Five Tysons Employers Receive Best Workplaces for Commuters Awards

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Earlier this year, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) announced the awardees of their annual Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) awards. Among the list of awardees were five Tysons employers, including Freddie Mac, INADEV, Jones Robb, Kajeet, and Maximus. 

These Tysons-based businesses have created exceptional commuter programs for their employees. With a healthier planet in mind, they offer services such as bike storage, shuttle service to and from the Metro, ridesharing, EV charging stations, Capital Bikeshare access, and other transit benefits. Below are each of the five local companies and a description of their award-winning commuter services programs:  

Freddie Mac

With a robust commuter benefits program, it is no surprise the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, commonly known as Freddie Mac, has been recognized as a BWC awardee. In addition to providing Metro shuttles to and from the two nearest Metro stations, the company supports vanpool and carpool formation with an additional ride-share subsidy, has created a permanent hybrid work schedule for all employees, has electronic transit displays in their lobby areas, provides bike storage, as well as fitness centers and food service onsite. Headquartered in Tysons, Freddie Mac’s campus has over 3,000 employees.

INADEV, a multinational IT company, was identified as a BWC awardee based on their hybrid work environment. Despite being partially remote, they still offer a variety of commuter services to their employees on in-person days, including a shuttle to and from Metro, bike storage, an on-site fitness center with showers and lockers, restaurants, and EV charging stations.

Jones Robb

Vehicle reduction tactics are critical to reducing congestion and CO2 emissions. Women-owned, intellectual property law firm, Jones Robb, received a BWC award because of their commuter program that works to get cars off the road. Their program includes pre-tax commuter benefits, remote work policies, EV charging stations, bike storage, fitness center with showers, as well as Uber for business to Metro and restaurants.

One of the positive benefits of remote work is the decrease in the number of cars on the road. Kajeet, a multi-carrier IoT firm, was identified as a BWC awardee based on their flextime and remote work options. However, in the process of researching the company, FCDOT learned that the firm is part of the EV charging technology industry, which quickly solidified their position as an award recipient. In addition to an office space designed to foster creativity and collaboration, the building’s amenities include a fitness center with lockers and showers, EV charging stations, bike storage, an electronic transit display board, and complimentary Uber for Business shuttle.

Maximus is maximizing their green commuter program. The health and human services provider was identified as a BWC awardee because their commitment to sustainability caught the attention of their staff. Maximus’ website notes that their HQ office location was chosen to “improve collaborations and well-being” for their nearly 1000 employees in the Tysons area. In addition to offering a hybrid work model, the firm offers pre-tax commuter benefits and a complimentary shuttle to Tysons Corner Metro station. Other amenities include a fitness center with showers, café onsite, EV charging stations, and Capital Bikeshare access.

These awards are in partnership with the Best Workplaces for Commuters program. The initiative is designed to recognize organizations that are reducing their carbon footprint by providing more sustainable modes of transportation to their employees. 

For more information about the awards program, click here.

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