Dec 18, 2014
Not only is Dec. 19 a Friday, which is a typically bad commute day, but the weather forecast is calling for rain, and it is the last Friday before Christmas, which could make fo...
Dec 12, 2014
Construction To Close Stops Between Dayton & Walnut Streets Construction will close stops on 5th Avenue S. between Dayton and Walnut Streets from Tuesday, 12/16 to Thurs...
Dec 12, 2014
Community Transit buses will not operate on Christmas and New Year’s Day. Buses will be on regular schedule the day before the holidays, and reduced schedule the day after...
Dec 9, 2014
Cold, wet weather and darkness are combining with the holiday shopping season to create heavy traffic in the evenings and on weekends. Expect potential bus delays at these t...
Nov 10, 2014
Community Transit has proposed to bring back Sunday and holiday bus service in June 2015. Thanks to increases in sales tax revenue due to a recovering economy, the agency pl...
Nov 10, 2014
Community Transit is proposing a 25-cent increase on all adult bus fares, as well as a 25-cent increase on all DART paratransit fares. The fare increase would go into effect on ...
Sep 17, 2014
Possible Delays During Unscheduled Closures of I-405 Ramp Update: 12/19/2014 Construction on the Eastside has been closing I-405 ramps in Bellevue, Kirkland and Bot...
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Community Transit’s Transportation Demand Management staff is ready to assist with all aspects of your Employee Transportation Program.
Stacey Gunnerson, TDM Specialist stacey.gunnerson at commtrans dot org
Coordinator for Arlington, Lynnwood, Marysville, Monroe, Mukilteo, Mountlake Terrace and Edmonds
Debbie Anderson TDM Specialist
debbie.anderson at commtrans dot org (425) 438-6136
Coordinator for Bothell and unincorporated Snohomish County
Jennifer Hass, TDM Supervisor jennifer.hass at commtrans dot org
At Community Transit, we offer a variety of free services designed to support Employee Transportation Programs.
The Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC) is an integral part of every Employee Transportation Program. At Community Transit, we offer a variety of free services designed to support the ETC and increase the success of this key person. These services include:
Community Transit offers consultation services to assist in the development of appropriate trip reduction strategies. These services include:
ORCA –One Regional Card for All– is the smart, easy way to ride the bus, train or ferry. Providing a bus pass for all your employees may be more affordable than you think. Contact our Transportation Demand Management Specialists or visit www.orcacard.biz to learn what programs are available for your worksite.
The ORCA “smart” card is accepted on seven regional transit systems (Everett Transit, Community Transit, King County Metro Transit, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit, Sound Transit and the Washington State Ferries).
Community Transit offers free emergency transportation to ridesharing employees who are registered with their employer's Commute Trip Reduction program. Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) will provide up to 65 miles of free taxi service (one-way) to take you home or to the place of your emergency. GRH program provides transportation to ridesharing employees when emergencies or unforeseeable situations arise during the workday.
If you work late, get sick or miss your ride - GRH has you covered. Employers simply need to sign a Guaranteed Ride Home agreement with Community Transit to take advantage of this valuable service. Check with your Employee Transportation Coordinator or Human Resources department to see if your company offers Guaranteed Ride Home.
If your company doesn't have GRH and would like more information, contact Community Transit's Transportation Demand Management staff at ctr at commtrans dot org. We're ready to help.
The Peer Advisory Board is a representative committee of Employee Transportation Coordinators who work on special projects and serve in an advisory capacity to other Employee Transportation Coordinators and Community Transit’s Transportation Demand Management Specialists. Learn more about the Peer Advisory Board.
Community Transit’s Transportation Demand Management staff is available to provide presentations to Employee Transportation Coordinators, managers, employees and other interested groups. We appreciate the opportunity to educate employers about the important benefits of commute alternatives. Community Transit’s Transportation Demand Management staff is happy to meet with Employee Transportation Coordinators anytime. Contact them today to schedule a presentation or individual meeting.
Community Transit’s Transportation Demand Management staff is happy to help Employee Transportation Coordinators plan, promote and implement transportation fairs and other special events at their worksites. Assistance includes design and provision of materials, staffing of booths and on-site ridematching and trip planning.
Transportation Demand Management staff can also attend “Lunch and Learn” meetings for employees who are interested in learning more about alternatives to driving alone in a round-table environment with out the full transportation fair. Contact Community Transit’s Transportation Demand Management staff today to schedule an event at your worksite.
Community Transit provides a variety of program materials available to worksites in Snohomish County and Bothell at no cost.
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Federal law now allows employers two ways to offer their employees a commute benefit free of payroll taxes: Companies can offer employees a tax-free employer-paid subsidy or a pre-tax payroll deduction (or a combination of both) to reduce an employee's cost of public transportation (bus, train, ferry or registered vanpool). The law applies when the company (or qualified third party) delivers the commute benefit to the employee in the form of a pass or voucher.
Click here for our guide "Tax Benefits for Transportation Programs" (pdf).
See page 18 of the IRS "Taxable Fringe Benefit Guide" (pdf) for basic information on federal guidelines related to qualified transportation benefits.