Best workplace for commuters

Best workplace for commuters

By Jennifer Palma Sanchez

Best workplace for commuters

By Jennifer Palma Sanchez
Recently awarded the 2020 Best Workplaces for Commuters award, the University is continuously working to provide commuter discounts and alternatives to help you avoid spending your time in the car. Learn more about how you can save time and money.

For the fourth 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 Miami’s infamous traffic—evaluates commuter alternatives that are offered to employees. If you’re considering a different method of transportation, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite alternatives. 

Permit exchange program
Thinking about exchanging your current University parking permit to explore one of the many other ways to commute to campus? If so, you may be eligible for Well ’Canes points and discounts on alternate modes of transportation. Check your eligibility and learn more about how you can participate.

Metrorail, Tri-Rail, and Metrobus
If Miami-Dade public transit is an accessible option, the University’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 during your commute.

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

Biking to campus
There’s nothing better than a cool breeze and warm sunshine as you safely bike past bumper-to-bumper traffic on U.S. 1. 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 the University’s mobility program, cyclists can take advantage of incentives such as access to the wellness center locker rooms and showers at both the Herbert Wellness Center and UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center, free repair stations on campus, and bike locks when you register with UMPD. Learn more.

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.