Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Community Transit recognizes leaders in smart transportation choices!

Community Transit’s Choice Connections program recognizes worksites in Snohomish County and the City of Bothell who support Washington State Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) goals. They go above and beyond to encourage their employees to use smart transportation options to driving alone.

Congratulations to the Choice Connections award winners for 4th Quarter 2014:
Smart Commuter of the Quarter
Joyce Nelson is a project manager for technology security at AT&T. She is very adept at managing her carbon footprint using smart transportation options to commute by vanpooling and telecommuting for over 20 years.  Traveling 84 miles daily, four days a week, she and her vanpool partners are helping to take vehicles off the road and save time every day by sharing the commute.

Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC) of the Quarter
Natalya Tatarinov is a very active ETC for her worksite, Molina Healthcare. She provides brochures to new hires and tells them about the benefits of carpooling.  She regularly shares the regional rideshare promotions with her employees, such as the state-wide Wheel Options campaign, and information about their worksite transportation program. Molina Healthcare’s employee lunchroom is always well stocked with flyers and posters, giving employees another way to learn about their smart transportation options. With Natalya’s guidance, Molina employees have removed over 20,000 drive alone trips from our roads, and reduced over 10,800 pounds of CO2 from the air during the fourth quarter alone.   

Employer of the Quarter
FUJIFILM SonoSite increased bus and vanpool riders due to company paid ORCA cards and vanpool subsidies. They offer their employees a wide variety of resources to learn about available smart transportation options to their worksite.  Their worksite had an impressive savings of over 4,300 pounds of CO2, and over 6,100 drive alone trips reduced from our local roads during the fourth quarter of 2014.

Choice Connections rewards commuters for choosing a smart transportation options and offers the tools and resources needed to get started. When you choose a smart commute, your efforts reduce traffic, save money and time, and help the environment. To learn more about the Choice Connections program, please visit Community Transit Choice Connections.

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