2019 CTR Champions Celebration

by | Jun 5, 2019 | News

Our annual Commute Trip Reduction Champions celebration honoring employers offering outstanding commuter benefit programs.

We are excited to announce the 2019 Commute Trip Reduction Champions! In partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation, we recognized 89 out of nearly 300 CTR affected employers as CTR Champions. Six Seattle employers received the city’s highest “Platinum Level” recognition for outstanding commute programs. The awards event themed “Rapid Change, Great Opportunity” celebrated Seattle employers who have made significant investments in commuter benefits during the Seattle Squeeze.

Platinum Level Champions

Seattle Children’s

Seattle Children’s worksites have no free parking. They also know commute options need to be attractive to commuters, so they offer transit, vanpool, carpool, and bike subsidies. They also offer numerous in-house amenities like commute concierge, free shuttle, and bike service center. Finally, they offer $4.50 per day commute bonus given to each employee for not driving to work alone.

The Polyclinic- Broadway

The Polyclinic does a great job of prioritizing non-single occupancy vehicle commutes across the board, subsidizing virtually every other mode while offering no SOV parking for employees. The Polyclinic’s embrace of flexwork makes life easier for their employees, providing telework, flexible work schedules, compressed workweek, and flexible worksite options for commuters to avoid being stuck in traffic and commuting long distances during peak travel times.

University of Washington

The University of Washington subsidizes ORCA passes and vanpools and providing extensive bike commuter facilities while providing no free parking on campus. The University takes an innovative approach to new mobility options as well, partnering with Lime to have bike share available all over campus at a discount for UW community members, and reorienting their LINK Light Rail-adjacent parking to prioritize ride-hailing drop-offs over all-day parking.

Fred Hutch

Fred Hutch goes above and beyond to help their employees get to work, showing active, hands-on engagement throughout their commute programming. In addition to subsidizing ORCA passes, Vanpool and carpool, and bicycling, Fred Hutch staff provides commute concierge services to employees to find workable commuting options and has prioritized taking an active role in matching employees for ridesharing through online platforms and in-person workshops.

Washington State Ferries

WSDOT employees receive free or subsidized ORCA pass, they also receive an incentive to make a couple of bucks for commuting by foot, bike, or carpool. Employees can earn 75 cents each morning and evening commute trip for walking, biking, and carpooling (does not include riding the bus) for a maximum of $1.50 per day.

Swedish Medical Center- First Hill

Swedish Medical Center works hard to provide employees flexibility in their commutes while encouraging employees to leave their cars at home. Swedish’s ORCA pass, vanpool and carpool subsidies encourage employees to use transit or share a ride to work, while subsidized ZipCar memberships allow employees to still have the flexibility to drive between Swedish campuses and get to personal appointments without having to drive alone to work. Swedish has also leaned into flexwork for employees, offering telework, flexible scheduling and compressed workweeks to eligible employees.

Additional award winners include:

Expedia Group King County Government Convoy
City of Seattle- Seattle Municipal Tower ProQuest Seattle School District
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Adobe Systems Weyerhaeuser
Seattle Pacific University KPFF Consulting Engineers Nuance
Amazon Wells Fargo Bank Oracle America, Inc
Seattle Pacific University City of Seattle- Water Utilities BloodworksNW
Starbucks Coffee Company GM Nameplate Holland America Group
Facebook, Inc City of Seattle- Charles Street Casey Family Programs
Northwest Administrators Inc F5 U.S. Bank
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Delta Dental of Washington Tommy Bahama Group, Inc
Swedish Medical Center- Cherry Hill South Seattle College Impinj, Inc
Kaiser Permanente Liberty Mutual US Govt Housing/Urban Development
Northwest Hospital The Boeing Company Grange Insurance Association
Swedish Medical Center- Ballard PEMCO Insurance Company Woodland Park Zoo
The Polyclinic- Madison Walt Disney Technology Solutions and Services Miller Nash Graham & Dunn
North Seattle College Seattle Housing Authority Novo Nordisk Inc
Virginia Mason Medical Center Seattle University Redfin
Stoel Rives LLP City University of Seattle Cellnetix
McKinstry US Govt. Social Security Administration Airbnb
Asian Counseling and Referral Service Docusign, Inc US Govt US Attorney’s Office
Seattle Central College Comcast Technology Solutions Sound Transit
PATH WSP USA Washington Bar Association
Labcorp SSA Marine First Choice Health
Tableau Software Parametric
Us Govt Internal Revenue Service
Double Down Interactive
Renaissance Seattle
Horizon House


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