Friday, October 12, 2018

Port of San Diego Commuter Award

By Karen Robes Meeks

The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) recently honored the Port of San Diego with a Gold Tier iCommute Diamond Award for Excellence in Commute Programs for Fiscal Year 2018.

The award spotlights area employers who enact alternative commute programs. During the 2018 fiscal year, the port hosted and promoted a Bike to Work Day, took part in National Rideshare Week, set up an informational booth at the port’s annual Health & Sustainability Fair for employees and offered an alternative workweek schedule and reimbursements for workers who use public transit and vanpools.

“We are honored to be recognized by SANDAG for our efforts to encourage Port employees to take alternative and environmentally friendly modes of transportation,” said Rafael Castellanos, chairman of the Board of Port Commissioners. “Among our many Green Port initiatives, our participation in the iCommute Diamond Awards Program is a no-brainer. Not only does it mean cleaner air for the San Diego region, but it will also help us meet our greenhouse gas reduction goals established in our Climate Action Plan.”