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Commute Trip Reduction Program

SDOT’s Program for Large Employers to Promote Transportation Options for Employees

The City of Seattle’s CTR program helps connect employers with the resources and service they need to provide innovative transportation programing for their employees.  For over twenty years, Seattle has worked with large employers to provide programing that encourages alternatives to driving alone.  This work helps all of Seattle by improving air quality and congestion. It has yeilded great results with close to with close to 65% of commuters from participating businesses now using transit, walking, carpooling, bicycling, or telecommuting.

Services provided by SDOT to participating CTR Employers include:

  • Individual worksite program evaluation and recommendations
  • Worksite-specific information regarding employee commute characteristics
  • Participation in local and regional transportation incentive campaigns
  • Transportation events and professional training
  • Regular communication about transportation projects and events

If you are interested in learning more about the CTR program, or would like to know more about these services, please contact Mark Melnyk at 206-684-5017 or

If you’re an Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC), and have questions about surveying and reporting, check out the resources below:

As Seattle grows, this partnership will be important to sustain an economically vibrant city.


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