09.13.2023 | News Release
SANDAG Recognizes 118 Local Employers For Encouraging Sustainable Transportation Choices
On Wednesday morning, SANDAG hosted its annual Diamond Awards reception at the San Diego Central Library to recognize organizations across the San Diego region who are making a difference by embracing methods to reduce traffic and promote sustainable commute choices.
“Today, we are honoring the true champions of the San Diego region for their exceptional efforts in alleviating traffic congestion on our freeways and roads," said SANDAG and San Diego County Supervisor Chairwoman Nora Vargas. "It's truly inspiring to witness the collaborative spirit among these organizations, as they unite to empower their employees with resources that enable meaningful improvements in their daily lives. These efforts not only promote healthier lifestyles but also contribute to a reduction in emissions within our region.”
SANDAG offers complimentary assistance to organizations in the San Diego region through the Employer Commuter Program by providing commuter benefit programs that support alternatives to driving alone, including carpool, vanpool, biking, walking, transit, telework, and compressed workweek schedules.
As a part of the Employer Commuter Program, some organizations recognized at Wednesday’s event have committed to providing additional incentives, subsidies, and pre-tax deductions to support their employees. Some of the employers provided facilities such as bike lockers, showers, dedicated parking for carpools, vanpools, and employees who rideshare, monthly prize drawings for participating employees, and more.
SANDAG Diamond Award recipients are recognized in four tiers: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.
Congratulations to the 2023 Diamond Award recipients!
Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc.
Altos Labs, Inc.*
BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair
BASF Enzymes LLC
California American Water
Caltrans District 11
Circulate San Diego
City of Del Mar
City of La Mesa*
County of San Diego
Eli Lilly San Diego*
Fehr & Peers
General Dynamics NASSCO
Kittelson & Associates*
La Jolla Institute for Immunology
Michael Baker International
Port of San Diego
Rick Engineering Company
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego County Air Pollution Control District*
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
San Diego County Water Authority
San Diego Natural History Museum*
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
San Diego State University*
San Diego Tourism Authority
San Diego Unified School District
Southwest Strategies LLC
Staff Pro Workforce Solutions
Thermo Fisher Scientific
UC San Diego
University of San Diego*
Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.*
Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services
AleSmith Brewing Company
Balboa Park Cultural Partnership
California State University San Marcos
Catalent San Diego*
City of Coronado
City of Encinitas
City of San Diego
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Francis Parker School
Westfield Mission Valley*
Ballast Point Brewing Company*
Bristol Myers Squibb
City of Carlsbad
City of Chula Vista
City of El Cajon
City of Oceanside
City of San Marcos*
City of Solana Beach
Contract Services Group*
Del Mar Fairgrounds
Irvine Company Office Properties (La Jolla Center)
Janssen Research & Development*
L'Auberge Del Mar*
Leidos and JLL*
Longfellow Real Estate Partners
Naval Base Coronado
Naval Base Point Loma
Naval Base San Diego
North Park Main Street Association*
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
Pathway Innovations, Inc.
RECON Environmental, Inc.
San Diego County Office of Education
San Diego Gas & Electric
San Diego Humane Society
San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce*
Scripps Research Institute, The
VA San Diego Healthcare System
*These organizations have advanced to a higher tier.
To learn more about the Employer Commuter Program, visit SANDAG.org/sustainabletransportation.