Washington State University
BUSINESS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL

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Transportation Services
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WSU Spokane Parking Operations and Transportation Services
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WSU Tri-Cities Environmental Health Services
509-372-7163
WSU Vancouver Parking Services
360-546-9002

Commute Trip Reduction

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OVERVIEW

The Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Law seeks to identify and establish commute alternatives that could reduce employee single-occupant vehicle use. Reducing single occupant vehicle use in turn will:

The law was adopted by the state legislature and incorporated into the Washington Clean Air Act in 1991 as RCW 70.94.521-551.

Major employers in all Washington counties with populations of over 150,000 are required to establish and implement CTR programs. (RCW 70.94.527) The WSU Spokane campus coordinates a CTR program with Spokane County. See below.

The WSU Pullman, WSU Tri-Cities, and WSU Vancouver campuses are not required to establish CTR programs. However, University administrators at WSU Pullman, WSU Tri-Cities, and WSU Vancouver have decided to voluntarily participate in CTR goals.

Goals of CTR Program

The goals of the WSU CTR program are to:

CAMPUS CTR PROGRAMS

WSU Pullman

The WSU Pullman CTR program provides information and access to available transportation alternatives, which meet the needs and goals of the program.

Details about all the transportation and mobility options available for the WSU Pullman campus are found on the Transportation Services website at:

http://www.parking.wsu.edu/TransportationAlternatives.html.

WSU also has a telework program. See 60.34.

CTR Committee

The Transportation Task Force (TTF) serves as the WSU Pullman CTR Committee.

Duties

Along with other duties, the TTF works with the CTR Coordinator to accomplish the goals of the WSU Pullman CTR program.

The committee and the CTR Coordinator are responsible for tracking the use and funding of transportation alternatives. See also below.

CTR Coordinator

The Director of Transportation Services is the WSU Pullman CTR Coordinator.

Duties

The WSU Pullman CTR Coordinator is WSU Pullman's primary contact person with the Washington Department of General Administration for the development and implementation of the WSU Pullman CTR program.

The CTR Coordinator is the liaison to the WSU Pullman CTR Committee.

The WSU Pullman CTR Coordinator and the WSU Pullman CTR Committee are responsible for tracking the use and funding of transportation alternatives. See also below.

Employee Transportation Coordinator

The CTR Coordinator designates the Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC).

Duties

The WSU PUllman ETC:

CTR Cost Tracking

The CTR Coordinator and the CTR Committee are responsible for tracking the use and funding of transportation alternatives.

State regulations allow WSU to use public funds to financially assist University-approved incentives for CTR. (RCW 43.01.230) The University must use such funds prudently and effectively. Under the WSU Pullman CTR program, no employee receives funds.

WSU Spokane

Parking Operations and Transportation Services at WSU Spokane works with Eastern Washington University and Spokane County to coordinate the Spokane County CTR Program as it applies to the WSU Spokane campus.

For more information, contact WSU Spokane Parking Operations and Transportation; telephone 509-368-6999; or see the website at:

http://spokane.wsu.edu/services2/parking-transportation/

Click on the Commute Alternatives tab.

CTR Committee

Volunteer employees of WSU Spokane and Eastern Washington University (EWU) serve as the EWU/WSU Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Committee.

The EWU/WSU Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Committee works to promote transportation alternatives through web pages, written materials, promotional drawings, promotional recycling services, and annual gatherings.

Employee Transportation Coordinator

The Parking Supervisor serves as the WSU Spokane ETC.

Duties

The WSU Spokane ETC:

WSU Tri-Cities

While not required to comply with CTR, WSU Tri-Cities periodically reviews alternative transportation options, based on changes in campus and local population, and available services. Contact Environmental Health and Safety for more information; telephone 509-372-7163.

WSU Vancouver

The WSU Vancouver CTR program provides information and access to available transportation alternatives which meet the needs and goals of the program. For more information contact WSU Vancouver Parking Services; telephone 360-546-9002.

Employee Transportation Coordinator

The Parking Supervisor serves as the WSU Vancouver ETC.

Duties

The WSU Vancouver ETC: