Rideshare Week is a nationally recognized event held the first week in October to promote an alternative commute to driving alone. For the past several years, the iCommute program has expanded the promotion to a successful month-long campaign. Every October, you can join the iCommute team and thousands of commuters throughout the region who pledge to replace their solo drives with new, more sustainable commute choices: carpool, vanpool, transit, bike, walk, telework, or compressed workweek.
More than 2,700 individuals took the Commuter Challenge and pledged to try a more sustainable commute choice. Commuters who logged their alternative commute trips online in TripTracker were included in weekly prize drawings. Almost 300 prizes were awarded, including two new bicycles from Electra Bikes!
Forty-eight companies and organizations, representing 87,000 employees, competed in the 2012 iCommute Rideshare Corporate Challenge. It was a fun way to support corporate transportation, parking, or environmental/green goals and help employees save money on their commute. Here is the list of the 2012 winners for their respective size categories:
Winning companies receive a commemorative plaque, recognition in a print ad in a regional newspaper and on the award-winning iCommute website, and mention in a SANDAG press release.
The Rideshare 2012 Corporate and Commuter Challenges helped generate significant environmental benefits in October 2012:
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Commuter Challenge or the Corporate Challenge and for helping make Rideshare 2012 the most successful so far! Continue to try commute alternatives to driving alone, such as carpooling, vanpooling, taking transit, biking, walking, teleworking, or working a compressed workweek. You could save money, reduce stress, burn calories, recapture some time, and be eligible for iCommute monthly prize drawings.
New to ridesharing? We have all the tools you need to get started:
The iCommute Employer Program provides free assistance and tools to companies and organizations in the San Diego region to design and implement commuter programs that meet their financial and environmental goals. Get started today by contacting a SANDAG employer representative. Call 511 and say "iCommute" or e-mail iCommute@sandag.org.
See the official Rideshare 2012 Corporate Challenge Rules or Rideshare 2012 Commuter Challenge Rules
How to Use the Online iCommute Program
San Diego area employers can get a free Commuter Benefit Program Starter Kit to help develop and implement a commuter policy and benefits program. The kit contains a simple, three-step process to help you identify your needs, design a custom program, and roll it out to your employees.
Corporate Challenge Participants
Employer Starter Kit