Seattle's 2018 CTR Champions: Performance and Innovation

Employer investments in transportation programs, benefits, and amenities continue to produce real results that reduce congestion and improve commerce and quality of life in Seattle. The CTR Champions program recognizes employers who achieve progress towards reducing their drive alone rates, provide innovative and comprehensive commuter programs to their employees, and show high levels of engagement with the program and their peers. The 2018 CTR Champions Awards were themed "Performance and Innovation" to recognize employers that have met or exceeded their performance target while providing a comprehensive commuter program to their employees. Attendees heard both praise and a call to action for further performance and innovation from inspiring speakers including Challenge Seattle CEO and former Governor Christine Gregoire and Seattle Deputy Mayor Shefali Ranganathan.

This year's celebration was held on March 8th, 2018 and recognized 124 employers with Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards and 6 employers with awards for highest rate of transit, cycling, walking, carpool, vanpool, and telework. Our scoring system for this biennium highlights performance. All of our winners not only achieved drive alone rates below their network targets, but also:

  • Maintained performance year to year
  • Completed their latest commute survey and program reports on time
  • Go beyond the required minimum of employee commute program elements


Platinum: Top performer (lowest drive alone rate) in each network

Gold: Achieved a drive alone rate of 50%+ below network target

Silver: Achieved a drive alone rate of 30%+ below network target

Bronze: Achieved and/or exceeded drive alone rate network target up 29%+

Top Performers by Mode: Acheived the top rate for transit, cycling, walking, carpool, vanpool, or telework/teleflex citywide

Check out this year's winners!

A table set at the CTR award night dinner

SDOT handing out swag at the CTR award show

Previous Years' Results:

2017 CTR Champions
2016 CTR Champions

2015 CTR Champions

Are you a CTR Champion?

What does your transportation program currently include? If you answer "no" or "I don't know" to any of the questions listed here, it's time to take action – check out the resources in the box below.

  • Do you know how your drive-alone rate (DAR) compares to your neighbors'? To your neighborhood's DAR goal? To your past performance?
  • Does your program include best practice elements such as:
    • an ORCA program
    • transit subsidies
    • walking or biking subsidy promotions
    • telework or compressed work week options
    • transit benefit pre-tax option
    • Guaranteed Ride Home?

    If you answered no to any of these or are looking for more ways to boost your programming and performance, contact SDOT or your Commute Seattle transportation specialist today (information at top right of this page). We'd be happy to help.