Delaware Transit Corporation Nationally Recognized as a “Best Workplace for Commuters” in 2021

Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) has been named one of the 2021 Best Workplaces for Commuters for offering employees exceptional commuter benefits.  2021 List Breaks All-time Record – Best Workplaces for Commuters

 

DTC is among a select group of workplaces in the United States that have achieved the Best Workplaces for Commuters National Standard of Excellence by providing an array of commuter benefits, resulting in at least 14 percent of their employee base not driving alone to work within a 12-month period.

 

DTC offers employees several commuter benefits, including:

·                     Free rides on all DART bus services

·                     Annual bus pass for an employee’s dependent

·                     Telework Program

·                     Alternative Work Schedule

·                     Carpool Matching/Emergency Ride Home

·                     Try Transit Days

·                     Clean Commute Challenge

 

“The DTC family is encouraged to ride our own DART public transit services to save time, money and reduce stress while helping to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and make Delaware a better place to live and work.  Our internal “Ride Our Service” Challenge encourages employees to ride our service once a month to better understand the customer experience and offer suggestions to improve service,” said John Sisson, Chief Executive Officer, Delaware Transit Corporation. “We’re proud of the service we offer which is why we incentivize our employees to ride with free service.”

 

By participating in DART’s Delaware Commute Solutions free program, DTC employees can log their commutes to track the miles, money and pollution saved by their clean commute, and qualify for rewards, like monthly drawings.  Sixteen percent of DTC employees participate in the program exceeding the minimum threshold of participation established by Best Workplaces for Commuters.

During the COVID -19 pandemic, many DTC employees are working from home, avoiding the commute altogether.

 

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“DTC 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. “DTC gives its employees the support they need to get to and from work and be at their best before, during, and after their workday.”

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 Delaware Transit Corporation, a subsidiary of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), operates DART First State.  For more information, please visit www.DartFirstState.com or call 1-800-652-DART.  Real-Time Bus Information and DART Pass, the mobile fare payment option, are both available on the free DART Transit App (iOS and Android).

 

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