There may not be a red carpet or paparazzi, but two award ceremonies were recently held recognizing businesses that have made an impact with their company commute programs. Choose Your Way Bellevue wants to give a big shout out to the 2012 award winners for helping make Bellevue a better place to live and work!
In November, the Washington State Department of Transportation recognized Washington companies for their commitment to reducing drive-alone commute travel through the annual Governor’s Commute Smart Award ceremony. This year’s winners included Deric Gruen of Bellevue College who received the Commute Smart Employee Transportation Coordinator Leadership award and Microsoft Corporation which received a Commute Smart Legacy award. Read more about the 2012 Commute Smart Awards here.
In addition to Commute Smart awards, Commuter Solutions, an initiative of enterpriseSeattle, recently awarded several Bellevue businesses who went above and beyond with programs to reduce commute trips among their employees. The 19th Annual Diamond Award winners include:
2012 Diamond Ring for Outstanding Leadership
2012 Diamond Award for Organizational Leadership
City of Bellevue
2012 Diamond Award for Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC) Leadership
Deric Gruen, Bellevue College
2012 Diamond Award for Special Achievement
Microsoft Corporation for Outstanding Commute Innovation focused on Bicycling
2012 Pacesetters (King County companies recognized for their commitment to commute trip reduction principles):
The Boeing Company
City University of Seattle
Kemper Development Company
Puget Sound Energy