Minimum Requirements of CTR Law, RCW 70.94.531

What is an Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC)?

The CTR Law requires affected employers to appoint an “Employee Transportation Coordinator” (ETC) to implement, promote and administer the CTR Program on an ongoing basis.

Required tasks and duties

There are some tasks associated with the ETC role that are required by your jurisdiction's CTR ordinance. Some of these include:

  • Implement the CTR Program as approved by local jurisdiction
  • Complete the annual CTR Employer Program Report and submit report for review by the jurisdiction
  • Distribute CTR Program Summary to all employees and to new employees at time of hire; distribute other information on alternatives to drive-alone commuting
  • Conduct biennial measurement survey of progress towards CTR goals

Site-specific tasks and duties

In addition to tasks required by law, you may have additional duties specific to your worksite. These could include:

  • Monitor carpool/vanpool parking
  • Manage or coordinate bus pass sales or subsidies
  • Manage Guaranteed Ride Home program
  • Brief management on the progress of the CTR Program
  • Discuss the benefits of carpooling, bicycling, walking or transit with employees.  Be available to answer employee questions regarding commute alternatives
  • Assist employees with ridematching

What is a Program Manager?

Many organizations appoint a CTR “Program Manager,” to implement the more complex tasks of developing a program and policies that fit with your organization’s culture.  Ensuring ongoing compliance with the law may best be done by someone other than your ETC.

Program Managers generally share the following characteristics:

  • Skills and background necessary to develop and manage an employee program
  • The ability to understand how employee programs benefit the organization
  • Policy and budget authority
  • Ready access to (or a member of) your management team
  • Access to facilities and internal communications staff
  • An interest in environmental issues
  • An interest in commute alternatives or someone who already commutes by bus, carpool, vanpool, biking or walking