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Wed, Oct 26, 2011

Clean Air Campaign winners announced

Phoenix, AZ (Oct. 26, 2011) What do IKEA, Scottsdale Healthcare, City of Mesa and the Boeing Company all have in common? These employers, among several other Valley organizations and 11 individuals, received top awards at the 24th annual Clean Air Campaign luncheon. Thanks to their outstanding efforts to improve air quality and comply with the Maricopa County Trip Reduction Program, they are helping to create a cleaner environment and encourage greater sustainability in their daily commute activities. The awards, which ranged from outstanding carpooler to corporate sustainability, are a way to honor year-long efforts to reduce commute-related emissions and traffic congestion.

As a lead sponsor of the event, SRP partnered with Valley Metro at the annual luncheon held at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge. Organizations sponsoring the Clean Air Campaign include the Arizona Departments of Environmental Quality and Transportation, Maricopa Association of Governments, Maricopa County Air Quality Department and Valley Metro.

The 2011 Clean Air Campaign winners recognized today:

Outstanding Transportation Coordinator – 50-149 employees
Juan Barreto – Area Agency on Aging

Outstanding Transportation Coordinator – 150-499 employees
Katie Dunham – Equity Fund Advisors, Inc.

Outstanding Transportation Coordinator – Over 500 employees – Public Employer
Sue Taaffe – City of Tempe

Outstanding Transportation Coordinator – Over 500 employees – Private Employer
Diane Reega – Arizona Biltmore

Outstanding Trip Reduction Program – 50-149 employees
Friendship Village of Tempe

Outstanding Trip Reduction Program – 150-499 employees
IKEA Tempe

Outstanding Trip Reduction Program – Over 500 – Public Employer
Maricopa County

Outstanding Trip Reduction Program – Over 500 employees – Private Employer
Scottsdale Healthcare

Outstanding Leadership
Jamsheed Mehta – City of Glendale

Outstanding Marketing & Creativity – Electronic and/or Print Media
City of Mesa

Outstanding Marketing & Creativity – Marketing Event or Campaign Under $500
Equity Fund Advisors, Inc.

Outstanding Marketing & Creativity – Marketing Event or Campaign Over $500
Capitol Rideshare – State of Arizona

Outstanding Telework Program
Scottsdale Insurance Company

Outstanding Bike Program
City of Tempe

Outstanding Vanpool Program
Scottsdale Healthcare

Outstanding Transit Rider (bus or light rail)
Cindi Farmer – ASU

Outstanding Carpooler
Mike Dugan & Rose Barton – ASU

Outstanding Vanpooler
Ron Gilbert – Boeing Company

Outstanding Bicyclist or Walker
Jody Rockmaker – ASU

Outstanding Multi-modal Commuter
Dr. Rajni L. Nair – ASU

MAG Livable Communities
City of Glendale

Maricopa County Air Quality Excellence
State of Arizona Office of Travel Reduction Programs

Corporate Sustainability
IKEA Tempe

People’s Choice Bulletin Board
Area Agency on Aging

Rideshare Week 2011 Employer Challenge Winners

Small Company: WorldatWork

Medium Company: Desert Mountain Club

Large Company: SRP

Blue Sky Award
Total Transit

Photos from the event will be posted to this site—check back with us in early November.

Valley Metro RPTA provides eco-friendly public transit options to residents of greater Phoenix and Maricopa County, including a clean-fuel bus fleet, low-emissions light rail, a bio-diesel Dial-a-Ride fleet, online carpool matching and bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. Funding is provided by local and federal revenues. A board of 16 governments sets the policy direction for the agency and works to improve and regionalize the public transit system.                           
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