Seminole State recognized nationally as Best Workplace for Commuters

Fifth year in a row the College has been recognized

Thursday, January 26, 2023
Written by: Seminole State Staff

For the fifth year in a row, Seminole State College of Florida has been named one of the 2023 Best Workplaces for Commuters for offering employees and students exceptional commuter benefits. 

Seminole State is among a select group of workplaces nationwide that have achieved the Best Workplaces for Commuters National Standard of Excellence by providing exceptional commuter benefits. Seminole State offers employees and students several commuter benefit options, including: 

  • Hybrid work option for applicable positions
  • A comprehensive wellness program that encourages walking and health
  • Free Lynx bus access including free transportation from the Lake Mary SunRail train station to the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus (also available to students)
  • Compressed work weeks during the summer

“Seminole State is one of the top employers in the nation offering high-level commuter benefits to their employees,” said Julie Bond, Program Manager, Best Workplaces for Commuters. “They give their employees the support they need to get to work and be at their best before, during and after their workday.”

“We are extremely proud to be recognized once again for our commuter benefit program that saves employees time, money and stress,” said Mae Ashby, associate vice president of Human Resources at Seminole State. “Our benefits give us a competitive edge in employee recruitment and retention while helping reduce traffic congestion and negative environmental impact.”

The Best Workplaces for Commuters program offers designated organizations access to a range of support services to assess and promote non-driving commuting of employees, including organizational assessment and implementation tool-kits, web-based tools and webinars, staff training, and information exchange.

About Best Workplaces for Commuters

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, the Best Workplaces for Commuters program provides support needed to create and sustain an employer-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 600 workplaces with Best Workplaces for Commuters designation representing over 2-million employees. 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).

About Center for Urban Transportation Research

Since its inception, the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) has become internationally recognized in transportation research, education and technology transfer/training/outreach center, with a focus on producing products and people. Our work supports transportation agencies, the transportation profession and community, policy makers, and the public. CUTR provides high quality, objective expertise in the form of insightful research, comprehensive training and education, effective technical assistance and in-depth policy analysis, that translates directly into benefits for CUTR’s project sponsors.  CUTR’s faculty and students combine academic knowledge and extensive “real world” experience in developing innovative, implementable solutions for all modes of transportation.  The multidisciplinary research faculty includes experts in engineering, planning, computer science, economics, public policy, public health, and geography.  CUTR logs nearly $20 million per year in expenditures through contracts and grants to support its research, education, training and technical assistance missions. CUTR is home to the National Institute of Congestion Reduction.  In 2020, CUTR was competitively selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation as the national university transportation center focused on congestion.