ARLINGTON, Va. – February 6, 2018 –Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) is pleased to announce it has been named one of the Best Workplaces for CommutersSM in 2018 for offering exceptional employee-provided commuter benefits that meet the National Standard of Excellence criteria. ARC is among a select group of workplaces in the U.S. that was cited for having at least 14 percent of their employee base not driving alone to work within a 12-month period.
ARC offers employees several commuter benefit options, including:
- A monthly taxable allowance to employees in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to assist with overall commuter costs.
- Free onsite parking at ARC’s Louisville, Ky. and Tampa, Fla. offices.
- The opportunity for employees to work from home, which reduced all employee commuter trips by six percent.
- A variety of carpool matching programs—including Arlington Transportation Partners, Ticket To Ride and Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority Commuter Services—that connect commuters with each other to share the ride to and from work.
- An Emergency Ride Home program that provides commuters who carpool, ride transit, bike, or walk, with reimbursement in the event of an unexpected emergency.
“ARC is extremely proud of our progressive commuter benefits program that saves employees time, money and reduces stress,” said ARC Chief Human Resources Officer Eric Barger. “Our benefits certainly give ARC a competitive edge in employee recruitment and retention. Most importantly, we are committed to providing a better quality of life for our talented employees.”
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.
Julie Bond, program manager for Best Workplaces for Commuters, commented, “ARC is on the cutting edge of a national movement. Excellent commuter benefit programs may reward these companies not just with a national designation, but buoys workplace productivity, customer loyalty and brand recognition in an increasingly competitive marketplace.”
The Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) is the premier driver of air travel intelligence and commerce in the travel industry with leading business solutions, travel agency accreditation services, process and financial management tools and high-quality data. In 2017, ARC settled $88.5 billion worth of airline ticket transactions for more than 7,000 travel agencies with 12,000 points of sale. Established in 1984, ARC is an ISO 27001 certified company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with offices in Louisville, Kentucky, Tampa, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit www.arccorp.com and www.twitter.com/arctalk.
About Best Workplaces for CommutersSM
Best Workplaces for CommutersSM 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 200 workplaces with Best Workplaces for Commuters designation representing over 734,000 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 National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). For more information: http://www.bestworkplaces.org/.