W+A PARTICIPATES IN FAIRFAX COUNTY’S BEST WORKPLACES FOR COMMUTERS: FIRST 50 CELEBRATION

Wells + Associates attended the Fairfax County Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC): First 50 Celebration to celebrate with many of our clients on their achievements of becoming one of the First 50 workplaces in Fairfax County to achieve a BWC designation. BWC is a unique and innovative membership program that recognizes employers and worksites with outstanding commuter benefits programs with the elite BWC designation. In order to achieve this honor, employers and/or worksites must meet the National Standard of Excellence in benefits for its commuters, including providing carpool/vanpool programs, shuttles, subsidized transit benefits, strong telework programs, and onsite, real time transportation information.

Fairfax County was the first jurisdiction in the country to sign on more than 50 employers as best workplaces for commuters. These First 50 include the following W+A clients:

Freddie Mac

Inova Fairfax Hospital

MITRE

Prosperity Metro Plaza

Towers Crescent

Tysons Corner Center

In order to be considered for the BWC designation, employers and/or worksites must submit an application detailing the onsite commuter benefits offered at its location. Overall, these benefits help to attract and retain employees and tenants, solve parking challenges, reduce environmental impacts, and more.

In addition to having many of our clients honored with the BWC distinction, W+A also collaborated with the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) to create the new Best Worksites for Commuters criteria, so that multi-tenant properties who have exceptional TDM programs for more than one employer (like Prosperity Metro Plaza, Towers Crescent, and Tysons Corner Center), can also receive the well-deserved recognition as a best workplace for commuters. Both Towers Crescent and Tysons Corner Center were the first two multi-tenant properties in the nation to receive this designation.  

W+A is proud to partner with BWC to help improve the way people get to and from work by making positive behavioral changes to reduce vehicle congestion and improve people’s quality of life through access and mobility.