Transportation Options Program

Why We Support a Range of Transportation Options

People's choices make a difference. Providing commuters and residents with information and services about different travel options will help us achieve a more efficient transportation system.

Seattle's city-wide mission is to decrease reliance on single occupancy vehicles (SOV) while supporting transit, ridesharing, active transportation, and alternative work schedules. The city's current comprehensive plan goal is for 35% or less of work trips and 25% or less of non-work trips be made by SOV by 2035. The Transportation Options Program works across several core areas to progress towards that goal.   

  • 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 modesplit targets  
  • 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
  • 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
  • Downtown Mobility: Coordinating regionally and working with employeers to mitigate construction impacts during the period of constrating known as the Seattle Squeeze
  • Flip Your Trip: Launching a broad-based TDM campaign to encourage commuters to consider their transportation options

Visualize The Impact of Your Transportation Option

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