March 01, 2017

Creative Receives National Designation as Best Workplaces for Commuters in 2017

February 28, 2017 – McLean, VA

Creative Systems and Consulting, LLC (“Creative”) has been named one of the Best Workplaces for CommutersSM in 2017 for offering exceptional employee-provided commuter benefits that meet the National Standard of Excellence criteria.

“Creative Systems and Consulting is on the cutting edge of a national movement,” said Julie Bond, Program Manager, Best Workplaces for Commuters. “They have listened to their employees’ challenges with traffic congestion and their concerns over reducing emissions. By offering a range of commuter benefits such as free shuttle services to and from the metro and work from home opportunities, Creative Systems and Consulting gives its employees the support they need to get to and from work so they can be at their best. These benefits are good for the company and its employees.”

Creative is among only 229 workplaces in the United States that have committed to employee-provided commuter benefits that result in at least 14 percent of their employee base does not drive to work within a 12-month period. Creative offers employees several commuter benefit options, including:

  • “Work from Home” options for eligible employees
  • Free shuttle services to and from the metro station
  • DC Metro fare reimbursement

“We are extremely proud to receive the designation benefit program that save employees time, money and stress,” said Vanitha Khera, CEO.  “Our benefits certainly give us a competitive edge in employee recruitment and retention.”

The Best Workplaces for Commuters program offers designated organizations access to a range of support services to assess and promote non-driving commuting of employees, including organizational assessment and implementation tool-kits, Web-based tools and webinars, staff training, and information exchange.

“The companies on this list understand the importance and impact commuter benefits have on their employees and the value they bring to the environment,” said Bond. “Excellent commuter benefit programs may reward these companies not just with a national designation, but boosts workplace productivity, customer loyalty and brand recognition in an increasingly competitive marketplace.”

About Creative Systems and Consulting

Creative provides thought leadership for the mission critical efforts of IT organizations - from Cloud Strategy and Implementations to Data Center Consolidation and Enterprise Architecture. We draw upon industry leading practices gained from our turnkey engagements, with a proven track record in providing high quality cloud technology based services for multiple government and commercial clients.  

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About Best Workplaces for CommutersSM

Best Workplaces for CommutersSM is the national authority on recognizing and assisting workplaces that provide exceptional commuter benefits to employees. More than a recognition program, Best Workplaces for Commuters program provides support needed to create, sustain an employee-provided commuter benefit program, including online assessment tools, advisory services, case studies, tool-kits, Web-based tools, webinars and training. Best Workplaces for Commuters represents over 229 workplaces with Best Workplaces for Commuters designation representing over 515,000 employees. The Best Workplaces for Commuters program is managed by the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR)  at the University of South Florida with support from the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). For more information:

About Center for Urban Transportation Research (

The Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida, established in 1988, is an internationally recognized resource for policymakers, transportation professionals and the public. CUTR provides high quality, objective expertise in the form of insightful research, in-depth policy analysis, comprehensive training and education and effective technical assistance that translates directly into benefits for CUTR’s project sponsors.  CUTR’s faculty of 37 full-time researchers and 57 students, combines academic knowledge and extensive “real world” experience in developing innovative, implementable solutions for all modes of transportation.  The multidisciplinary research faculty includes experts in economics, planning, engineering, public policy and geography.  CUTR receives over $13 million per year in contracts and grants to support its research, education, training and technical assistance missions. CUTR also is the home for the National Center for Transit Research and the National Bus Rapid Transit Institute.

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