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Transportation Options Program

Why We Support a Range of Transportation Options

Seattle believes in providing a range of transportation options to align with our core goals of equity, safety, mobility and sustainability. We provide information, support, and policies to support choosing transit, ridesharing, active transportation, and remote or “flex” work arrangements.  The City’s current comprehensive plan goal is that 35% or less of commutes and 25% or less non-commute trips citywide be made by single occupancy vehicles by 2035 and the Transportation Options Program uses many strategies to support progress towards that goal, including:   

  • Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Program: Working with major employers to reduce peak drive alone trips and meet programmatic performance targets, backed by State Law
  • Transportation Management Programs (TMPs): Working with property managers to meet site-specific mode split targets  
  • Commuter Benefit Ordinance: Requires that businesses with 20 or more employees offer workers the opportunity to make a monthly pre-tax payroll deduction for transit or vanpool expenses
  • West Seattle & Duwamish Valley Travel Options: If you live in the West Seattle region, this resource center will help you find the best way to cross the Duwamish.
  • MyTrips: Leading by example by providing City employees an excellent commuting program including complimentary transit passes and bike facilities. MyTrips is only available to City of Seattle employees

Visualize The Impact of Your Transportation Option

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Related SDOT Programs and Resources:

Transportation

Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623
684-Road@seattle.gov

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The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is on a mission to deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities for everyone as we work to achieve our vision of Seattle as a thriving, equitable community powered by dependable transportation.