Commute Trip Reduction
- CTR: Commute Trip Reduction
- ETC: Employee Transportation Coordinator
- SOV: Single occupancy vehicle
- Affected employers: any work location with 100+ employees arriving between 6am-9am
What is CTR?
Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) is a Washington state law focused on reducing traffic congestion, improving air quality, and minimizing energy consumption. Employers with 100 or more employees arriving at a worksite between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. year-round are seen as affected employers under the CTR law; these worksites would therefore be required to participate in the CTR program.
Commuter Options & Benefits
Everett Transit provides public transportation throughout Everett. Public transportation is a reliable, stress-free alternative to driving alone and is often paired with one of the following options-- and makes you a multimodal commuter! Plan your route today.
Share a ride! Build community, friendships, and trust traveling to and from your workplace. Start or join a vanpool or carpool group, sign up at rideshareonline.com
Enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle by biking to work, or take it on the bus and bike for the last mile to the office. Learn more about our bicycle friendly community.
Is there any better duo than walking + busing? Leave the driving to the professionals and appreciate the details of your commute while getting some light exercise between stops.
Participating companies need a leader and a plan.
Companies required to participate in the CTR program by law will need to develop a CTR program, appoint an Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC), submit an annual report, and participate in a biannual survey.
Your company's plan can include a number of goals aimed at reducing single occupancy vehicle use and environmental impact. Learn more about what commuting methods are accessible for your employees and build from there!
- Grow your number of employees participating in carpool or vanpool programs
- Build your employee’s awareness of and access to walking, biking, public transit routes
- Increase the amount of employees telecommuting or utilizing flexible work schedules
The leader of the program is called an Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC). The ETC’s role is to engage employees with non-SOV commuting options such as riding public transit, carpooling, vanpooling, biking, walking, and more! This includes overseeing the company’s goals and plan management, organizing the company’s rideshare program, and assisting employees with commuting questions. The ETC works closely with the CTR Administrator at Everett Transit and often the employer’s Human Resources department to decide what options, goals, and rewards can be offered to participating employees.
Employers and property managers are eligible for a tax credit toward their Business & Occupation (B&O) Tax or Public Utility Tax (PUT) if they spend money on employee or tenant commuter benefits, amenities, and programs. Examples of qualified commuter benefits include ridesharing programs, public transportation benefits, and commuter amenities for walkers and bikers. Learn more about the program.
Resources and tools that support employees as they diversify their transportation methods and maximize their individual and community's wellness.
We welcome you to build a CTR program at your worksite that encourages alternative forms of transportation, even if you have less than 100 affected employees. If you would like more resources, please contact Alessandra Gonzalez to learn how you can participate.
Employee Transportation Coordinator Resources
- Commuter Newsletter [Sept 2023]
- Commuter Newsletter [August 2023]
- Commuter Newsletter [March 2023]
- Commuter Newsletter [Dec. 2022]
- Commuter Newsletter [Sept. 2022]
- Commuter Newsletter [June 2022]
- Commuter Newsletter [March 2022]
- Commuter Newsletter [Dec. 2021]
- Commuter Newsletter [Sept. 2021] /documentcenter/view/1582/commuter-newsletter-june-2021
- Commuter Newsletter [June 2021]
- Commuter Newsletter [March 2021]
- Commuter Newsletter [Dec. 2020]
- Commuter Newsletter [Sept. 2020]
Visit RideshareOnline to find, organize and coordinate vanpools and carpools in your area. With the easy to use ridematch tool, you’ll be put in touch with other smart carpoolers who are looking to save money, time and the environment.