Best Commuter Business

BCB Standard Logo PNG 18The Best Commuter Business (BCB) program is a leadership program for Pierce County employers who support their employees to use smart transportation options. 

Smart transportation options include all non-drive alone trips, featuring:

  • Walking, 
  • Riding a bike, 
  • Taking the bus, light rail, ferry (on bike/foot), or train, 
  • Riding in a vanpool/carpool, and 
  • Teleworking and working a compressed work week. 

Every year, Pierce Trips will certify employers that offer outstanding commuter programs as a "Best Commuter Business." This selection will be made based on a scoring system considering three factors: Engagement, Suite of Program Elements and Performance Measurements. There are three levels of recognition; Gold, Silver and Bronze.

This program is brought by Pierce Trips, a collaboration between Pierce Transit, Pierce County and the City of Tacoma. Pierce Trips focuses on promoting smart travel option in the Pierce County region and represents the cities of DuPont, Fife, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Puyallup, Sumner, Tacoma, and University Place.

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  1. Program time frame
  2. Why is this important to me?
  3. How can we participate?
  4. Are there costs associated?

Pierce Trips is launching this program in January 2019. From January 2019 through December 2019, Pierce Trips will gather information reported by Pierce County employers regarding their commute programs. Toward the end of the year, Pierce Trips will evaluate and score each employer based on three categories and present a leadership certification to the top performing employers for the following year. The first round of Best Commuter Employers will be announced January 2020. The selected employers will be certified for the full year, January through December.

  1. Point distribution
  2. How to improve our score
  3. What will BCB's receive?

Toward the end of the year, Pierce Trips will evaluate and score each participating business based on three categories and recognize the top performing employers as the Best Commuter Businesses for the following year. There will be three levels of recognition; Gold, Silver and Bronze. Scores will be distributed based on business’ efforts to promote smart commute options in three categories including Engagement, Performance and Programming. 

Please review the point distribution sheet below and compare the items listed against programs your employer offers.

CTR Affected Site Point Distribution Sheet.

City of Tacoma - Alternative and Volunteer Point Distribution Sheet.