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EPA DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR McCABE AND PARTNERS TO ANNOUNCE COMMUTER CHOICE LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE
Release Date: 10/16/2000
FOR RELEASE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2000
EPA DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR McCABE AND PARTNERS TO
ANNOUNCE COMMUTER CHOICE LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE
Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator W. Michael McCabe will announce on Oct. 17 ways to cut air pollution through the Commuter Choice Leadership Initiative with its partners that include U.S. companies, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and state and local governments. These organizations will be recognized for their incentives that encourage employees to commute in ways that cut air pollution and global warming pollution. The incentives include: transit subsidies, telecommuting, compressed work schedules and trading free parking spaces for cash. The benefits of these incentives include: increased worker productivity and reduced expenses for employers and employees.
DATE/TIME: Tuesday October 17, 10:00 a.m.
LOCATION: EPA, Ariel Rios Building -- South Entrance, Room 6226
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.
WHO: W. Michael McCabe, Deputy Administrator, U.S. EPA,
Margo T. Oge, Director, EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality, and the partners in the leadership initiative:
Jane Nishida, Secretary, Maryland Dept. of the Environment
- Harold F. Reheis, Director, Environmental Protection Div., Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources
- Roger Simmons, Chairs of Ada County (Boise, Idaho) Metropolitan Planning, the Ada County Commission, Regional Public Transportation Association.
- GEICO Direct – Ron Guzinski, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources (Chevy Chase, Md.)
Intel – Stephen Harper, Manager, Environmental Health and Safety Policy, (Santa Clara, Calif.)
Kaiser Permanente – Laird Burnett, Senior Legislative Representative (Oakland, Calif.)
Nike, Inc. - Maria Eitel, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility (Portland, Ore.)
Pitney Bowes – Ed Houghton, Director of Employee Relations and Work-Life (Stamford, Conn.)
The Walt Disney Company – W. Kym Murphy, Corporate Vice President, Environmental Policy (Burbank, Calif.)
DIRECTIONS: By Metro: Take the Orange/Blue Line to Federal Triangle Metro Exit. Proceed up the escalator; the south entrance of the Ariel Rios building is to the immediate left. Follow the signs to the press conference. By Taxi: Go to the south entrance of the Ariel Rios Building on 12th Street, between Pennsylvania Ave. and Constitution, look for the press conference sign at the south entrance.
White House or Capitol Hill Press Credentials are required.