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Commute Seattle is a nonprofit transportation management association that provides education, outreach and consulting services to Downtown Seattle employers and property managers. We also provide assistance to buildings who have Transportation Management Program requirements, employers who participate in the Commute Trip Reduction Program and companies moving to a new location.

Our Team

Kevin Futhey

Executive Director
206-613-3230

Kevin is Commute Seattle’s Executive Director. He joined Commute Seattle as a Program Manager in 2017, overseeing small business outreach programs, parking initiatives, and the Free Waterfront Shuttle. Kevin’s career in nonprofits started with AmeriCorps service at WithinReach and continued at the Pike Market Food Bank and United Way of Snohomish County. He has a BA in International Studies and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Washington and an MPA from the University of North Dakota. He commutes by bus from Mountlake Terrace.

Ryan Bush

Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications
206-613-3248

Ryan joins Commute Seattle with over nine years of experience developing digital and traditional B2B and B2C marketing campaigns. He oversees the organization’s brand and manages marketing and communication efforts. Additionally, he is responsible for ongoing initiatives including, branding, campaign management, press, and the free waterfront shuttle.  He is passionate about creating campaigns that connect people to their community and has seen first-hand the difference mission-driven marketing campaigns can make. He has spent the majority of his career strategically planning and placing award-winning advertising campaigns within the public sector. Prior to joining Commute Seattle, Ryan led all marketing programs for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. A recent transplant from the South, he loves all that Seattle has to offer from the outdoors to the massive transit system. Ryan commutes by bus and bike.

Kendle Bjelland

Senior Program Manager
206-613-3129

Kendle began working in transportation in 2015, developing and launching the ORCA LIFT program at Catholic Community Services. After transitioning to Commute Seattle in 2016, Kendle has supported the ORCA Business, Commute Trip Reduction, and Transportation Management programs, as well as the fee for service and other projects. She has an MPA from the University of Washington and commutes by bus or bike.

Olivia Holden

Senior Program Manager
206-613-3257

Olivia collaborates with businesses outside the central business district to foster commuter benefits packages that meet Seattle Commute Trip Reduction goals. Originally from a small town outside of Pittsburgh, she earned a BS in Regional Planning from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Olivia later moved from a car-centric, small town to America’s bicycle capital, Portland, Oregon to pursue a Master of Urban and Regional Planning at Portland State University. After Graduate School and many non-profit internships, she found her passion to be where the public interacts with urban planning and systems. Olivia commutes by bus or foot but hopes to see public escalators in Seattle’s public transportation future.

Nick Abel

Senior Transportation Specialist
(206) 613-3233

Nick works with small businesses to provide transportation assistance with a focus on pre-tax employee benefits. A native Oregonian, Nick graduated from the University of Oregon with a BS in Psychology and spent two years working as a substance abuse therapist before relocating to Seattle to do outreach and marketing for a company that provides vacation opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities. After years of direct service experience, Nick found himself passionate about improving systems that directly impact marginalized or at-risk communities and believes in the inherent value of mass transit in the great city of Seattle. Nick commutes to work by bus.

Wren Barulich

Senior Transportation Specialist
(206) 613-3243

Wren collaborates with businesses and property managers in downtown Seattle to provide resources on transportation amenities and help to implement policies that reduce neighborhood congestion. She currently works with businesses that are impacted by the West Seattle Bridge closure. Wren received her BA in the Community, Environment & Planning program at the University of Washington where she specialized in urban historical preservation. She is passionate about the community found within commutes and the indispensable nature of mobility for all. Prior to joining Commute Seattle, she interned in the Service Planning department at Sound Transit and the Events and Programming department at the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Wren commutes by rail, bus, bike or foot.

Dylan Jouliot

Senior Transportation Specialist
(206) 613-3126

Dylan works with businesses in the South Lake Union and South Seattle areas to promote Commute Trip Reduction and give employees options to commute responsibly. He is a native Seattleite who is thrilled to be back in the Pacific Northwest and working with Commute Seattle to keep his hometown moving and thriving. He comes to Commute Seattle after receiving his Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from UCLA where he focused on Transportation Policy and Planning, with a particular interest in public transit, active transportation, and parking management. Prior to graduate school, Dylan earned his BA across the state at Gonzaga University and worked for six years in the private sector before settling on sustainable and equitable transportation as his true passion. Dylan commutes by bus and foot.

Sarah Udelhofen

Senior Transportation Specialist
206-613-3227

Sarah encourages businesses in the downtown commercial core to meet and exceed their Commute Trip Reduction goals. Sarah believes transportation affects every single person’s daily life; she’s eager to find ways to advance urban mobility in order to improve air quality, health, happiness and ease of access to daily necessities. She dreams of a world with equitable access to transportation for all ages, abilities, and incomes. Sarah studied Natural Resources at Cornell University, dabbled in a few environmental passions, then arrived in Seattle on her bike after a cross country ride in 2016. Sarah previously worked at C+C, where she learned the ins and outs of community-based social marketing. You’ll find Sarah guiding her friends on their first bike or bus ride through the city. Sarah commutes by bike.

Downtown Transportation Alliance

Commute Seattle is supported by the Downtown Transportation Alliance (DTA), comprised of the executive leadership of the Downtown Seattle Association, local and state public agencies and rotating private-sector representation. The DTA is comprised of:

Jon Scholes, President & CEO, Downtown Seattle Association
Sam Zimbabwe, Director, Seattle Department of Transportation
Chris O’Claire, Director, Mobility Division, King County Metro
Sam Assefa, Director, Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development
Cary Clark, CSO, Argosy Cruises & Tillicum Village
Geri Poor, Regional Transportation Manager, Port of Seattle
Tim Brown, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, Wells Fargo
Don Billen, Executive Director for Planning, Environment and Project Development, Sound Transit
Patty Rubstello, Assistant Secretary for Urban Mobility & Access, WSDOT

Connect with us

Due to COVID-19, our offices are closed, but we are all working virtually. If you need to reach us for any reason, please email us or call us.

We are located in the Denny Triangle neighborhood in the heart of Downtown Seattle.

Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(206) 613-3131

Our office is on the 9th floor of the Tower Building.

1809 7th Avenue #900,
Seattle, WA, 98101

 

Accessibility & How to Get Here
Our office can easily be accessed by many public transit routes and a short walk from the Westlake Link light rail tunnel. Bike racks are located outside our office on the sidewalk. 

Mission

At Commute Seattle our mission is to foster mobility partnerships and services to keep Seattle moving and thriving for all. Through education, advocacy, training and consulting, we are helping create a mobility-supportive business culture to ensure that commuters enjoy world-class benefits and amenities.

Vision

Our vision is a more livable and thriving metro region underwritten by broad community commitment to smart mobility choices. Commute Seattle promotes alternatives to driving alone by providing commuters, employers and property managers with information about a variety of commute options and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) strategies.

Career Opportunities

Downtown Transportation Alliance Facilitator

Press & Media

Talk to Ryan Bush
Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications

Recent Press Releases

2019 Mode Split Press Release: Download here

2019 Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Champions: Download here

Looking for more commuting options? We’re here to help.

From compliance to benefits, our transportation specialists will get you where you need to go.