Commute Trip Reduction

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Common Terms

  • CTR: Commute Trip Reduction
  • ETC: Employee Transportation Coordinator
  • SOV: Single occupancy vehicle
  • Affected employers: any work location with 100+ employees arriving between 6am-9am

What is CTR?

Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) is a Washington state law focused on reducing traffic congestion, improving air quality, and minimizing energy consumption. Employers with 100 or more employees arriving at a worksite between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. year-round are seen as affected employers under the CTR law; these worksites would therefore be required to participate in the CTR program.

Commuter Options & Benefits

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Everett Transit provides public transportation throughout Everett. Public transportation is a reliable, stress-free alternative to driving alone and is often paired with one of the following options-- and makes you a multimodal commuter! Plan your route today. 

Routes & Schedules

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Share a ride! Build community, friendships, and trust traveling to and from your workplace. Start or join a vanpool or carpool group, sign up at

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Enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle by biking to work, or take it on the bus and bike for the last mile to the office. Learn more about our bicycle friendly community.

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Is there any better duo than walking + busing? Leave the driving to the professionals and appreciate the details of your commute while getting some light exercise between stops.

Employer Resources

  1. Company Requirements
  2. ETC
  3. Company Benefits
  4. Voluntary Worksites

Participating companies need a leader and a plan.

Companies required to participate in the CTR program by law will need to develop a CTR program, appoint an Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC), submit an annual report, and participate in a biannual survey.

Your company's plan can include a number of goals aimed at reducing single occupancy vehicle use and environmental impact. Learn more about what commuting methods are accessible for your employees and build from there!

  • Grow your number of employees participating in carpool or vanpool programs
  • Build your employee’s awareness of and access to walking, biking, public transit routes
  • Increase the amount of employees telecommuting or utilizing flexible work schedules

Employee Transportation Coordinator Resources


Commuter Resources


Visit RideshareOnline to find, organize and coordinate vanpools and carpools in your area. With the easy to use ridematch tool, you’ll be put in touch with other smart carpoolers who are looking to save money, time and the environment.

Contact Information

For more information about CTR or affected-worksite inquiries, contact Everett Transit's Commute Trip Reduction Administrator.

Alessandra Gonzalez
P: 425-257-7782