Harvard recognized as one of the best workplaces for commuters

first_imgHarvard is being recognized as one of the top Universities for commuters in the country. Harvard’s CommuterChoice program recently received a 2021 Best Workplace for Commuters award based on the level of commuter-benefits provided to our community members. Those benefits include Harvard’s 50 percent subsidy on transit passes, discounted memberships for Bluebikes bike sharing, carpool and vanpool programs, the Guaranteed Ride Home program, discounted ride-sharing through Zipcar, and comprehensive intra-campus shuttle service.Harvard also has an exceptionally low Single Occupancy Vehicle (SOV) rate which calculates the number of University affiliates who drive alone to campus. While 2020 was an unusual year due to COVID-19, Harvard’s typical SOV rate is about 15 percent.“We’re pleased that Harvard is being recognized as a top University for commuters,” said associate director for CommuterChoice Ben Hammer. “Not only do these benefits help our students, faculty, and staff in the short-term, but they will also play a large role in helping the University reach its longer-term sustainability goals.”To learn more about the commuter benefits Harvard offers, please visit the CommuterChoice website.last_img read more

Governor Wolf: President Trump Should Stand Up for Pennsylvania Energy Workers

first_img October 10, 2018 Governor Wolf: President Trump Should Stand Up for Pennsylvania Energy Workers Economy,  Energy,  National Issues,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today again urged President Trump to protect Pennsylvania refinery workers by reforming the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in the wake of the president directing the Environmental Protection Agency to benefit ethanol producers in other states. The Trump Administration has repeatedly ignored calls to support two major refiners in Pennsylvania that are struggling to remain profitable due to the burden of the RFS on their operations, even as it has taken numerous actions to benefit ethanol producers.“President Trump needs to do the right thing for Pennsylvania’s refinery workers and stop only catering to major ethanol producing states,” Governor Wolf said. “Since last year, I have been asking the Trump administration to come to the aid of Pennsylvania refineries that are burdened by unfair rules which make it impossible for them to compete. The Trump Administration’s failure to act puts thousands of good jobs and middle-class families in Pennsylvania at risk.”The governor also announced that he will be filing an update to his prior petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, again requesting that the EPA administrator exercise waiver authority due to the economic harm the RFS standard is imposing on the region. The governor will be updating the petition with a recent study noting that the number of East Coast refineries has dropped from 16 to 8 over the last two decades, and production has fallen by over half over the same period. The report concludes that if the Trump Administration does not take action, the RFS requirements are likely to substantially exacerbate the financial difficulties of these refiners, potentially pushing profitable refiners into unprofitability.In Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Energy Solutions employs approximately 1,500 workers and Monroe Energy employs nearly 500 workers. According to a Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry study, these direct jobs support over 35,000 indirect jobs in Southeastern Pennsylvania.Governor Wolf has directly contacted the Trump Administration multiple times regarding this issue. In October 2017, Governor Wolf sent a letter on this topic to President Trump. In November 2017, he personally appealed to then EPA administrator Scott Pruitt. No action has been taken to date.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more


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