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Tue, Oct 31, 2017

30th Annual Clean Air Campaign Awards

PHOENIX – Employers and commuters across the Valley are making a difference in our air quality by promoting and using alternative modes of transportation. From bicycling and carpooling, to using light rail and bus to work, the Valley’s Clean Air Champions were celebrated at the 30th Annual Clean Air Campaign Awards.

“We appreciate all those who take a leap each year to try an alternative mode of transportation,” said Valley Metro CEO Scott Smith. “Taking that leap often results in great personal benefits that we all benefit from. It’s an honor to celebrate the Valley’s outstanding commuters today who are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the region by improving our air quality and reducing traffic congestion.”

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Valley Metro promotes various alternative travel modes including carpool, vanpool, bus, light rail, telework, bicycling and walking. To find a carpool, vanpool or to learn more about other alternative travel modes, visit ShareTheRide.com.

2017 Clean Air Campaign Award Winners:

Outstanding Transportation Coordinator – 50-250 employees
Dixie Fencl

Outstanding Transportation Coordinator – 251-500 employees

Katie Kes

Outstanding Transportation Coordinator – More than 500 employees – Public Employer

Kenneth C. Harper

Outstanding Transportation Coordinator – More than 500 employees – Private Employer

Danielle Taylor

Maricopa County Outstanding Travel Reduction Program – 50-250 employees

Paradise Valley Country Club

Maricopa County Outstanding Travel Reduction Program – 251-500 employees
Endurance International Group

Maricopa County Outstanding Travel Reduction Program – More than 500 employees – Public Employer

City of Mesa

Maricopa County Outstanding Travel Reduction Program – More than 500 employees – Private Employer

Desert Mountain Club

Outstanding Leadership

Bill McComas

Outstanding Marketing & Creativity – Electronic and/or Print Media

SRP

Outstanding Marketing & Creativity – Event or Campaign – Less than $500 budget
MARC Community Resources, Inc.

Outstanding Marketing & Creativity – Event or Campaign – More than $500 budget

Origami Owl

Outstanding Commuter – Bus or Light Rail Rider
Willie Haynes

Outstanding Commuter – Carpooler or Vanpooler

Fred Hendrix

Outstanding Commuter – Bicyclist or Walker

Michael N. Sanders

Outstanding Multi-modal User

April Perkins

MAG Livable Communities
City of Tempe

Corporate Sustainability – 50-499 Employees
Garmin International - Chandler Office

Corporate Sustainability – 500-1,500 Employees

Express Scripts, Inc.

Corporate Sustainability – More than 1,500 Employees

Charles Schwab

People’s Choice Most Creative Bulletin Board

Navajo Elementary School

About ShareTheRide.com: ShareTheRide.com and other Valley Metro Commute Solutions programs are sponsored by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Maricopa Association of Governments, Maricopa County Air Quality Department and Valley Metro.

About Valley Metro: Valley Metro provides eco-friendly public transit options to residents of greater Phoenix and Maricopa County including the planning and operations of a regional bus system and the development and operations of 26 miles of light rail. In Fiscal Year 2017, total ridership for the system was 66 million passengers. Seven high capacity transit extensions are planned or under construction that will create a 66-mile system by 2034. Valley Metro also offers transit options including alternative transportation programs for seniors and people with disabilities, commuter vanpools, online carpool matching, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. Two Boards of Directors set the policy direction for the agency with the intent of advancing the regional public transit system. Get the latest news by following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visiting valleymetro.org.

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