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Neighborhood Progress receives NOACA Commuter Choice Award

NOACA’s Commuter Choice Awards

Supporting choices for commuters is a win-win. Use of alternative modes of transportation saves commuters money, relieves congestion, improves air quality, benefits health and reduces stress. If your organization encourages employees to use alternative transportation modes (including public transportation, carpooling, bicycling, walking, telecommuting, and flexible work weeks), NOACA recognizes these efforts through its Commuter Choice Awards.

Participating organizations can receive a Gold, Silver or Bronze rating based on the percentage of employees who engage in environmentally friendly commuting alternatives and on the organization’s incentives, programs, policies and investments that support commute alternatives. Each year, NOACA also rewards one organization with top honors for being a regional leader for encouraging alternative transportation choices.

2014 Award Winners
NOACA distributed the region’s first-ever Commuter Choice Awards to the following organizations at its Annual Meeting on September 12, 2014: 

Gold rating: NASA Glenn Research Center

Silver rating: Tucker Ellis LLP

Bronze rating: Case Western Reserve University; Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Cleveland Center; Squire Patton Boggs; University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Honorable mention: BrownFlynn; Cleveland Neighborhood Progress; Cleveland Public Library; Cuyahoga County; Eaton Corporation; Grants Plus; University Circle, Inc.; Vocon

These organizations offer their employees numerous amenities that encourage them to commute by alternative modes. These include:

  • Providing free transit passes to employees
  • Offering secure outdoor and indoor parking for bicycles
  • Providing showers, changing areas and lockers for bicyclists and pedestrians
  • Offering pool cars and bicycles on-site for employees to use during the day if they take transit
  • Allowing employees to telecommute and have flexible work schedules
  • Offering video-conferencing capabilities to reduce employee travel
  • Offering educational programs that help employees learn about the benefits of alternative forms of transportation


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