The TMA Group (Transportation Management Association) has been named one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters in 2020 for offering exceptional employer-provided commuter benefits that meet the National Standard of Excellence criteria.

“Employers like The TMA Group are on the cutting edge of a national movement in changing how America commutes,” said Julie Bond, Senior Research Associate, Best Workplaces for Commuters. “They have listened to employees’ challenges with traffic congestion and their concerns over reducing emissions. TMA offers a range of commuter benefits such as flex scheduling, operating VanStar, the regional commuter vanpool program in Middle Tennessee with access to Emergency Ride Home benefits, and working with area employers in implementing TDM (Transportation Demand Management) best practices.”

The TMA Group is a regional leader in customizing innovative multimodal transportation solutions for employers and communities, offering an array of benefits to help employees pursue cost-effective commuting and sustainable strategies. To support companies’ comprehensive commuter benefits programs, The TMA Group offers commuting options and support services such as vanpool and/or carpool matching; TDM programs for employers; operation of Franklin’s public transit service; and participation in a regional air quality program.

“We are proud to make this commitment to our own employees as well as to employees and employers throughout our region,” said Debbie Henry, TMA Executive Director. “The 2020 Best Workplaces for Commuters program means an employer is standing behind its commitment to provide employees with access to progressive commuter programs. We are honored to join other national and global companies such as Dell Technologies, ESPN Live, Google, Harvard University, IBM, Mayo Clinic, Merck & Company, NCR Corporation, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Stanford Research Park, Telsa, The Walt Disney Company, Verizon, and Yale University.”

The TMA Group, headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, operates and manages VanStar, the regional commuter vanpool service; Franklin’s public transit service on behalf of the Franklin Transit Authority; School Pool is Cool; and

About Best Workplaces for Commuters
Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) is the national authority on recognizing and assisting
workplaces that provide comprehensive commuter benefits to employees. More than a recognition
program, BWC provides the necessary assistance to create and sustain employer-provided commuter benefit programs and offers recognition and tailored support for employers, universities, and sites. The program is managed by the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida with support from the Florida Department of Transportation.

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