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Employers encouraged to participate in Rideshare 2015 Challenge

Organizations throughout the region are invited to participate in a fun competition to help the environment by encouraging their employees to get there together and use alternative ways to get to work, such as carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, and transit.

Registration for the 2015 Rideshare Challenge, organized by the SANDAG iCommute Program, is open to employers countywide through Tuesday, September 22.

October is Rideshare Month, when commuters in the San Diego region are encouraged to get there together and try alternative modes of travel to help reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.

From October 1 through 31, participating organizations will compete against similar sized employers in the region. Each day employees log an eligible commute with the iCommute TripTracker tool, they will earn one point for their organization. The employer with the highest average number of points in each size category wins.

Participating in the Rideshare 2015 Challenge is a fun way for organizations to meet transportation, parking, or environmental goals. In addition, employees who try alternative commutes can save time and money, reduce stress, and be entered to win prizes. Prizes include a new bike from Bicycle Warehouse, $100 certificates from eLiveLife.com, and memberships from car2go, Zipcar, and DecoBike. 

Participating organizations will receive complimentary promotional materials and incentives to encourage employee participation. In addition, participating organizations can earn points toward the iCommute Diamond Awards employer recognition program.

Rideshare Challenge winners will receive recognition in a print ad in a regional newspaper, on the iCommute website, and on iCommute social media; a commemorative plaque; and mention in a SANDAG press release.

For more information, visit 511sd.com/iCommute or call 511 and say “iCommute.”

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For media inquiries, please contact the SANDAG Public Information Office at (619) 699-1950 or pio@sandag.org.