Minimum Requirements of CTR Law, RCW 70.94.531
- Appoint Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC) and post name/phone prominently
Annual information distribution to all employees about employer's CTR program
Report annually to jurisdiction (Spokane County)
- Measure results (conduct survey) every 2 years
- Make a good faith effort to achieve CTR goals
- Develop and implement CTR program, with at least two strong program elements, to meet CTR goals.
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.
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
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
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