RANDOLPH, NJ -- TransOptions honored its 2015 New Jersey Smart Workplaces (NJSW) Wednesday morning as part of the nonprofit organization’s annual Recognition Breakfast. Forty-nine employers were recognized as leaders in transportation at the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum levels. As in the past, this year’s NJSW honorees include businesses large and small, universities, supermarkets, chambers of commerce and municipalities.
Continuing a trend from last year’s event, most employers being recognized achieved the Platinum level in the program. The NJSW 2015 class has set a new high-water mark in providing their employees with alternative transportation options, such as subsidies toward transit passes, employer-subsidized shuttle services, or formal telework programs.
The following employers received 2015 recognition from TransOptions as New Jersey Smart Workplaces:
Platinum-level New Jersey Smart Workplaces: AAA, Alcoa, Atlantic Health System (6 locations), BASF, Bayer Healthcare, Borough of Morris Plains, County of Morris, Cycle Craft, Drew University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Marty’s Reliable Cycle, MetLife (2 locations), NECA, Nestlé Nutrition, NJM Insurance Group, Pershing LLC, Realogy, REI, Thorlabs Inc., Tiffany & Co. (2 locations), Wyndham Worldwide
Gold-level New Jersey Smart Workplaces: Avis Budget Group, Borough of Washington, Fiserv, GlaxoSmithKline, Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, The Casey Group, Township of Hanover, Township of Washington (Warren County), TransOptions
Silver-level New Jersey Smart Workplaces: Borough of Madison, County College of Morris, Hyatt Morristown, KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., Maersk, Inc., Yukon Graphics
Bronze-level New Jersey Smart Workplaces: DSM Nutritional Products, Morris County Chamber of Commerce, The Hartshorn Group, New Bridge Services, ShopRite of Greater Morristown, Sussex County Chamber of Commerce
TransOptions also honored a number of individuals and businesses for their significant transportation mobility and safety efforts in 2015. The following awards were presented:
- Volunteer of the Year: Lesa McGuiness, JCP&L
- Elected Official of the Year: Hon. Kathy DeFillippo, Freeholder Director, Morris County
- Government Official of the Year: Deena Leary, Morris County Department of Planning & Public Works
- Employer of the Year: Realogy, Madison, NJ
- Outstanding Media of the Year: 102.3 WSUS – iHeartMedia, Sussex County, NJ
- Teacher of the Year: Fred Fogle, Kittatinny Regional High School
- Cycling Advocate of the Year: Stephen Noble, REI
- Commuter of the Year: Hal Herbert, BASF
- Supporter of the Year: PSE&G
- Municipality of the Year: Hanover Township
- Safety Champion of the Year: Rose McCauley, Hanover Township
TransOptions acknowledged a number of sponsors at this year’s breakfast. The annual event was supported by platinum sponsor Dewberry, gold sponsors Penford Asset Management and Solix, silver sponsors Wyndham Worldwide, Morristown Airport, Lform and State Shuttle, bronze sponsors NECA, Glenbrook Technologies, Maersk, TeamLogic IT, Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, CP Professional Services, Maddaloni, Nydik & Keenan, and AAA, and supporting sponsors County College of Morris, Blue Sky Marketing, Coldwell Banker, MetLife, NJ Teen Safe Driving Coalition and Yukon Graphics.
New Jersey Smart Workplaces is an annual recognition program that emphasizes the importance of alternative and sustainable transportation options. NJSW is administered regionally by each of the state’s eight transportation management associations. For more information on New Jersey Smart Workplaces, visit TransOptions.org/new-jersey-smart-workplaces, or call TransOptions at (973) 267-7600. TransOptions is the transportation management association for northwest New Jersey. A non-profit organization, TransOptions delivers programs and services to improve the accessibility, mobility, environment and overall quality of life of all residents and commuters.