Commute Friendly NC is a statewide recognition program that designates employers who actively maintain benefits, policy, and programs that incentivize their employees to take advantage of alternative commuting opportunities.  

This program provides a simple and easy-to-use platform to recognize and celebrate the leadership of all those North Carolina businesses and organizations, who are taking valuable steps to shift single occupancy transportation trips to healthier, greener, zero to low-cost, and sustainable commute alternatives such as vanpool, carpool, transit, telework, biking, walking and flex work week. 

A priority of the Commute Friendly NC program is to be an accessible and inclusive entry-point for employers to begin thinking about and developing alternative commuting benefits. We encourage the participation of all businesses and organizations, especially small businesses and those with diverse ownership and workforces. 

Led by Triangle J Council of Governments (TJCOG), the program has been developed by a strong, collaborative partnership of seven statewide agencies: 

Land of Sky Regional Council (LOSRC), Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), GoCoast (Wilmington), Piedmont Authority for Regional Transit (PART), GoTriangle (Regional Transit Agency), Sustain Charlotte (Non- profit, Charlotte) and Triangle Transportation Choices (TJCOG). 

Photo courtesy: GoTriangle

What Level Are You?

Level of Designation

Bronze Level Participant
Silver Level Participants
Gold Level Participants


Learn more about the five NC State Partners who participated in more than a year-long process to develop the Commute Friendly NC Program.