Approximately 25 ETCs representing more than 30 work locations attended the TSM quarterly training on June 25, 2013. If you missed the meeting, or you attended the meeting and would like electronic copies of the handouts, please see the below materials as well as an overview of the training.
Sue Schooley, Alternative Transportation Analyst for the City of Roseville provided a brief update on the status of the 2012 Triennial Survey prize distribution. One winner was randomly selected from each work location to receive a gift card as an incentive for employees to complete the survey. Over the next couple of weeks, staff will be sending out the gift cards to the winners. In addition, staff will also be sending out gift cards to the ETCs who had the largest percent response to the survey. Contact Sue or Lisa if you want to know who the winner is at your work location. Also, if you haven’t conducted the survey for your work location, the consultant is still inputting data from the paper surveys. So contact Sue and you can still conduct the survey!
Sue also provided the May Is Bike Month Employer Wrap-up. MIBM 2013 was very successful as bicyclists took advantage of the good weather. In the Sacramento region, 7,517 bicyclists logged 1,747,022 miles. In Roseville, 515 employees who work at local businesses logged 114,301 miles; while 408 Roseville residents logged 83,514 miles. Prizes for the MIBM promotion have been sent to the various winners and a handout with the winner’s names and work locations was distributed (PDF).
Amy Lee and Deborah Schrimmer, staff at Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) presented information on the Take Charge Program for Electric Vehicles in the Sacramento Region. They explained the types of Electric Vehicles, the types of chargers for the EV’s, as well as the benefits to both employers and drivers. In addition, Kris Blair, Major Accounts Representative, Roseville Electric provided some additional information regarding programs in Roseville. Roseville Electric is early in development of an electric vehicle web page – www.roseville.ca.us/EV . Included on the website is a link to a new pamphlet for workplace charging. Two additional websites of interest for Electric Vehicles include: www.takechargesac.org the one-stop website for our region which includes a TripFinder, and www.sacev.org , Sacramento EV Association, with local information and events. View the presentation (PDF)
Mike Majors, owner of The Electric Bike Shop in Sacramento, brought two electric bikes to show the ETCs and talked about bicycling and the use of electric bikes as an option for those whose commute is a little further than they want to ride or to help commutes on the big hills. He also talked about workplace savings and benefits for employers who encourage cycling to their employees.
Solvi Sabol, Associate Planner, from Placer County Transportation Planning Agency distributed the Spare the Air for Bucks flier (PDF) and explained the summer program which will run during the months of July, August and September. There will be monthly prizes of $25 and $100 and a grand prize of $200 if participants enter all three months. Staff send out an email for ETCs to distribute to their tenants and/or employees earlier this week. Spare the Air tip cards and other marketing materials is available for transportation kiosks. Contact Sue or Lisa if you need materials. Please make sure to promote the Spare the Air for Bucks Campaign ASAP as the program begins July 1.
On-site meetings If you are a new ETC or haven’t met with Sue Schooley regarding your TSM plan in the past couple of years, please contact Sue or phone (916) 774-5365 or Lisa or phone (916) 746-1285 to schedule an on-site. Also contact Sue or Lisa if you need a new TSM handbook, the updated handbooks were distributed at the January 2012 meeting.
If you are a new ETC or haven’t met with Sue Schooley regarding your TSM plan in the past couple of years, please contact Sue firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (916) 774-5365 or Lisa email@example.com or phone (916) 746-1285 to schedule an on-site. Also contact Sue or Lisa if you need a new TSM handbook, the updated handbooks were distributed at the January 2012 meeting.
Our next TSM quarterly training will be in June. If you are willing to host this meeting please contact Sue.