Sebastian Gee, standing by his commuter van, was recognized as State Fund’s "Most Outstanding Commuter" for using a commute alternative on 92 workdays this year as part of the Solano Transportation Authority's 2012 Solano Commute Challenge. (Courtesy photo)

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STA honors commuter champs

By From page B8 | December 24, 2012

FAIRFIELD — They are the five champion workplaces from among the 47 that competed in the 2012 Solano Commute Challenge.

The challenge asks employees to travel to work by mass transit, bike, car pool or foot for 30 days from August through October. They did so in the greatest numbers at the following places:

  • State Compensation Insurance Fund in Vacaville, with 100 employees meeting the challenge. Sebastian Gee used alternative commute methods on 92 days to earn the fund’s outstanding commuter honors.
  • Travis Air Force Base, with 38 military and civilian employees meeting the challenge. Sam George used alternative commute methods on 86 days to earn the base’s outstanding commuter honors.
  • Solano County, with 77 employees meeting the challenge. Chris Pinto, Rochelle Pinto and Chris Shipman used alternative commute methods on 63 days to earn the county’s outstanding commuter honors.
  • Genentech, with 24 employees meeting the challenge. Adon Garza used commute alternatives on 75 days to earn Genentech’s outstanding commuter honors.
  • California Endive Farms, with 29 employees meeting the challenge. Gabriel Montoya used alternative commute methods on 80 days to earn the company’s outstanding commuter honors.

The Solano Commute Challenge is an annual event sponsored by the Solano Transportation Authority and coordinated by Solano Napa Commute Information.

What are you buzzing about? Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or [email protected]

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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