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Commuter-Friendly Businesses Honored

Fairfax County will honor this year’s recipients of the Best Workplaces for Commuters next Tuesday in the Fairfax County Government Center Atrium. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is expected to issue a proclamation in support of the “Fairfax First 50” BWC organizations that helped make Fairfax County the first jurisdiction in the country to sign on more than 50 employers as best workplaces for commuters, according to county officials. “Promoting alternate ways to work, and policies such as teleworking and flex time, help make Fairfax County a better place to live and work by reducing congestion on our roadways,” said Fairfax County Department of Transportation Director Tom Biesiadny. “We are pleased that Fairfax County is leading the nation in “Best Workplace” designations and are committed to continuing to expand this programs in years to come.”

This year’s recipients are: Horizon Industries Limited, Prosperity Metro Plaza, FUTREND, U. S. Geological Survey, Kimley-Horn, Freddie Mac, Synaptek Corporation, National Student Clearinghouse, FOX Architects LLC, and Pyramid Systems Inc. The designation acknowledges employers who have excelled in implementing green commuter programs such as ridesharing, transit benefits, biking and walking, teleworking, alternate work schedules and other strategies.