Butzel Long designated one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters for worksites in Michigan and New York

Wednesday, December 9, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long law firm (worksites in Michigan and New York) is designated as one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters by the National Center for Transit Research at the University of South Florida. This designation is given to organizations who meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Standard of Excellence for outstanding commuter benefits.

Best Workplaces for Commuters, a voluntary partnership program designed to cut traffic congestion and traffic-related air pollution, recognizes employers that provide environmentally friendly commuter benefits to employees. Offering these commuter benefits identifies Butzel Long as an organization committed to reducing pollution, commuting costs, traffic congestion, and employee stress caused by single-occupant vehicle commuting.

"We’ve had great feedback from our employees particularly in our New York office," said Calethia Binion, Human Resources Specialist, Butzel Long. "Employees are able to utilize pre-tax dollars to pay for their transit needs and parking."

Butzel Long offices in Michigan have had the Best Workplaces for Commuters designation since 2006. However, the designation for the firm's New York office is new this year.

"Employees in our Michigan offices who take the bus or carpool to work comment that it is very convenient and cost-effective," added Ms. Binion. "Our employees who carpool to work enjoy the camaraderie with fellow employees and appreciate knowing they are making a difference to help the environment."

About Best Workplaces for Commuters

Best Workplaces for Commuters is a public-private partnership developed by the EPA and DOT. EPA and DOT have established a voluntary National Standard of Excellence for employer-provided commuter benefits. The program challenges employers across the country to voluntarily meet the National Standard of Excellence.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of America's leading law firms, with 240 attorneys and offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, Washington, D.C., Boca Raton and Palm Beach, Florida, as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. The firm is also a member of the Washington, D.C. law firm Butzel Long Tighe Patton. Butzel Long represents clients from diverse industries on a regional, national and multi-national level and is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Visit the Butzel Long website at www.butzel.com.

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Media Contact: Maribeth Farkas at Caponigro Public Relations Inc., (248) 353-3030.
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