Options for State Employees

Benefits and programs for employees to explore commuting alternatives. More...

Tools for State Agency CTR Coordinators

Learn how to develop a Commute Trip Reduction program in your organization. More...

Interagency CTR Board

The Interagency CTR Board develops policies and guidelines for consistency among state agency CTR programs. More...

Top 5 reasons why Ctr is important:


Riding transit ensures a stress free commute – leave the driving to someone else.

Bicycler going to work

Walking or bicycling to work is built-in exercise to start and finish your day.

Carpoolers driving to work

Carpooling with one other person can reduce your commute costs by 50% or more.

Traffic on bridge

In 2009, CTR removed nearly 28,000 vehicles from Washington roadways every weekday morning.

traffic on I-405

CTR is cost effective. In 2009, state investment in CTR provided a congestion reduction benefit in Central Puget Sound worth $35 for every $1 invested.

Commuting Alternatives

Welcome to the Washington State Agency Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Program.

Legislation in 2009 directed that all state worksites in the urban growth areas of Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater be included in a Joint Comprehensive CTR Plan. The Joint Comprehensive CTR Plan (pdf 235kb) was adopted by the Interagency CTR Board on March 24, 2011.

The Legislature recognized the state's crucial leadership role in establishing and implementing an effective commute trip reduction program, and set the policy that directs agencies to aggressively develop programs to reduce commute trips by state employees.

This program in its entirety is managed through the Public Transportation Division within the Washington State Department of Transportation. For more information please send an email to StateAgencyCTR@wsdot.wa.gov.