Rideshare Month - October 2015

October is Rideshare Month, when we celebrate the many benefits of commute alternatives. Rather than driving alone, choose a carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, or transit commute and get there together! Save money; go green; and socialize, work, rest, read, or text while someone else drives.

get there together - join the Rideshare 2015 Challenge

Commuters. Join the challenge and see how ridesharing can improve your commute. Create an iCommute account, log eligible commute trips throughout October in TripTracker, and claim the regional Rideshare Challenge incentive to be entered to win weekly prizes, including one grand prize - a new bike! Carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, and transit commute trips are eligible. You’ll earn an additional chance to win each day you log an eligible commute trip in October.


Employers. Join the rideshare excitement by registering for the Rideshare Challenge and encouraging your employees to get there together. Registration opens on  Tuesday, August 11. It’s a fun way to support your organization’s transportation, parking, or environmental/green goals. Ridesharing can save your employees time and money, help reduce stress, and make them eligible for prizes.

Employers that participate in the Rideshare Challenge take part in a friendly competition among organizations in similar size categories, where employees are encouraged to log their carpool, vanpool, walk, bike, or transit trips to earn points. The best part is that iCommute provides resources to all participants at no cost. Employers that join the challenge and encourage employees to rideshare can earn points toward the iCommute Diamond Awards too.

The winning employer in each size category will receive recognition in a print ad in a regional newspaper, on iCommute social media, and on the iCommute website; a commemorative plaque; and mention in a SANDAG press release. 
  
Rideshare Month 2014
Fifty-one organizations representing more than 102,000 employees participated in the iCommute Rideshare 2014 Corporate Challenge. These employers won the challenge by having the highest average number of points in their size category - congratulations!
  • Micro Employer: Circulate San Diego
  • Small Employer: Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Medium Employer: Dudek
  • Large Employer: Port of San Diego
  • Macro Employer: UTC Aerospace Systems
  • Mega Employer: Sharp Healthcare
Rideshare Month 2014 helped contribute to significant savings: 
  • More than 33,000 gallons of gasoline saved, enough to fill almost 790 barrels of oil
  • Nearly $350,000 saved, enough to spend 637 nights at the Hotel Del Coronado
  • More than 5.4 million calories burned biking or walking to work, equivalent to playing more than 14,500 hours of golf at Torrey Pines
iCommute is here to help
New to ridesharing? Not sure where to begin? We have tools and resources to help you get started.

For more information, call 511 and say “iCommute” or email iCommute@sandag.org

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