Can Employee Transportation be all Fun and Games?

Yesterday Employee Transportation Coordinators and Human Resources representatives from across the Triangle gathered at Research Triangle Park to crack the Murder Mystery at the Roadrage Company. An unconventional training exercise, but what a great way to bring a lot of commute options to the forefront of discussion.

Special parking passes for employees who carpool, GoPasses for transit riders, sunscreen for those that cycle or walk their commute, and even the gas cards provided for vanpoolers were all part of the investigation to determine, “Who Killed Bert Schwinn?” The participants played the roles of detectives as they put the pieces together to identify a prime suspect and motive.

Detectives from the "TT CSI" department use strategy to deterine which suspect should be charged with murder.

In the end two “departments” identified the correct assassin and had their names entered into the grand prize drawing. Kevin Hogan, a UNC Transportation Demand Management intern was the lucky winner of a camping prize pack donated by REI in Durham.

In the end, the criminal was apprehended and commuting in the Triangle is as safe as ever… as long as you’re not driving alone. Dun…dun…dummmmmm.

The Best of the Best – BWC’s Race to Excellence

Calling all Best Workplaces for Commuters!

Are you the best of the best?

Time to trot out  your commuter benefits programs and receive national recognition for your leadership in providing and promoting commuter benefits at your workplace.

The National Center for Transit Research at the University of South Florida invites you to enter the Best Workplaces for Commuters’ 2010 Race to Excellence. The Race to Excellence is a challenge that encourages, recognizes, and highlights dedicated professionals throughout the country who promote commuter benefits, transportation options and the Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) designation in their workplaces and throughout their local communities. The Race to Excellence recognizes the hard work of two groups of professionals – BWC Employee Transportation Coordinators and BWC Champions, both of who are actively promoting superior commuter benefits and transportation options on a national basis.

Compete in the Race and you will receive:

  • · National recognition via an exciting Virtual Awards Ceremony
  • · Gold, silver or bronze status and “Best of” recognition
  • · Permanent recognition on BWC website
  • · Personalized letter to company or agency leadership
  • · Press release announcing award to local and national media

For more information on the Race to Excellence, we have prepared a brief PowerPoint presentation to view and hear.  Please go to to view a 7 minute overview of this year’s race.

Please complete the  pre-registration form for the 2010 Race to Excellence so we can determine your organization’s eligibility.  By completing this pre-registration form, there is no cost or obligation to enter the Race to Excellence