On Thursday, January 16, 2014, Commuter Services FL District One was awarded the “Gold Supporting Agency” and the “Best of Supporting Agency Award” during the 2013 National Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) Race to Excellence Virtual Awards Ceremony. The City of North Port, South Seas Island Resort and LEGOLAND FL were awarded the “Gold Employer Award.”
The awards ceremony was presented by the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida. The Race to Excellence is a national annual challenge that encourages, recognizes, and highlights dedicated professionals across the country for promoting commuter benefits, transportation options, and the BWC designation. Over 400 organizations have met the Standard of Excellence and are designated as Best Workplaces for Commuters nationally. The organizations who successfully complete the Race take exemplary steps to offer their employees viable alternatives to driving alone, thereby reducing air pollution, traffic congestion, and fuel consumption.
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Registration is now open for the 2014 Florida Commuter Choice Summit and Southeast Regional TDM Symposium. This professional development event for TDM practitioners will be held at the University of South Florida, March 12-14, and is co-hosted by the Center for Urban Transportation Research, SEACT, and the Florida Department of Transportation.
During this three-day event, you will have an invaluable learning opportunity regarding the issues affecting the TDM industry. It also provides an opportunity to network with friends and colleagues.
For complete information about the program, hotel, and registration, please visit www.commuterservices.com.
The program abstract submission deadline of March 18 is quickly approaching. The program committee is working diligently to create an exciting and educational experience for all who attend the conference in Charleston, June 5-7, 2011. We encourage you to submit an abstract and participate by sharing your knowledge and experience with others.
The sessions are 90 minutes in length to provide time for a participatory learning environment. Abstracts will only be accepted through electronic submission. Click on this link to submit your abstract: SUBMIT ABSTRACT.
Again, please note that the deadline for submission is Friday, March 18. We will send notification of acceptance no later than April 4.
If you have questions, please send a message to email@example.com.
See you in Charleston!
Julie Bond, Chair, Conference Program Committee
“When was ever honey made with one bee in a hive?” — Thomas Hood
I am so inspired by all of the hard work both chapters have been doing to make this a great symposium for all. I had never heard the word “symposium” before joining SEACT so I decided to look it up. Some may wonder why we call this a symposium versus a conference. This is what I found, “a formal meeting at which several specialists deliver short addresses on a topic or on related topics.” (http://www.merriam-webster.com); along with other definitions, which pretty much mean the same.
Our goal for this symposium is to provide invaluable networking and educational development opportunities for professionals in ridesharing, public transit, bicycle and pedestrian programs, and other employer-based commute benefit programs such as telework and flexible work scheduling.
Keep watching our blog for updates from each committee as the planning continues.
Hope to see you there, Kathy Molin, SEACT President