March 8, 2002
NEW COMMUTER CHOICE WEBSITE LAUNCHED
A new website has been launched by EPA and Department of Transportation to
support the Commuter Choice Leadership Initiative, which is the agency=s
first business/government partnership to reduce air pollution and global
warming associated with vehicle use.
The goal of this initiative is to reduce the traffic and air pollution of 15
million cars. U.S. employers can make important contributions to improving
energy resources, reducing air pollution and improving public health through
this voluntary program.
The new website provides information on: 1) what employers need to become a
Commuter Choice Employer and meet the National Standard of Excellence for
commuter benefits; 2) how U.S. employers can save hundreds of millions of
dollars in taxes, parking facility expenses and employee turnover costs and
3) how employers can save their employees hundreds of millions of dollars in
taxes and transportation costs.
The new website has a list of over 200 employers that have committed to
meeting the National Standard of Excellence for employer-provided commuter
benefits, qualifying them as Commuter Choice Employers. More information on
this initiative is found at: http://www.commuterchoice.gov.