Best Commuter Business

View our list of 2023 Best Commuter Businesses here!

BCB Standard Logo PNGThe Best Commuter Business (BCB) program is a leadership program for Pierce County employers who encourage their employees to use sustainable transportation options.

Sustainable transportation options include all non-drive alone trips, featuring:

  • Walking
  • Riding a bike
  • Taking the bus, light rail, ferry (on bike/foot), or train
  • Riding in a vanpool/carpool
  • Teleworking and working a compressed work week

Every year, Ride Together Pierce certifies employers that offer outstanding commuter programs as a "Best Commuter Business."

This Ride Together Pierce program is a collaboration between Pierce County, Pierce Transit and the City of Tacoma. 

Best Commuter Business Introduction Kit:

  1. Introductory video
  2. Program Guidelines
  3. Point Distribution Sheet

Program Guidelines:

  1. Program time frame
  2. Why is this important to me?
  3. How can we participate?
  4. Are there costs associated?

From January through December, Ride Together Pierce will gather information reported by Pierce County employers regarding their commute programs. Toward the end of the year, Ride Together Pierce will evaluate and score each employer based on three categories and present a leadership certification to the top performing employers for the following year.

The Best Commuter Employers will be announced the following February. The selected employers will be certified for the full calendar year.

  1. Point distribution
  2. How to improve our score
  3. What will BCB's receive?

In January of each year, Ride Together Pierce will evaluate and score each participating business based on three categories and recognize the top performing employers as the Best Commuter Businesses for the following year. Toward the end of the year, Ride Together Pierce will evaluate and score each employer based on three categories including Engagement, Performance and Programming and present a leadership certification to the top performing employers for the following year. 

Click to review the point distribution sheet and compare the items listed against programs your employer offers:

Point Distribution Sheet.