Best workplace for commuters

Best workplace for commuters

By Jennifer Palma Sanchez

Best workplace for commuters

By Jennifer Palma Sanchez
Recently awarded the 2019 Best Workplaces for Commuters award, the University is continuously working to provide commuter discounts and alternatives to avoid spending your day on the Palmetto.

For the third consecutive year, the University of Miami received the Best Workplaces for Commuters award, placing the U among the top employers in the nation when it comes to getting to and from work. The award—which doesn’t relate to traffic volume—evaluates the type and number of commuter alternatives that are offered to employees. Are you considering a different method of transportation? We’ve highlighted some of our favorite options and encourage you to let us know how you decide to take advantage of UM’s mobility program.

Metrorail, Tri-Rail, and Metrobus
If Miami-Dade public transit is an accessible option, UM’s transit program offers incentives and discounts for students, faculty, and staff. With stops near all three campuses, you can enjoy the ride and catch-up on your favorite book or podcast.

Insider tip: There are additional benefits for faculty and staff who are thinking of trading in their current campus parking pass to explore alternative transportation options. Complete and submit this form for details.

Carpool (with incentives)
Looking for company or conversation during your commute? Download the RideFlag app and find students, faculty, and staff near you who are looking to carpool to campus. There are lots of incentives for participating, including a one-day color zone upgrade and emergency ride home vouchers.

Biking to campus
What’s better than a cool breeze and warm sunshine in your face as you safely bike past bumper-to-bumper traffic on US1? Biking to campus is not only sustainable but it’s also a great way to sneak in a workout before you spend the day in the office or studying. Through UM’s mobility program, cyclists can take advantage of incentives such as access to the wellness center locker rooms and showers, free repair stations on campus, and bike locks when registering with the UM police department. Read about one UM staff member who decided to take the scenic (cycling) route on her commute to the Coral Gables campus.

Learn more about UM's mobility program, explore other commuting alternatives offered through the office of parking and transportation, and get in touch with us at lifeattheu@miami.edu to share how you beat the Miami traffic blues.