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61 Local Employers Recognized for Embracing Green Transportation Choices


San Diego County CA— The Diamond Awards are administered by the SANDAG iCommute program, which provides a variety of commuter assistance and employer services to help reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions. The number of Diamond Awards recipients has nearly doubled in one year, up from 33 employers last fiscal year.
Award recipients promote alternatives to driving alone including carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, transit, telework, and compressed workweek schedules. Some organizations also provide incentives, subsidies, or pre-tax deductions to support their employees’ participation in eligible programs.
The Diamond Awards program recognizes employers as they meet milestones in the development of their commuter benefits programs. The program is based on a points system tied to employer engagement, Rideshare Challenge participation, and shifts in employee transportation choices. Sixteen employers graduated in Fiscal Year 2016 to the highest recognition level – Platinum.
Four tiers of Diamond Awards were presented:

  • BD Biosciences Pharmingen
  • City of Chula Vista
  • Del Mar Fairgrounds
  • Dudek
  • ESET
  • Fehr & Peers
  • ICF International
  • Kleinfelder
  • LeeMarc Industries
  • Mixte Communications
  • Phone Ware, Inc.
  • Port of San Diego
  • Sharp Healthcare
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • UC San Diego
  • Watkins Manufacturing


  • County of San Diego
  • LEGOLAND California
  • Sempra Energy
  • U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)


  • Hydranautics
  • Illumina, Inc.
  • Intuit
  • Naval Base Coronado
  • Naval Base San Diego
  • Qualcomm Inc.
  • Sequenom
  • Sony Electronics
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.


  • BASF
  • Callaway Golf
  • Casino Pauma
  • City of Del Mar
  • City of Escondido
  • City of San Diego – Environmental Services Department
  • City of San Marcos
  • Component Control
  • Covance
  • Cox Communications
  • D&K Engineering, Inc.
  • DJO Global, Inc.
  • DNV GL
  • Hawthorne Cat
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Mission Federal Credit Union
  • Navy Gateway Inn & Suites
  • Renovate America
  • Sotera Wireless
  • Southwestern College
  • State of California Building – Metropolitan Dr.
  • Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc.
  • Taylor Guitars
  • TD Ameritrade
  • Texas Instruments
  • University of San Diego
  • USE Credit Union
  • UTC Aerospace Systems

Employers throughout San Diego County are invited to take advantage of complimentary iCommute commuter program services to be eligible for Diamond Awards. To learn more, visit

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61 Local Employers Recognized for Embracing Green Transportation Choices