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Commute Trip Reduction resources

Large Employers with 100 or more employees commuting to a worksite in the 6am-9am peak period are required by the State Commute Trip Reduction law and local city ordinances to undertake efforts to reduce commute trips; in turn, they receive assistance from the state and cities to develop effective programs and measure progress.

Regardless what size your organization is, many Eastside cities, including Bellevue, Renton and Redmond, offer free consultation and Commute Trip Reduction programs for you.

Bellevue-  Choose Your Way Bellevue

To facilitate reduction of commute trips, resources are available to Bellevue employers to assist them with establishing or enhancing commute programs for their employees. 

Small employers in Downtown Bellevue can receive support through the voluntary Commute Advantage program. Assistance is available to employers citywide to establish or enhance telework programs.

The Commute Advantage Community Leader program recognizes employers citywide who offer robust commute programs to their employees. See the City’s transportation options website, ChooseYourWayBellevue for information about all program offerings.

Renton-  "STEP AWAY from the Car" 

Five low-cost, high value commuting strategies that help employees get to work on time. King County Metro and the Cities of Renton, Kent and Tukwila have teamed up to offer area employers five economical ways to help employees get out of their cars and into healthier, cheaper, and greener commuting options. They’ll save money and get to work on time with less stress. Program is available through May 31, 2011 with possible extension through a second phase.

Don’t miss this opportunity to help employees save money and commute smarter. To find out more or to sign up, contact Susan Whitmore at 206-684-1057 or email:
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Redmond-  R-Trip

R-TRIP, the Redmond Trip Resource & Incentive Program, rewards Redmond residents and employees for choosing alternatives to driving alone. By bicycling, carpooling, vanpooling, walking, or taking the bus you'll help reduce traffic and improve air quality in Redmond. is your one-stop site for rewards, incentives, commute subsidies, and online resources.

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