Friday Oct 23rd we held our 31st Annual Meeting and Luncheon and New Jersey Smart Workplaces Awards at the Hyatt Regency Princeton. Guest Speaker at the event was Darrin W. Anderson, Sr.,PhD, Deputy Director, New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids and Associate Executive Director, New Jersey YMCA State Alliance.
Executive Director Kastrenakes and GMTMA’Board President, Jack Kanarek honored businesses present at the event with the prestigious New Jersey Smart Workplaces (NJSW) award. The awards program is a partnership of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Association and GMTMA and recognizes employers for offering outstanding commuter services to their employees. “GMTMA applauds these employers for providing programs that encourage more sustainable, environmentally-friendly commute options,” said Kastrenakes.
Kanarek remarked on “how impressive it is that so many awardees, even those at the Platinum level, continue to add more options for their employees.” Electric vehicle charging stations, bike tool stations, and expanded shuttles were noted as examples.
Some other qualifying activities include: regularly promoting commute options to staff, hosting on-site commuter events, providing transit schedules, forming carpools or vanpools, offering teleworking, offering flextime, providing bicycle racks, and offering a pre-tax transit program.
If you think your business qualifies for the NJSW designation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we would be happy to help. You can also go to http://www.gmtma.org/pg-employers-nj-smart-workplaces.php to register.
The 2015 awardees are:
A-1 Limousine, Albridge Pershing, Amazon, Bank of America, ETS, Horizon NJ Health, Janssen, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Lakehurst, Munich Reinsurance, New Jersey Department of Transportation, NJM Insurance Group, TYCO, Princeton University, Princeton Healthcare
GOLD: Municipality of Princeton,