Recognition event applauds 59 employer attendees
June 5th, 2012
Booz Allen Hamilton, Freddie Mac, MITRE and Noblis are among the major employers in the Tysons Corner area awarded plaques and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors proclamations at the Virginia Megaprojects Employer Recognition Event held at KPMG on June 5.
The event was held to recognize employers who offer and encourage telework, vanpooling, carpooling, transit, flex schedules, NuRide and more to help their employees better navigate the 495 Express Lanes and Dulles Metrorail Extension construction projects taking place at the same time.
Keynote Speaker DRPT Director Thelma Drake recognized nearly 60 employers who attended the breakfast event as well as “the entire alphabet soup of partners – DRPT, VDOT, MWAA, Fairfax County, WMATA, TYTRAN, and our host company for today’s event – KPMG.”
“Of course, we also owe thanks to Transurban-Fluor and the Virginia Megaprojects Employer Solutions Team,” she said in her remarks.
Because of these partnerships coupled with employers who have embraced transportation demand management (TDM) options for their employees, more than 12,000 passenger trips per month have been saved in the past six months alone.
Master of Ceremonies VDOT’s Regional Transportation Director for Virginia Megaprojects John Lynch said few in his industry have had the opportunity to be a part of such an impressive public private partnership to bring so many transportation solutions to a single region.
“It’s been my honor to oversee the development and construction of five specific projects that make up the Megaprojects for Northern Virginia including the 495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, Dulles Rail Project, the I-95 4th
Lane Widening, the Fairfax County Parkway through the Army Proving Ground and support for other BRAC Projects,” Lynch said.
KPMG vanpoolers featured in a video and other TDM participants were recognized among the 85 attendees who raised their hands to indicate whether they walked, biked, took the metro, used transit, carpooled, vanpooled or teleworked to do their part to help mitigate congestion during the Virginia Megaprojects construction.
As DRPT Director Drake said, “Though a metaphorical speed bump for commuters today, the Virginia Megaprojects will result in the greatest improvements
made to the Commonwealth’s transportation system in over 50 years
View complete list of honorees and pictures from the event here