TMA Group Van Star

The TMA Group (Transportation Management Association) has been named one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters in 2019 for offering exceptional employee-provided commuter benefits that meet the National Standard of Excellence criteria.

“The TMA Group is on the cutting edge of a national movement,” said Julie Bond, Program Manager, Best Workplaces for Commuters. “They have listened to employees’ challenges with traffic congestion and their concerns over reducing emissions. By offering a range of commuter benefits such as offering flex scheduling, operating the regional commuter vanpool program in Middle Tennessee – VanStar with access to Emergency Ride Home benefits, and working with area employers in implementing TDM (Transportation Demand Management) Best Practices, The TMA Group gives its employees and the communities they serve the support they need to get to and from work so they can be at their best. These benefits are good for the area’s employers and employees.”

The TMA Group is a regional leader in customizing environmentally friendly, multimodal transportation solutions for employers and communities offers an array of benefits that help employees pursue environmentally friendly and cost-effective commuting strategies. As part of the company’s comprehensive commuter benefits program, The TMA Group offers commuting options and support services such as vanpool and/or carpool matching; compressed workweek program; participation in a regional air quality program; and operation of Franklin’s small urban public transit service.

“We are proud to make this commitment to our own employees, as well as to employees and employers throughout our region and to the environment,” said Debbie Henry, TMA Executive Director. “The 2019 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 Whole Foods Market, Ernst & Young, LLP, Mayo Clinic, Merck & Company, NCR Corporation, Oracle USA, Yale University, and Duke University, to name a few.”

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 the Clean Air Partnership program.

Best Workplaces for Commuters is the national authority on recognizing and assisting workplaces that provide exceptional commuter benefits to employees. More than a recognition program, Best Workplaces for Commuters program provides support needed to create, sustain an employee-provided commuter benefit program, including online assessment tools, advisory services, case studies, tool-kits, web-based tools, webinars and training. Best Workplaces for Commuters represents over 300 U.S. based workplaces. The Best Workplaces for Commuters program is managed by the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida with support from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). For more information: http://www.bestworkplaces.org/

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