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WeDriveU Honors ACT 2016 Employee Transportation Champion Bridger McGaw of athenahealth

BURLINGAME, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WeDriveU, Inc., the leader in corporate transportation solutions, today saluted Bridger McGaw of athenahealth, Inc., winner of the 2016 Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) “Employee Transportation Champion” award.

2016 ACT Employee Transportation Champion Bridger McGaw, athenahealth (center) with WeDriveU EVP Erick VanWagenen (left) and WeDriveU CEO & Founder Dennis Carlson (right)


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McGaw was honored for his Commute Alternatives vision and advocacy at the 2016 ACT International Conference in Portland, Ore. ACT selects one employee transportation champion annually for “demonstrating a commitment to promoting and advancing commuter transportation options at their worksite.”

McGaw’s Commute Alternatives program has achieved outstanding results serving employees at athenahealth offices in Boston, Austin and San Francisco:

  • 120,000+ passenger transfers
  • 279 single occupancy vehicles (SOVs) eliminated
  • 662 metric tons of CO2 removed

Anchored at its 29-acre headquarters campus on the Charles River in Boston, athenahealth’s best-in-class, multi-modal Commute Alternative system features employee shuttles, car sharing and bike sharing, including WeDriveU Last Mile shuttles, New Hire Shuttles and Employee Volunteer Shuttles for community engagement.

ACT praised McGaw’s success addressing limited public transportation, parking constraints and sustainability goals by encouraging employees to adopt alternative forms of commuting beyond their cars. McGaw’s achievements include rapidly scaling a Last Mile employee shuttle program, leveraging technology, advocating for off-road bike path improvements, and embracing Transportation Demand Management (TDM) best practices.

ACT executive director David Straus said, “athenahealth has made itself a national leader in providing exemplary commuter benefits to its workforce. ACT congratulates Bridger McGaw for his leadership in developing and implementing such an impactful program.”

"I am honored to have been selected by ACT for this award,” said Bridger McGaw, who heads environmental safety and security at athenaEnvironment, and is vice president of athena diversity council. “All over the country dedicated individuals are working hard to improve private and public transportation infrastructure so that our economy can continue to grow. I'm proud our team has been acknowledged for our efforts to create a sustainable and responsible transportation network.”

“We congratulate Bridger and athenahealth on being honored by ACT for a best-in-class Commute Alternatives program that is considered the benchmark for improving mobility, reducing environmental impact and caring for employees and the community,” said Dennis Carlson, CEO and Founder, WeDriveU. “WeDriveU is proud to serve as athenahealth’s transportation partner in realizing Bridger’s vision to develop sustainable and efficient commute alternatives for athenistas.”

Complete list of 2016 winners: http://bit.ly/2aXKWN5.

athenahealth is a leading provider of network-enabled services and mobile applications for healthcare providers nationwide. www.athenahealth.com @athenahealth

About WeDriveU

WeDriveU is the leader in corporate transportation solutions that move 4 million annual passengers. WeDriveU specializes in complete managed solutions that combine 25+ years of expertise in program strategy, passenger engagement, technology innovation, and intelligence and analytics. WeDriveU Commute Alternatives programs power Last Mile shuttles, Intercampus shuttles and Residential Bus Service for the world’s leading companies. WeDriveU is a proud member of ACT. www.wedriveu.com @WeDriveU

About ACT

The Association for Commuter Transportation, (ACT), is an international trade association and leading advocate for commuter transportation and TDM. Commuting by bus, train, rideshare, bike, walking, or telework improves our world by contributing to energy independence, better air quality, sustainability, urban mobility, and reduced congestion. Through advocacy, education, and networking efforts, ACT strives to improve the lives of commuters, the livability of communities, and the economic competitiveness of businesses. www.actweb.org @ACTNational

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Sources: SOVs: WeDriveU estimate from 2014 launch through Spring 2016; CO2: WeDriveU estimate for 2015.

Media contact: Joanna Rustin WeDriveU, Inc. joanna@wedriveu.com 650-645-6800

Source:WeDriveU, Inc.