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Wed, Oct 31, 2012

Outstanding Clean Air Efforts Awarded

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
Walmart, Inc.

Outstanding Leadership
Larry Weber – Leisure World Community Association

Outstanding Marketing & Creativity – Electronic and/or Print Media
Sacks Tierney

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

Outstanding Marketing & Creativity – Event or Campaign – Over $500

Outstanding Bike Program
Scottsdale Healthcare

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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