Government employers are offering commuter options
Traffic-plagued communities nationwide are embracing alternatives to frustrating employee commutes. The trend includes state and local governments, where officials are coordinating commute alternative programs and implementing such programs for their employees.
In Atlanta, where traffic congestion is legendary, a new initiative in conjunction with Georgia’s Clean Air Campaign seeks to lessen the burden for state government employees. Kicking off Georgia’s CommuteSmart program in September, Gov. Nathan Deal has proposed that state agencies implement at least one commute alternative program for employees, whether flexible work hours, teleworking, four-day work weeks or a carpool and transit program.
Georgia’s 62,000 state employees spend an estimated 340,000 hours a week commuting on crowded roads. About 9,300 of those employees commute to the state’s Capitol Hill complex at the center of Atlanta’s busiest and most strategic thoroughfares.
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