3/26/15: Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards

The 4th annual Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards will be held on March 26th, 2015 (location TBD).

Brought to you by MassCommute, the Massachusetts Coalition of Transportation Management Associations the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), and MassRIDES, the statewide travel options program, the ECO Awards celebrate Massachusetts employers and their efforts to reduce congestion and greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging employees to utilize green transportation options. Many Massachusetts employers are making a difference by encouraging employees to travel to work by public transit, bicycling, walking or through the promotion of carpools and vanpools ad this event is an opportunity for them to be recogized.

We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of MassCommute TMA members and MassRides Partners this March! Stay tuned for details and contact Julia Prange Wallerce (MassCommute) or Becca Cry (MassRides) with questions or inquiries. 

What are the ECO Awards?

The Massachusetts ECO Awards are a celebration of the exemplary contributions employers have made toward encouraging and supporting employees who use green, sustainable and healthy transportation options in the Commonwealth.

Who Is Invited?

The ECO Awards are open to any Massachusetts employer who is a TMA Member Company and/or MassRIDES Employer Partner, and who complete an annual questionnaire identifying the current sustainable commuter option programs their worksite offers to its employees.

What Are the Awards?

Awards are presented at three levels - Pacesetter, Leadership and Pinnacle.

In 2014, the awards ceremony at Fenway Park celebrated the efforts of over 150 MassRIDES partners and MassCommute members.

Eight additional employers were recognized for outstanding accomplishments with Spotlight Awards:

  • Leadership in Commuter Options:
    • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: Bicycling
    • Northeastern University: Bicycling
    • Biogen Idec: Public Transit
    • MIT Lincoln Laboratories: Carpool/Vanpool
  • Leadership in Commuter Engagement
    • Boston Properties, Atlantic Wharf: Property Manager
    • Allegro MicroSystems LLC: Employer Transportation Coordinator
  • Rising Star
    • State Street Bank & Trust
  • Leadership in Innovation
    • Cell Signaling Technology

5/9-5/16/15: MassCommute Bicycle Challenge 2015

The 20 year tradition continues in 2015 with the MassCommute Bicycle Challenge (MCBC) from May 9th-16th! A signature event of Bay State Bike Week, the MCBC invites commuters across the Commonwealth to "Live Life on Two Wheels" and log as many trips as possible by bicycle throughout the week. The week-long event is FREE and brings thousands of Massachusetts businesses, educational institutions, and municipalities together in friendly competition celebrating the power of bicycle commuting.

Check out the amazing results from last year's MCBC and stay tuned for details about this year's challenge!