Commuters on their way to the bus

Our Commute Trip Reduction Program

We have decades of experience working with employers both large and small throughout Snohomish County and Bothell to develop customized Employee Transportation Programs that provide innovative solutions to any commuting problem.

What is Commute Trip Reduction (CTR)?

CTR is a Washington State law that requires employers with 100 or more employees to develop programs that encourage their employees to use alternatives to driving alone for their commute.

Employers must make a good faith effort to develop and implement a CTR program, including the following:

  • Designate and promote services of an Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC)
  • Distribute information to employees about commute options to driving alone
  • Implement a set of measures geared toward achieving goals set by CTR law
  • Track employee commute habits
  • Report to Community Transit about progress toward meeting CTR goals

Read more about the Washington State Commute Trip Reduction Law.

Read more about CTR laws and requirements: CTR Fact Sheet


Transportation programs for small businesses

Does your organization have fewer than 100 employees? We offer assistance to small businesses, too.

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Our services

We offer assistance and resources to Employee Transportation Coordinators (ETCs) to make their Employee Transportation Program a success.  These services include:

  • Basic and advanced training courses
  • Trip reduction strategy development and implementation assistance
  • ORCA business solutions
  • Annual rideshare promotions and ride-matching
  • Promotional and educational materials
  • New employee orientation materials
  • Relocation assistance
  • Reserved carpool/vanpool parking signage
  • Annual award program recognizing top companies, Employee Transportation Coordinators, and “Smart Commuters”
  • Networking opportunities

Alternative commute options

Learn more about commute alternatives and some of the services and programs we offer to help people find alternatives over driving alone, including:

Contact us

Community Transit’s Commute Trip Reduction staff is ready to assist with all aspects of your Employee Transportation Program. Email us at