From: xxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2009 3:46 PM
To: Michael Muniz
Subject: RE: Bike to Work Day & Bicycle Commuter Act

Michael,

Thanks for bringing this up to my attention. Let me look further into this and bring it up to xxx. We are definitely committed to being a more “green” company.

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From: Michael Muniz
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2009 3:33 PM
To: xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Bike to Work Day & Bicycle Commuter Act

Hey there!

Two things to bounce off of you.

1) May 14 is “Bike to Work” Day. I think it would be great for the company to endorse such a movement by encouraging those that have the means to reasonably commute to work that day to do so. Given Ken’s encouragement of “greener” living (twice via email to the team since I arrived), I can’t imagine why not right? 😉
http://www.metro.net/projects_studies/bikeway_planning/biketowork/default.htm

2) When I was interviewing for the Ops position, Dan mentioned the company had been considering a commuter reimbursement benefit. Upon doing some research, I’ve learned about the Bicycle Commuter Act that went into effect in January. This bill allows employers to reimburse up to $20 a month (tax-free to both parties) of expenses via voucher to qualified commuting employees as an incentive to use alternate means of transportation.
http://www.bikeleague.org/news/100708faq.php

I’d be happy to discuss both/either of the above with you at length. I think if GCP is open to the idea of offering “qualified transportation benefits” to the team, Bike to Work day (May 14) sure would be an awesome date for such an announcement 😉

I know I’m new here and hope this doesn’t sound too self-serving, because it isn’t meant to be. I endeavor to encourage everyone I know to utilize alternative forms of transportation whenever feasible. As I mentioned earlier, I’m hardly one of those militant bicyclists…I simply like to lead by example 😉

Michael

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