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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Tim Greeley or Erin Phalon

RELEASE: October 19, 2005

NJDOT Announces New Jersey's Inaugural

Best Workplaces for Commuters List


(Trenton)-New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Jack Lettiere today announced New Jersey's 2005 Best Workplaces for Commuters SM list.   22 workplaces, including NJDOT and seven Fortune 500 companies, qualified for the inaugural list.


"NJDOT is practicing what we preach by working to improve employees' quality of life, reduce the number of cars on state highways and curtail air pollution," said Commissioner Lettiere.   "NJDOT is offering a variety of substantive commuter benefits, and I ask other businesses to do the same."

New Jersey in 2005 became the second state and seventeenth area to launch a Best Workplaces for Commuters SM Campaign. Established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the Best Workplaces for Commuters SM program publicly recognizes employers that provide commuter benefits that help employees address limited or expensive parking, reduce traffic congestion, improve employee recruiting and retention, and minimize the environmental impacts associated with drive-alone commuting.  

"Investing in a more environmentally friendly commute to the workplace doesn't just make economic sense; it contributes to a better quality of life for employees, which profits everyone.   The BWC designation is a mark of excellence for employers and we hope this distinction encourages other companies to get on board," said EPA Regional Administrator Alan J. Steinberg.   "Better air quality due to less congestion is an invaluable employee benefit."


New Jersey companies that meet the Best Workplaces for Commuters National Standard of Excellence must provide a monthly transit pass subsidy or van pool subsidy of at least $30, a significant telework program, cash in lieu of free or subsidized parking or another set of benefits proposed by an employer and accepted by Best Workplaces for Commuters SM .   M ost qualifying New Jersey companies offered transit pass subsidies.


New Jersey's 2005 Best Workplaces for Commuters SM and

Employees Eligible For Participation

ADP, Jersey City                                                       700                               

ADP Graphic Communications, Jersey City                      500                              

D&B, Parsippany                                                        560                              

Educational Testing Service, Princeton                          2,500                           

Federal Reserve Bank of New York, E. Rutherford             700                              

Greater Mercer TMA, Princeton                                      7                                 

HART Commuter Information Services, Flemington             4                                 

Intel Corporation, - NJ, Parsippany                                 656                              

John Wiley & Sons, Inc                                                1024                            

LEXISNEXIS, Newark                                                    287

Meadowlink, Rutherford                                                 3                                 

Merck & Co. Inc., Whitehouse Station, Rahway                  3,500                           

New Jersey Department of Transportation, Trenton             1,207                           

NJ TRANSIT Corporation, Newark                                     1,200                           

Photonic Products Group (INRAD), Northvale                      67                               

The Port Authority of NY & NJ, Newark                              7,000

TransOptions, Cedar Knolls                                              10                               

United Parcel Service, Inc., Secaucus                                2,435                           

Verizon Communications, Newark                                       799                              

Veterans Affairs NJ Healthcare, East Orange                        2500                            

Visiting Homemaker Svc. of Hudson County, Jersey City          385                              

Wyeth, Princeton/Madison                                                 1474                            


If you, your company, or someone you know would like more information about New Jersey's Best Workplaces for Commuters SM program, please go to http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/commuter/bwc/ or http://www.bwc.gov/ for more information.


Once there, you can find the Transportation Management Association nearest you.   They will help you fill out the form and answer any questions you may have about the program or the application.



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