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Thursday, April 15, 2010

PSNS & IMF Wins Governor's Commute Smart Leadership Award

April 15, 2010 - BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) received the Governor's Commute Smart Employer Leadership Award by the Washington State Department of Transportation during a ceremony at the governor's mansion April 13.

The award recognizes organizations demonstrating the highest levels of leadership in Commute Trip Reduction programs, and setting regional standards to serve as a model for other employers.

"The Transportation Incentive Program, or TIP, along with the worker/driver program is a well-established alternative to driving to work every day and searching for limited high-priced parking that is still a significant distance from the workplace," said PSNS & IMF Executive Director Richard Tift. "Most of the routes are tailored to encourage maximum participation with the least amount of additional driving for employees. An important feature is the 'guaranteed-ride-home' program, put in place in the event a participating employee has an emergency and needs to leave early or stay late."

PSNS & IMF has more than 3,500 employees currently taking advantage of the TIP program, and participation continues to increase. The command partners closely with local transit companies to provide worker/driver buses, van pools and ferry passes. PSNS & IMF's TIP program is the largest outside of the U.S. Capital region, and allows employees to commute for free through a U.S. Navy subsidy.

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