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SANDAG Makes the Move to Reduce Traffic Congestion with New Work Schedule

SANDAG Offices Will Close Every Other Monday Starting April 8

San Diego County CA— SANDAG business offices will begin operating under a compressed work schedule and will be closed to the public every other Monday, starting April 8.

“We must walk the walk as regional leaders in alternatives to driving alone,” said SANDAG Executive Director Hasan Ikhrata. “This new schedule gives SANDAG staff the opportunity to do their part in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and traffic congestion.”

A compressed work schedule allows SANDAG employees to work a traditional work week in less than the traditional number of days. This may be accomplished by adjusting a traditional work schedule to 80 hours in 9 days.

SANDAG Downtown offices will remain open to the public nine days every two weeks with every other Monday designated as the office closure day. The first closure will occur this Monday. For a full list of SANDAG business dates and hours of operation, visit sandag.org/about.

The South Bay Expressway and I-15 Express Lanes Customer Service Center will remain open for walk-ins on Monday closure days, but the phone lines will be closed to the public. For a full list of business dates and hours of operation, visit sbxthe125.com.

The Freeway Service Patrol and 511 Roadside Assistance call center will continue to provide service on Monday closure days.

More than 25 local employers active in the SANDAG iCommute program have also adopted compressed work schedules. The SANDAG iCommute program supports commuters in the region with an array of transportation alternatives and provides assistance to local businesses, helping them to develop and implement customized employee commuter benefit programs that lower costs, increase productivity, and help the environment. To learn more, visit 511sd.com/iCommute.


 About SANDAG

The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is the San Diego region’s primary public planning, transportation, and research agency, providing the public forum for regional policy decisions about growth, transportation planning and construction, environmental management, housing, open space, energy, public safety, and binational topics. SANDAG is governed by a Board of Directors composed of mayors, council members, and supervisors from each of the region’s 18 cities and the county government.