Most Valuable Commuter Interview Questions

The following interview questions have been developed to assist you in gathering information to write your nomination for a Most Valuable Commuter. Please use this as a guideline only.



How many days per month do you use a commute alternative?

Do you use more than one commute alternative (i.e. teleworking/carpooling, biking/busing)?

Average Number of days worked per month:

One-way miles traveled from home to work:

When did you start using a commute alternative?

What got you started? (use information collected to answer question #1 on the nomination form - depending on the information given, you may be able to use it on question #3 also)

Did you or do you have any challenges to overcome to make a commute alternative work for you (i.e. daycare, bus stop is far from home or work, must flex schedule to accommodate your commute choice, takes longer to use commute alternative than driving alone)? (use information collected to answer question #2 on the nomination form)

Why do you keep using a commute alternative? (use information collected to answer question #3 on the nomination form

Do you encourage fellow employees to use a commute alternative?

    If yes, explain:

Is there anything else you would like to tell or share with me about your commute? (may be used in any or all of the questions on the nomination form)

Online Nomination Forms
Commute Smart Champion Nomination Forms

Most Valuable Commuter (MVC)
ETCs can nominate up to three MVCs each quarter, each one being a different mode and you select the modes. i.e. you can select a carpooler, bus rider and teleworker or vanpooler, bicyclist and bus rider, you can't duplicate any mode in one quarter.

Click here for MVC Nomination Form (Please use same form for up to 3 nominations)


Quarterly Accomplishments
ETCs tell us what you have been doing over the last 3 months to promote and encourage participation in your CTR program. Information will be used to help select the All Star Coach.

Click here for Quarterly Accomplishments Form


All Star Leader
Please explain how your leader provides support for your CTR program and why he/she should be recognized for the All Star Leader Award. All nominations will be reviewed by Spokane County's Commute Smart Champions committee and CommuteSmartNW. If selected, your leader will be recognized at a networking lunch, included on the Commute Smart Champions quarterly posters, their story and photo posted on as well as an ad in the Journal of Business.

Click here for All Star Leader Nomination Form

For tips and samples on nominating and information about the Commute Smart Champions Awards program, please review and select the links located to the right.

Tools for Nominating 

Previous Winners