Oct 8, 2015
President Obama will arrive in Seattle, Friday, October 9. During his stay, many downtown Seattle streets will be closed, resulting in reroutes for general traffic and trans...
Sep 25, 2015
Buses will drive on shoulder at times The I-405 express toll lanes will open this Sunday, September 27. To drive in the toll lanes for free, vehicles must have 3 or...
Sep 14, 2015
Beginning Sunday, September 27, Community Transit bus schedules will change for the fall. Most local bus schedules will remain the same, but there are some major trip time c...
Aug 21, 2015
Effective Monday, August 24, Stop #2749 at westbound 228th St SW & 10 Ave SE (Edmonds CC) will be temporary closed for construction. Until further notice, please board y...
Aug 21, 2015
18-Month Closure of Stop #2914 During Construction Effective immediately, Stop #2914 (located at NE 10 St & 108th Ave NE in Bellevue) will be closed for 18 months while ...
Jul 30, 2015
WSDOT construction currently underway at the following Community Transit stops is expected to be completed by October 2016: Stop #1398 at southbound I-5 & 116th St N...
Feb 13, 2015
Construction has closed N. 200th St. between Aurora Village Transit Center and Aurora Ave (Hwy 99). This construction will take place all hours until late August or Septemb...
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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.