The SANDAG iCommute division, which helps reduce traffic and greenhouse gas emissions through commuter assistance and employer services, recently recognized 33 local employers for embracing and encouraging green transportation choices, including Carlsbad-based companies such as Dudek, Legoland California, and Thermo Fisher Scientific. Sempra Energy was also recognized for their efforts. The 2015 iCommute Diamond Awards were granted during a special breakfast reception at SANDAG. The Diamond Awards program is based on a points system, and participating employers receive points based on employer involvement, Corporate Challenge participation, and shifts in employee commute choices. The program educates employers on how to promote and implement transport alternatives like carpooling, walking, biking, taking public transit options, telecommuting, or compressed workweek schedules. All of these options help reduce the number of cars on San Diego’s roads, contributing to a shorter commute for everyone and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more at