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Commute Trip Reduction

ANNOUNCEMENT: The CTR tools are being updated. A new web app will be used to survey employees in 2023.

What is CTR?

If your worksite has 100 or more employees arriving at work between the hours of 6 am and 9 am, your company may be affected by Washington State’s Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) law. Some employers are considered affected by the ordinance as a condition of a City permit. Employee Transportation Coordinators (ETCs) and large employers play a critical role in reducing drive-alone trips and promoting transit, biking, walking, teleworking and alternative work schedules.

Basic Requirements for Employers

  • Appoint and maintain an individual to act as an Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC) for employees and to be the primary contact with the City.
  • Develop and promote a program that helps employees reduce drive-alone commute trips.
  • Conduct a commute survey every two years to measure employees’ drive alone rates.
  • Complete a program report survey every two years.
  • Submit the program report and surveys to the City’s Commute Trip Reduction Coordinator for review and approval.
  • Exercise a good faith effort by collaborating with the City in administration and implementation of the law.

ETC Training

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What transportation benefits do locals value?

We asked people who live, work, or spend time in Tukwila which programs/amenities they would like to see in their community, school, or place of employment. These results reflect the top programs or amenities that employers and facilities can provide to support their employees in making their commutes healthier and happier. Employers can do a lot to encourage their employees to choose alternative commute modes!