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Phoenix, AZ (Oct. 31, 2012) Local individuals who promote alternative travel options must possess creative and relentless spunk for getting their co-workers to transform long-established commute habits and begin a regular rideshare effort.
“As you do your part to encourage transit and rideshare use, we are doing our part to build a regional transit network,” said Steve Banta, Valley Metro CEO. “I believe that each of you are here today because you want to make a difference in our air quality.”
More than 500 guests were honored at today’s 25th annual Clean Air Campaign awards luncheon held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa. They are being recognized for their year-long efforts to improve air quality and comply with the Maricopa County Trip Reduction Program. More than 30 awards were given ranging from outstanding carpooler to corporate sustainability.
Partnering organizations that help sponsor the Clean Air Campaign include the Arizona Departments of Environmental Quality and Transportation, Maricopa Association of Governments, Maricopa County Air Quality Department and SRP.
See below for complete list of 2012 award winners.
2012 Clean Air Campaign winners:
Outstanding Transportation Coordinator – 50-149 employees
Bonnie Serino – WorldatWork
Outstanding Transportation Coordinator – 150-499 employees
Terry Solis – Friendship Village of Tempe
Outstanding Transportation Coordinator – Over 500 employees – Public Employer
Edward Jones – City of Scottsdale
Outstanding Transportation Coordinator – Over 500 employees – Private Employer
Donald Diggins – Swift Transportation
Outstanding Trip Reduction Program – 50-149 employees
Desert Botanical Garden
Outstanding Trip Reduction Program – 150-499 employees
Equity Fund Advisors, Inc.
Outstanding Trip Reduction Program – Over 500 employees – Public Employer
MCCCD-Glendale Community College
Outstanding Trip Reduction Program – Over 500 employees – Private Employer
Larry Weber – Leisure World Community Association
Outstanding Marketing & Creativity – Electronic and/or Print Media
Outstanding Marketing & Creativity – Event or Campaign – Under $500
Capitol Rideshare/State of Arizona
Outstanding Marketing & Creativity – Event or Campaign – Over $500
Outstanding Bike Program
Outstanding Vanpool Program
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Outstanding Commuter – Bus or Light Rail User
William Green – Veolia Transportation Phoenix
Outstanding Commuter – Carpooler
Merita Pleasant – Equity Fund Advisors Inc.
Outstanding Commuter – Vanpooler (two recipients)
Rita Lopez – Friendship Village of Tempe
Roy Bowen – SRP
Outstanding Commuter – Bicyclist or Walker
Andrew Wollert – SRP
Outstanding Multi-modal User
Carol L. Jones – Quarles & Brady LLP
MAG Livable Communities
City of Avondale
Maricopa County Air Quality Excellence
Quarles & Brady LLP
Corporate Sustainability – 50-149 Employees
Desert Botanical Garden
Corporate Sustainability – 150-499 Employees
Bechtel Business Services Glendale
Corporate Sustainability – Over 500 Employees
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
People’s Choice – Best Bulletin Board
Area Agency on Aging
Rideshare Week February 2012 Employer Challenge Winners
Small Employer: WorldatWork
Medium Employer: Desert Mountain Club
Large Employer: SRP
Blue Sky Award
Roosevelt Row Community Development Corp.
Valley Metro promotes various alternative travel modes including bus, light rail, carpool, vanpool, compressed work weeks, telecommute, bicycle and walking as a way for organizations to their meet annual trip reduction goals.
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