APTA | Passenger Transport
The Source for Public Transportation News and Analysis June 28, 2013
Forward   |   Calendar   |   APTA Home   |   Advertise with Us
Inside
» BREAKING NEWS
» NEWS HEADLINES
» APTA NEWS
» AROUND THE INDUSTRY
» APTA MEMBER PROFILE
» MEET THE APTA STAFF
» COMMENTARY
» IN DEPTH
» PEOPLE ON THE MOVE
 
AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Capital Metro Honored for Commitment to Wellness Efforts

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro) in Austin, TX, recently received the CEO Cancer Gold Standard Award from the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, recognizing the agency’s commitment to the health of its employees, contractors, and their families.

The honor primarily goes to healthcare and pharmaceutical companies. Capital Metro is unique as a public transit agency to receive recognition.

Capital Metro has established programs to reduce cancer risk by prohibiting tobacco use at the workplace, encouraging physical activity, promoting healthy nutrition, and providing access to quality care. The agency began its wellness efforts 10 years ago and was named Central Texas’ Healthiest Employer in 2012 by the Austin Business Journal.

“We’re always looking for ways to encourage healthy habits,” said Capital Metro President/Chief Executive Officer Linda S. Watson. “We’re honored to receive this special distinction, and I’m proud of the steps our wellness and risk management teams have taken to create a culture of wellness at Capital Metro.”

In addition to the obvious benefits to the agency’s employees, wellness initiatives have also helped curb healthcare costs. For every dollar invested in the program, Capital Metro receives a return of nearly $3 in healthcare savings, along with a reduction in employee absenteeism.

« Previous Article
Return to Top
Next Article »
CLASSIFIEDS
» The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is looking for a deputy director, rail transit, for PATH. [More]
» Seattle's Sound Transit has several open positions in the construction management field. [More]
View more Classified Ads »
TO PLACE AN AD: E-mail or fax the requested date(s) of publication to: ptads@apta.com or FAX to (202) 496-4898. Mailing address is: Passenger Transport, 1666 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006. Ad copy is not accepted by phone. DEADLINE: Noon, Monday, one week prior to publication date. INFORMATION: Phone (202) 496-4877.
© Copyright American Public Transportation Association
1666 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
Telephone (202) 496-4882 • Fax (202) 496-4321
Print Version | Search Back Issues | Contact Us | Unsubscribe