Durham College (DC) is proud to receive the Smart Commute Gold Workplace designation in recognition of the college’s continuous commitment to promoting and supporting sustainable travel options for students and employees.
To achieve gold, organizations must demonstrate innovation, a higher effort and significant resources dedicated to reducing the number of people who drive alone and instead actively choose a better transit option such as walking, biking, transit, carpooling or telework.
DC was recognized as an outstanding workplace for initiatives such as having electric vehicle charging stations on campus, parking spots for carpool vehicles with cost-sharing incentives, end-of-trip bike facilities and the Universal Transit Pass that gives full-time students unlimited use of Durham Region Transit. Additional merits include flexible hours and telework services.
Prior to achieving gold, DC received the silver-level designation in 2016 in recognition of its ongoing effort to promote sustainable travel options for getting to and from campus.
Smart Commute is a transportation program of Metrolinx, with the support of local municipalities, which aims to reduce traffic congestion in order to improve air quality, provide more sustainable travel options and reduce commuting costs.