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Note to 'Best Workplace' List-Makers: The Commute Matters

Baltimore Magazine’s annual “Best Places to Work” list factors in in salaries, benefits, and workplace perks—but not commuting. In the Washington, DC metro area, that’s no small thing.

Blogger Jeff La Noue took a closer look at the top 25 companies on this year’s list, and found that only eight had a walkscore over 70. But, as La Noue points out, other area employers take their workers’ commutes seriously. Johns Hopkins, with multiple transit options and a Live Near Your Work program, is one.

“As employers and office developers across the region make decisions about where to locate and to build, it is time to give employees choices about transport,” writes La Noue. “There should be no more LEED-rated, “green” buildings in the middle of auto-oriented sprawl that costs employees their time, money, and health.”

Full Story: Do Baltimore Magazine's "Best Places To Work" promote gridlock?

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