Best Workplaces For Commuters Issues Report on Mode Split

From Best Workplaces for Commuters: About one week ago, the U.S. Census Bureau released 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates.  We (Best Workplaces for Commuters) have compiled their information to provide mode split information at the county level.  The report also compares the 2013-2017 mode split data to the previous 5-year period (2009-2012). You can download it for…

IRS Releases Guidance on Employer Provided Parking & Parking Benefits

The Department of Treasury has released guidance regarding employer-provided parking, parking fringe benefits, and information regarding the status of how tax-exempt organizations are to handle changes to fringe benefits and unintended business tax. The guidance can be found below. It should be noted that the IRS will waive penalties and fees for organizations that have not paid…

Coalition for Smarter Transportation Releases Web Tool-kit for Trip Planning & Multimodal Fare Media

The Coalition for Smarter Transportation has unveiled a webtool kit that includes a variety of resources for agencies looking to incorporate trip planning and multimodal fare media payment. Included in the toolkit are spotlights of a variety of products and services that are available to agencies. In addition, the Coalition for Smarter Transportation has included other…

Washington DC Regional Employers Call for Smarter Transportation System

A group of prominent employers in the greater Washington DC region released a blueprint calling for investment in smarter transportation. The document, entitled Capital Region Blueprint for Regional Mobility makes numerous recommendations including: Modernizing Intercity and Commuter Rail Improve Roadway and Trail Performance – including enhancing congestion pricing Create High-Performing Public Transit Grow Employer Mobility Programs Expand…

National Climate Assessment Delivers Stark Warning About Climate Change

On Friday, November 23, the US Global Change Research Program, a team of 13 federal agencies, released the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This report, which provides a range of information, warns that the impacts of climate change are occurring faster than anticipated and will have a large impact on all levels of our economy. The report estimates that on the higher range…