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Last Updated: Jan 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

Commute Trip Reduction


Commute Trip Reduction rewards you for choosing a better commute and offers you the tools and resources to get started. When you choose a smart alternative to driving alone, your efforts reduce traffic, save money and time, and help the environment.

Commute Options

Time to try a new way to get around?  Not sure which option is best for you? Explore your alternatives to driving alone.


Driving to work alone can be expensive and stressful. Choosing an alternative to driving alone provides real benefits to you.
Health Benefits: Sharing the responsibility of driving with a carpool partner helps relieve stress and builds camaraderie. Biking and walking to work lets you combine your workout with your commute. Using an alternative to driving alone makes the task of getting to and from work a lot more enjoyable.

Saving Time and Money: Reducing commuting miles saves money on gasoline, car maintenance and insurance. In fact, riding or driving with someone else can cut commuting costs in half. Work options such as telework or a compressed work week give you more blocks of uninterrupted time for your work, yourself and your family. Alternatives to driving alone such as carpooling, vanpooling or riding the bus allow you to catch up on paperwork, read or even sleep.

Living Better: When you leave your car at home just a few days per week, you help improve our environment and quality of life. You are also taking steps in making a positive impact on climate change.

Incentives and Rewards: Get rewarded for carpooling, vanpooling, riding the bus, bicycling or walking instead of driving alone. Log just 16 days of non-drive alone trips per month, and you could be eligible for our Smart Commuter Rewards (see below).


Smart Commuter Rewards
Smart Commuter Rewards is a quarterly incentive program that helps large businesses motivate employees to reduce their drive-alone trips and vehicle miles traveled. If you're an employee at a Snohomish County or Bothell business with 100 or more employees, log at least 16 days of non-drive alone trips per month and you could be eligible for Smart Commuter of the Quarter and the $250 prize.


Snohomish County
In partnership with Snohomish County, the Curb the Congestion program targets residents, commuters and employers on impacted corridors who are open to using transportation options to driving alone and for whom these alternatives are a viable option. The purpose of this program is to reduce congestion and increase mobility along arterial corridors by reducing vehicle trips through the use of incentives and information.