Mercedes Southeast HQ Wins Award for Game Changing Telework Program

Mercedes Southeast HQ Wins Award for Game Changing Telework Program

UrbanTrans would like to congratulate Mercedes-Benz USA for earning a 2019 Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) National Award for their Telework program. Upon making Atlanta home in 2018, Mercedes-Benz USA quickly realized commuting to work was a widespread pain point for its employees.

Mercedes took action and partnered with Perimeter Connects in effort to overcome their employees’ commuting challenges. Perimeter Connects is a Transportation Management Association managed by UrbanTrans on behalf of the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts. Perimeter Connects helped Mercedes develop a custom telework program that allows the majority of employees the ability to telework one day a week. 

The result? 98% of participating employees reported that telework was valuable for Mercedes. In addition, a survey of managers revealed that employee productivity increased with the new custom telework program. Mercedes was honored with the 2019 ACT National Award for Telework for their efforts in reducing commuter frustration and improving employee satisfaction.

ACT recognizes outstanding achievements in the field of transportation demand management every year. Mercedes’ Telework program exemplifies ACT’s vision of, “A Better Journey for Everyone.” On behalf of UrbanTrans and Perimeter Connects, we would like to celebrate our partner Mercedes-Benz USA for their outstanding achievements in implementing a custom telework program. 


What’s Ahead In 2020 + Beyond

The new decade is here, bringing countless exciting, innovative projects in the communities we serve.

Here’s a look at some of the projects we’re most excited to see take place over the next year and decade in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Denver.

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This is the Start of Something New

This Is the Start Of Something New

A new year can inspire us to try something new, explore unfamiliar places, and achieve greater heights.

We’re taking part in this sentiment with a fresh look and a new blog for UrbanTrans.

Through this blog, we’re exploring the emerging trends in transportation and the ways in which technology, sustainability, equity—and so much more—are changing how we think about the evolving world around us. We’ll also share news and ideas that inspire us in our work each day.

Each article is authored by our staff—comprised of people from across North America who bring to the table distinct backgrounds and fresh perspectives.

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