ORLANDO, FL. – For the fourth year in a row, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) was named one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters by Center for Urban Transportation at the University of South Florida.
"As a major transportation hub for Central Florida, it is critical for us to work with our employees and offer them a variety of ways to get to work each day," said Phil Brown, the Chief Executive Officer of the Orlando International Airport. "By offering employees alternative ways to get to work, we're able to do our part to ease congestion around the region and assist the traveling public as they navigate around our airport."
GOAA was awarded after offering exceptional employee-provided commuter benefits that meet the National Standard of Excellence criteria. The Authority offers employees a progressive commuter benefit program to save employees time, money and the stresses of battling traffic congestion, allowing at least 14 percent of our employees to travel by means other than in their car alone this year.
Specifically, here’s benefits GOAA offers employees:
- Lynx Bus Pass subsidy of 50 percent each month
- Employee shuttle bus service to reduce congestion at the airport
- Preferred parking for carpoolers at a remote building on property
- Shower facilities for active commuters
- Emergency Ride Home program through a partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation – reThink Your Commute
- Employee ride-share promotions with reThink Your Commute and SunRail
"Being designated as one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters is more than just a title; it means an employer is standing behind its commitment to provide employees with access to progressive commuter programs, like discounted transit passes, bicycle-friendly amenities, and rideshare solutions," said Julie Bond, Program Manager for Best Workplaces for Commuters. "Making such a commitment has its perks. Besides being a leader in the nation's evolving transportation landscape, these employers are better able to recruit and retain talent, save on overhead costs, and be more environmentally sustainable."
Basic MCO Information: With approximately 48 million annual passengers, Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the busiest airport in Florida and 10th busiest in the U.S. MCO is currently engaged in a $4.12 billion Capital Improvement Program to increase capacity and enhance customer convenience.