The San Diego Association of Governments Friday honored 33 companies, organizations and government agencies for efforts to encourage employees to use alternative transportation choices, like public transit, carpooling, biking and walking, to get to work.
UC San Diego received the highest honor at a breakfast reception hosted by SANDAG, the regional planning agency.
SANDAG’s Diamond Awards program is administered by the agency’s iCommute division, which provides commuter assistance and employer services to help reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.
Also receiving high honors were CH2M Hill, a downtown San Diego environmental and engineering consultant; the Port of San Diego; Sharp Healthcare; and Watkins Manufacturing, a maker of hot tubs and spas in Vista.
Legoland California, Naval Base San Diego, Qualcomm, the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, Sempra Energy, Sony North America, Taylor Guitars, the University of San Diego, U.S. Coast Guard and cities of Chula Vista, Del Mar and Escondido were among others honored.
The organizations promote alternatives to driving alone, including vanpooling, carpooling, walking, biking, public transit, working from home, compressing workweek schedules, or a combination of methods, according to SANDAG.
—City News Service
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