On March 25, 2010, the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) (www.actweb.org) and the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) at the University of South Florida (www.nctr.usf.edu/clearinghouse) held a net conference on Creative Excellence for Successful Employer Programs, featuring the following 2009 ACT Award winning programs:
• Murder Mystery: Hollywood Homicide at the Roadrage Company. Kristina Valenzuela Caltech’s Employee Transportation Coordinator. This project won the 2009 Creative Excellence Award (under $8,000) from ACT with a direct cost of only $152.
• Amazing Rideshare Challenge Campaign. Bill McCaughey, representing Inland Empire Commuter Services’ (IECS) This project won the 2009 Creative Excellence Award (over $20,000) from ACT and saw a 47% increase to 11,000 pledge cards for Rideshare Week.
• National Institutes of Health. Joseph Cox, Employee Transportation Services Office of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and recipient of ACT’s 2009 Employee Transportation Champion Award described NIH’s comprehensive TDM program that decreased the number of vehicle trips to the NIH campus to 42% below 1992 levels
Note: View this net conference by April 30, 2010, and receive one (1) credit toward the Commuter Choice Certificate program http://www.commuterservices.com, managed by the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida. To receive credit, you must complete the net conference evaluation and include your contact information. The link to the evaluation is provided near the end of the net conference.