Resources and Commute Options Support Web Sites:
Featured on this site is ACT (Association for Commuter Transportation), an association for professionals who specialize in commute options and solutions. You can find info on commute benefits, commuter choice, and even a TDM tool kit.
This is the official site of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, which offers facts & figures on commuting in the US.
This web site showcases local award-winning CTR programs. In addition, its library option offers information on telecommuting, compressed workweeks and other CTR strategies.
The official website for One Regional Card for All where you can learn how to purchase a card as an individual. Businesses looking to distribute transit passes to employees should visit www.ORCAcard.biz .
Find all bus routes throughout the county. Use the trip planner to plan your exact route from home to work! You can also get information on current Pierce County vanpools, and other Pierce Transit services.
This site provides you and your employees a new and easy way to find others who are interested in sharing their commute in a carpool or vanpool throughout the region. You can also find a bike buddy to share your ride with if you commute by bike. Logon and find your own match!
Find out what's new at Sound Transit with the ST Express Bus, Sounder Commuter Train, Link Light Rail, and other plans and projects.
This web site is a complete resource tool with sample policies, agreements, forms, checklists and links to other resources.
WSDOT's web site links you to a wide variety of commute information, CTR tools & policies, promotional campaigns, and more.
Join the Washington State Ridesharing Organization (WSRO) and network with other ETCs and transportation professionals at training workshops throughout the year.
Sustainable Business Practices Web Sites:
The Businesses for an Environmentally Sustainable Tacoma (BEST) program provides Tacoma businesses with free assistance to help them increase their profitability while lessening their environmental impact. It can help local companies learn about cost-saving, sustainable business practices.
Downtown On the Go!
Downtown: On the Go! is a coalition of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, the City of Tacoma, and Pierce Transit that provides information and resources for downtown commuters, employers, and visitors. The Downtown: On the Go! Transportation Partnership is a group of business leaders dedicated to developing strategies and resources to promote non-drive alone commuting by downtown employees. For more information contact Kristina Walker at KristinaW@tacomachamber.org.
The Tacoma Alliance for Clean Technology and Sustainability is a coalition of Pierce County employers, who are taking action to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and to work together to help meet the community-wide goal of creating a vibrant sustainable economy. Learn more about the benefits of joining the alliance, and best business practices in the Pierce County area.
The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency web site allows you to sign-up for the Clean Air Network. The network is comprised of more than 400 Puget Sound-area businesses, organizations & residents who will be notified via e-mail when air-quality forecasts point to deterioration in the days ahead. They’re also notified if the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency calls a Burn Ban or Smog Watch. Network members are given tips & asked to help "Keep it in the Green."
The Puget Sound Regional Council works to ensure the continued growth of the Puget Sound region through planning for regional transportation, land use and economic development.
The Washington State Department of Transportation website for Commute Trip Reduction gives employers more information about the CTR history, legislation, and tools for implementation.