Most Valuable Commuter January 2014
Employer: West Corporation - Corporate Office
Linda Park, a licensed insurance agent for Aetna, has been using commute alternatives for the last 10 years. Her dad actually encouraged her to start riding the bus after pointing out how convenient the bus was, how much money she would save and how she would reduce the wear & tear on her car. Deciding to give it a try, she rode the bus for approximately 4 years, while she worked in downtown Spokane.
After being transferred to the valley location, she began carpooling and has been doing so for the last 6 years. Environmentally, Linda proudly states, “I have a 6 year old granddaughter & hopefully when she grows up she’ll tell people our planet is green because of my grandma.”
With a 4 person carpool and her carpool partners being one-car or no-car families, Linda is happy to be the primary driver. With an 18 mile one way commute, the money savings they all see is tremendous. ETC, Dana Blakesley, says “Linda is the epitome of a dedicated CTR participant. Not only does she faithfully complete her commuting calendar every month, she goes above and beyond to make sure her carpooling partners always have a ride, and is always willing to share with others the benefits of carpooling.” Way to Go Linda!