Triangle J Council of Governments Awarded Gold Medal for Best Workplaces for Commuters in National Race to Excellence

Congratulations to Triangle J Council of Governments!!!

According to a January 13, 2015 news release by TJ COG:

Durham, NC — Triangle J Council of Governments (TJCOG) was one of 29 nationwide employers to win a Gold Medal for Best Workplaces for Commuters, a program designed to encourage sustainable transportation innovation. The award recognizes the steps the organization has taken to facilitate alternative transportation and telework programs for employees regionally. In addition to offering exemplary commuter benefits for its own staff, TJCOG coordinates the Best Workplaces for Commuters program, which provides national recognition to businesses that provide holistic transportation options for their employees. Triangle J Council of Governments is committed to upholding the values it espouses in the region, focusing on transportation, planning, development, and sustainability. This award underscores TJCOG’s commitment to the region to help provide the highest level of commuter and employer benefits.

“The Triangle J Council of Governments’ Triangle Best Workplaces for Commuters Program is proud to be recognized for the work we do regionally to help commuters get out of their cars, and into our buses, onto our sidewalks, and riding along our bike lanes. The businesses we work with are truly leaders nationally and are advancing quality of life amenities for their staff every day. The Best Workplaces for Commuters program is a great way to recognize this dedication, and communicate the importance of these benefits to both staff considering these work locations, and the broader business community” says Mary Sell, Best Workplaces for Commuters Coordinator.

About Triangle J Council of Governments
Triangle J Council of Governments is a non-partisan cooperative of local governments among seven counties – Durham, Wake, Orange, Chatham, Lee, Moore, Johnston. The Council operates as a liaison between local and state and federal governments to ensure resources are used wisely to benefit our citizens and businesses. TJCOG promotes collaboration among local governments, stakeholders, and partners, tackling challenges that cross jurisdictional lines.

About Best Workplaces for Commuters
Best Workplaces for Commuters ™ is a program of the National Center for Transit Research at the University of South Florida (CUTR). CUTR is funded by Florida Department of Transportation and U.S. Department of Transportation. The theme of CUTR is to make public transportation and alternative forms of transportation, including managed lanes, safe, effective, efficient, desirable, and secure.