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Learn more about how to apply for the Commute Trip Reduction Credit Business and Occupation (B&O) Tax with our short video and most frequently asked questions.
This toolkit was developed by Forth for businesses and property managers interested in or ready to implement a workplace charging program but want some additional guidance and resources throughout the process.
This guide is both a resource for new development that is required to provide bicycle parking and for property and business owners who would like to add bike parking in or near existing buildings and in the right of way.
Survey Results: Commuter Benefit Survey for Small & Medium Size Businesses Results (Fall 2020)
Sample telework policies, agreements, and forms.
Your role as an Employee Transportation Coordinator in the Commute Trip Reduction Program.
The way we move through Seattle has changed and we are here to help. Commuters have found new modes and technology to commute while keeping their distance. Commute Seattle offers free business services to help you create safer commutes for your employees.
Your role as a Building Transportation Coordinator in the Transportation Management Program
An ETC is required by all employers affected by the CTR law. Read on to find the key components of hiring a successful Employee Transportation Coordinator.
Follow these four steps to rekindle the love for your bike and get back out on the streets. This is a great way to practice biking in the city and incorporate it into your daily life.
In May 2020, we hosted Bikes Make Life Better for an educational webinar on how to begin biking back to work. Watch the full webinar and check out the list of resources mentioned in the video below.
Transit is changing and if you have not been on public transit since the pandemic hit, you may want to familiarize yourself with the changes made to keep our community safe. At a glance, you can see masks are required on all transit, where safety partitions are installed to separate the driver from riders and if fares are reinstated.
Hear from a panel of working parents who are also experts on working parent resources, Human Resources and commuter programs, and gain valuable insight into how businesses are creating a supportive work environment for their parents during this unprecedented school year.
In this webinar, we provided an overview of the transportation landscape – looking a bit at past and present, then pivot to walk through several commute modes, with ideas and considerations you should consider for your workplace.
In this webinar, we explored key topics for establishing a successful telework program during and after COVID-19.
We hosted experts from Business Services, Rideshare, Service Planning, and Operations to discuss public transportation during COVID. Watch the full webinar here.
The trend continues. More and more people are foregoing the daily grind and choosing transit, walking, and bicycling to get to work.
Commute Seattle, The Downtown Seattle Association, and The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) are pleased to offer you this toolkit that will provide a one-stop resource for sustainable transportation products, services, and incentives available to offer at your property location.
A Transportation Management Program (TMP) is an agreement between the owner of a property and the City of Seattle.
This study was conducted for Commute Seattle on behalf of the Seattle Department of Transportation to understand how commuters travel to Downtown Seattle.
The goal of the program is to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, and reduce the consumption of fossil fuels so that your business can run smoothly, and your employees stay healthy.
Chapter 4 focuses on Communications and Marketing. Includes information on posting program information, new employee onboarding checklists, transportation events, and other resources to promote individual behavior change.
Chapter 3 focuses on various Transportation Program Elements. Includes information on: Pre-Tax/Tax-Free Benefits, Vanpool/Vanshare/Company Shuttles, Carpooling, Parking Management, Telework & Flex Schedule, Subsidies, Reimbursements and more.
Chapter 2 focuses on Transportation Program Creation & Implementation. Includes an introduction to Transportation Demand Management (TDM), Related Programs (TMPs, MUPs, MIMPs, & LEED), and resources for Utilizing Peer Support.
Chapter 1 focuses on the basics of Commute Trip Reduction. Includes information on: CTR Law, CTR in Seattle, Employer Services, Program Reporting and Survey, Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC) Job Description, and more.
Commuter benefits describe the tax allowances for commuting expenses outlined in IRS Code Section...
Seattle commuters utilized telework, transit and multiple modes to beat the Seattle Squeeze.
The toolkit provides vita information on developing a transportation program within your organization.
This presentation highlights the results from two studies of commuters to Commute Seattle’s defined Center City neighborhoods in Downtown Seattle.
Get great information on urban riding techniques, staying dry in wet weather, picking a safe route, gearing up for safety and more!
Teleworking (i.e., telecommuting, remote work) allows employees to work from a remote location, whether at home or a satellite office.
Employers can increase productivity and morale by offering flexible “flex” schedules and /or compressed workweek (CWW) programs.
An incentive is anything that motivates someone to take a particular action, especially a desired, premeditated action.
A survey completed by employees at CTR-affected worksites. Employees answer questions about how they commute. Responses are aggregated and measure progress t
Some basics to a successful company TDM program include parking management, promoting carpooling or transit use, providing proper facilities for employees who want to walk, run, or bike to work, and providing flexible scheduling or teleworking opportunities.
Explore the basics of Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) and learn what makes Seattle's program unique.
The staff at Commute Seattle is here to serve the local business community as we navigate the response to the novel coronavirus together. Our free services for businesses can help you plan safe and efficient commutes for your employees and tenants. We may be remote, but we’re here to help.
Learn how Commute Seattle’s transportation experts can help property managers and staff better understand property and tenant regulatory requirements, tenant commute patterns, and transportation programs and services available to Downtown Seattle businesses.
Businesses are increasingly using car sharing services to provide mid-day transportation options for employees, or to replace their own fleet of company vehicles. Learn how car sharing will reduce drive-alone commutes among your tenants.
Learn about RideshareOnline.com, a free service that matches commuters with other people in their area who are looking to share a ride. It provides a secure and confidential way for your tenants to match up with others in your building or those nearby to share the commute.
More and more commuters are choosing to ride to work because bicycling is a healthy, affordable, reliable, sustainable, and fun mode of transportation. The rapid growth in bicycle commuting has led to increased tenant demand for high-quality bicycle amenities and services.
Help your tenants’ employees get to work more affordably and conveniently by offering to subsidize the powerful ORCA Business Passport program as part of your leasing package.
With ORCA (One Regional Card for All), your tenants will have multiple transportation options at their fingertips to encourage non-drive alone commute trips.
Innovative parking management strategies allow you to better serve your tenants by providing flexible parking options and freeing up parking availability for their clients.
Learn how starting a commute program in your building is a low-cost way to expand your suite of tenant services and amenities.
Have 20 or more employees? This brief video will give you an overview of who is impacted and how to comply with Seattle's Commuter Benefits Ordinance law.
The training presentation will provide ETC's with a basic overview of the role, commute trip reduction and how our team can help you navigate the world of transportation demand management.
The Center City Mode Split Survey, conducted biannually, indicates that 6% of downtown employees worked remotely or shifted their schedules to avoid peak-hour commutes, with the total number of these “trip” types tripling since 2010.
We partnered with Seattle 2030 District for a webinar on July 30th to provide perspectives on transportation and commute trends. Building owners and property.
Overview The single most effective way to reduce your company’s DAR is to switch away from monthly parking passes, which incentivize employees to driv
An overview of Transportation Management Programs and the elements that make it up.
What is Commute Trip Reduction? In 1991, the Washington State Legislature passed the Commute Trip Reduction (CTR
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.