compressed workweek, which allows for 10 percent of employees’ vehicle trips to be eliminated
• Emergency Ride Home program
• Pre-tax purchases of qualified public transit costs, including fares and parking
• On-site lunchrooms and gyms that reduce the need for employees to drive before or after work or during breaks
• On-site electric vehicle charging stations in Harrisburg
• Bicycle parking and on-site showers and lockers for employees
“We take pride in receiving this 2019 Best Workplaces for Commuters national designation,” said Loren Hudson, Vice President of Human Resources for Comcast’s Keystone Region. “Our commuter benefits reflect our commitment to give employees options that best fit their needs.”
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with three primary businesses: Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, and Sky. Comcast Cable is one of the United States’ largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the Xfinity brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the Xfinity brand. NBCUniversal is global and operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures, and Universal Parks and Resorts. Sky is one of Europe’s leading media and entertainment companies, connecting customers to a broad range of video content through its pay television services. It also provides communications services, including residential high-speed internet, phone, and wireless services. Sky operates the Sky News broadcast network and sports and entertainment networks, produces original content, and has exclusive content rights. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
About Best Workplaces for Commuters
Best Workplaces for Commuters is the national authority on recognizing and assisting workplaces that provide exceptional commuter benefits to employees. More than a recognition program, the Best Workplaces for Commuters program provides support needed to create and sustain an employee-provided commuter benefit program, including online assessment tools, advisory services, case studies, tool-kits, web-based tools, webinars and training. Best Workplaces for Commuters represents over 250 workplaces with Best Workplaces for Commuters designation representing over 1,000,000 employees. The Best Workplaces for Commuters program is managed by the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida with support from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). For more information: http://www.bestworkplaces.org/
About Center for Urban Transportation Research (https://www.cutr.usf.edu/)
The Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida, established in 1988, is an internationally recognized resource for policymakers, transportation professionals and the public. CUTR provides high quality, objective expertise in the form of insightful research, in-depth policy analysis, comprehensive training and education and effective technical assistance that translates directly into benefits for CUTR’s project sponsors. CUTR’s faculty of 37 full-time researchers and 57 students, combines academic knowledge and extensive “real world” experience in developing innovative, implementable solutions for all modes of transportation. The multidisciplinary research faculty includes experts in economics, planning, engineering, public policy and geography. CUTR logs nearly $20 million per year in expenditures through contracts and grants to support its research, education, training and technical assistance missions.