2008 Awards
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City awarded FCM-CH2M Hill Sustainable Community Award for Smart Commute Initiative

The City of Mississauga, in collaboration with the Regional Municipality of Durham, the Regional Municipality of Halton, the City of Hamilton, the Regional Municipality of Peel, the City of Toronto and the Regional Municipality of York, received the 2008 FCM-CH2M Hill Sustainable Community Award for the Smart Commute Initiative in the Transportation category.

Smart Commute was launched in 2004 as a collaborative initiative to reduce traffic and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Smart Commute encompasses a variety of programs, including carpooling, cycling, and work arrangements such as telework and compressed work weeks, among others. Today, the Smart Commute Initiative is delivered in 10 areas of the GTHA in partnership with Metrolinx, municipal governments, non-profit organizations, local universities, boards of trade and chambers of commerce. More than 75 businesses have signed on, representing over 200,000 commuters. From 2004 to 2007, the project reduced the total number of vehicle kilometers traveled in the region by 75 million and GHG emissions by 17,400 tonnes.