Amanda K.

ArloWhere do you work and what is your role in the company?

City of University Place

How far is your commute? How long does it take you each way? If you are teleworking, how long would your commute have been if you were commuting to the office?

[When I am not teleworking,] 18 miles, about 45 minutes 

What is your commute mode and what made you decide to commute this way?

I commute by car, because I have an on-the-go job that requires me to be able to get up and go at a moment's notice! 

What do you enjoy about your commute (or teleworking)?

I enjoy teleworking because it gives me more time in the day, I am able to focus better, live a more balanced lifestyle while also saving money on gas and food and also spend time with my dog [Arlo] and save on daycare! 

Do you have any interesting stories from your commute?

Besides the awful traffic on I-5 and SR-512? None that come to mind! 

Do you think you save money by commuting this way?


How does your company help accommodate your commute option? (ex: bike racks, free bus pass, vanpool subsidy, flexible work hours, telework incentives, etc.)

They allow us to telework whenever possible! 

Is there anything your company could do better to accommodate your commute option?


What would you say to your fellow employees to inspire them to try using a commute option other than driving alone in their car?

Try to telework when possible, but if it's not possible explore other rideshare options if they are available.