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UC San Diego Receives Diamond Award from SANDAG for Alternative Transportation

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The University of California, San Diego has received a San Diego Association of Government (SANDAG) Diamond Award in recognition of the university’s efforts to encourage their employees to use alternative transportation. Currently, 58 percent of campus commuters use alternative transportation options including: Public transit, carpool, vanpool, Coaster Club, Pedal Club, carsharing, Zimride ride-matching access, campus shuttles and more.

“We are honored to receive this award, which underscores our commitment to alternative transportation,” said Charles Kindred, II, director of Transportation Services at UC San Diego. “We make every effort to provide transportation options that help reduce UC San Diego’s carbon footprint and minimize traffic congestion.”

The Diamond Awards recognize employers in the San Diego region who have made strides to promote alternative commute choices in the workplace. The program is administered by the SANDAG iCommute division, which provides a variety of commuter assistance and employer services to help reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions. Four tiers of Diamond Award winners were recognized with UC San Diego as the only organization named to the Platinum Tier. This is the fourth Diamond Award the university has received in the last six years.

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