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 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 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:
|GOLD RECIPIENTS||SILVER RECIPIENTS||BRONZE RECIPIENTS|
|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|
|Us Govt Internal Revenue Service|
|Double Down Interactive|