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The SANDAG Diamond Awards recognize employers in the San Diego region who have made strides to promote alternative commute choices in the workplace. Congratulations to the 2022 recipients! 

Diamond Awards employers help people get to work or school without adding traffic to the region’s roads and freeways, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve mobility. This is accomplished by promoting alternatives to driving alone, including vanpool, carpool, walk, bike, transit, telework, compressed workweek schedule, or a combination of these. Some organizations also provide their employees with incentives, subsidies, or pre-tax deductions to support their participation in eligible programs.

The SANDAG Diamond Awards program recognizes employers as they work through stages of their commuter benefits program. The program is based on a points system tied to elements of the employer's commute program, its annual commuter events and activities, and shifts in employee transportation choices. In addition to recognition earned at each point level, all Diamond Awards employers are recognized at an annual SANDAG Board Meeting and in an agency press release.

Employers of all sizes are encouraged to participate in the complimentary SANDAG  employer services program to be eligible for Diamond Awards. There are four tiers of Diamond Awards recognition: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.

If you would like assistance setting up a commuter program at your organization or if you would like more information, please call 511 and select option 4 or email [email protected], and an employer representative will assist you. Meet the Employer Outreach team

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