UCLA has been named one of the 2020 Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) for offering employees, as well as students, exceptional commuter benefits. To receive the designation, an organization must meet a National Standard of Excellence established by the National Center for Transit Research and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The University earned the designation by providing an array of transportation choices including the award-winning Bruin Commuter Transit Benefit program and popular Earn-A-Bike program.
The Bruin Commuter Transit Benefit program offers eligible faculty, staff and students new to public transportation with a free quarterly transit pass, good for unlimited rides on LA Metro or Santa Monica Big Blue Bus and Culver CityBus.
Earn-A-Bike offers eligible employees and graduate students a free bicycle package in exchange for giving up their parking permit for two years. Valued at $400, the package includes a new bike, helmet, light set and lock. The program was recently revamped, with additional vendors, a larger selection of bike models to choose from and new services and discounts.
BWC Program Manager Julie Bond said, "UCLA gives commuters the support they need to get to and from campus and be at their best before, during and after the work or school day."
UCLA Transportation Executive Director Renée Fortier said, "UCLA takes immense pride in receiving this distinction and is committed to helping Bruins save time and money and avoid the stress of battling L.A. traffic alone."