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Employers recognized for green transportation choices

Thirty-three organizations throughout San Diego County were recognized with Diamond Awards on July 24, 2015, during a special reception at SANDAG for their outstanding efforts to encourage their employees to use alternative transportation choices, such as public transit, carpooling, biking, and walking to get to work.

The Diamond Awards program is administered by the SANDAG iCommute division, which provides a variety of commuter assistance and employer services to help reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions. Four tiers of Diamond Awards winners were recognized at a breakfast reception:

Platinum Tier:
UC San Diego

Gold Tier:
Port of San Diego
Sharp HealthCare
Watkins Manufacturing 

Silver Tier: 
BD Biosciences Pharmingen
City of Chula Vista
ICF International
LEGOLAND California
Naval Base Coronado
Phone Ware, Inc.
Sempra Energy
Sony North America
Thermo Fisher Scientific 

Bronze Tier: 
Circulate San Diego
City of Del Mar
City of Escondido
Component Control
Fehr & Peers
Parsons Brinckerhoff
Qualcomm Incorporated
RECON Environmental, Inc.
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
Taylor Guitars
University of San Diego
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
USE Credit Union
UTC Aerospace Systems
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.

These organizations help improve the region’s mobility by promoting alternatives to driving alone, including: vanpool, carpool, walk, bike, transit, telework, compressed workweek schedules, or a combination of these.

The 2015 iCommute Diamond Awards program recognizes employers as they work through stages of their commuter benefits program. The program is based on a points system tied to employer involvement, Corporate Challenge participation, and shifts in employee commute choices. All San Diego County employers are invited to take advantage of complimentary iCommute employer services to be eligible for Diamond Awards. To learn more about the program, visit

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