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Community Transit's Transportation Demand Management (TDM) specialists are ready to assist with all aspects of your Employee Transportation Program.
Mark Melnyk, TDM Specialist mark.melnyk at commtrans dot org
Coordinator for Bothell, Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace
Debbie Anderson, TDM Specialist debbie.anderson at commtrans dot org
Coordinator for Arlington, Lynnwood, Marysville, Monroe, Mukilteo, and unincorporated Snohomish County
Smart Commuter Rewards is an incentive program that helps worksites motivate employees to reduce their drive-alone trips and vehicle miles traveled.
Traffic congestion wastes time and money by delaying people, products and services. You help solve this problem when you choose a smart alternative to driving alone. Your efforts reduce traffic, help the environment and, more importantly, keep business moving.
Smart Commuter Rewards can help you become a commuting genius. When you find alternatives to driving alone, such as carpooling, vanpooling, riding the bus, walking or bicycling, you're showing your brilliance. And to reward you for being so clever, we offer Smart Commuter Rewards participants the chance to win up to $250 per quarter. Enroll in Smart Commuter Rewards, log your trips and instantly raise your commuter IQ!
Smart Commuter Rewards is an incentive program to help worksites reach their goals to reduce drive-alone trips and vehicle miles traveled by their employees. This program is funded through a partnership with WSDOT, local governments, and businesses.
|Prize Level||Prize*||Days per Quarter|
|Smart Commuter of the Quarter|| |
$250 Reward (one winner)
| 48+ |
(average of four
days a week)
|Genius Level|| |
$100 Rewards (five winners)
|Brilliant Level|| |
$50 Rewards (10 winners)
| 36-47 |
(average of three
days a week)
|Clever Level|| |
$25 Rewards (20 winners)
| 24-35 |
(average of two
days a week)
* Rewards can be redeemed in the form of a gas card or transportation voucher. So when you win, you can choose your own way to show off your Smart Commuter IQ!
No winner at your worksite in any of the Smart Commuter Rewards categories? No problem. If your eligible employer has at least five Smart Commuters logging trips on RideshareOnline.com, there will be a second chance drawing for a $25 Reward to guarantee a winner at your worksite.
Second chance drawing will be held only if the worksite does not have a winner in the Clever, Brilliant, Genius or Smart Commuter of the Quarter levels. Participants must have logged at least 24 days of commute alternatives in the quarter to be eligible for the prize drawing.
Step 1: Register at www.RideshareOnline.com with your work-issued email address. If you’re already registered with a personal email address, you may change that email address to your work-issued email, or create a new account with your work-issued email address. You must use a work-issued email address to qualify for Smart Commuter Rewards. If your worksite doesn’t issue email addresses, please contact your Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC).
Step 2: Associate yourself with your worksite’s network on RideshareOnline.com. All eligible employers are listed in RideshareOnline.com. If you’re not sure which worksite to list or how to find the correct network, contact your ETC for more information. You must be associated with your worksite’s network to qualify for Smart Commuter Rewards.
Step 3: If you need help finding a drive-alone alternative that suits your lifestyle and work schedule, contact your ETC or one of Community Transit’s TDM Specialists to help you plan your trip, answer questions and provide information on options like taking the bus, carpooling, vanpooling, bicycling and walking.
Step 4: Start making trips by bus, carpooling, vanpooling, bicycling or walking at least 8 days per month. You can even count teleworking or days you have off due to working a compressed work week!
Step 5: Track your trips online using your personalized RideshareOnline.com calendar. The more days you make smarter trips, the bigger prizes you can win!
1. You must be employed by and commute to a worksite in Snohomish County or City of Bothell that receives Commute Trip Reduction services from Community Transit. See eligible worksite list.
2. You must register at www.RideshareOnline.com using your work-issued email address. If your worksite doesn’t issue email addresses, please contact your Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC).
3. You must join your worksite network on www.RideshareOnline.com to qualify for Smart Commuter Rewards. If you’re not sure how to find or join your network, please contact your ETC or one of Community Transit’s TDM Specialists.
4. If you are a current Curb the Congestion participant, and from an eligible worksite, you may continue logging your commute alternative days in the Curb the Congestion calendar instead of using the RideshareOnline calendar. You will be entered in the Smart Commuter quarterly drawing at the same Reward levels and with the same qualifications. Personal trips will not be counted toward your totals; only your commute days are counted toward Smart Commuter Rewards.
5. Random drawings are conducted in each category (except Smart Commuter of the Quarter) to determine reward winners. All individuals not winning in their highest level achieved are automatically entered into lower prize levels and become eligible for prizes at those levels (i.e. non-winners in Genius Level are automatically entered into the Brilliant level, etc.).
6. The Smart Commuter of the Quarter is selected from Genius Level participants by the Peer Advisory Board using pre-determined criteria. Genius Level participants will be contacted via email to provide a brief description of their commute and other information to assist the Peer Advisory Board in selecting a winner. Genius Level participants who qualify during multiple quarters may resubmit their original commute description, providing that all the information is still accurate.
1. To be eligible for a quarterly Smart Commuter Rewards prize drawing, eligible participants must do all of the following:
2. Quarterly data pulls are held 10 days after the end of the quarter, so all trips must be logged by that time to count toward the previous quarter. The data pulls occur on the following dates:
3. After data is collected, Smart Commuter of the Quarter qualifiers are notified and given five business days to submit their commute description. Commute descriptions are then provided to the Peer Advisory Board, who selects a winner within five business days. After the Smart Commuter of the Quarter is chosen and notified, the random reward drawing is held and all other winners are notified. See #6 below for more information on notification, reward choice and timeline.
4. Employees of Community Transit and their immediate family members are not eligible to win incentive prizes, however all are encouraged to register and log trips on the RideshareOnline.com calendar.
5. Continuation of incentives is dependent on the availability of funds. Community Transit may adjust program or incentive details to ensure program efficiency. Community Transit and RideshareOnline.com are not responsible for technical failures in entry transmission, or lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible, or postage-due entries. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use prize winners’ names, worksite names, hometowns, and any text submitted for the purposes of promotion on behalf of Smart Commuter Rewards.
6. If you are selected for one of the rewards, a TDM Specialist will contact you via your provided email address to arrange the details of delivering the prize to you. If the TDM Specialist does not hear back from you after the first week, your worksite’s Employee Transportation Coordinator will be asked to follow up with you. If neither the ETC nor the reward winner follows up with the TDM Specialist within ten days from the initial reward notification email, the prize will not be awarded. This time limit is in place so as not to delay reward receipt for all other winners. Your reward will be delivered to you six to eight weeks after initial contact.
7. Individuals may win a maximum of four rewards per year, with a maximum reward value of $550. Any individual chosen as a Smart Commuter of the Quarter is not eligible to win that reward in any other quarter during that same year, nor are they eligible to win that reward during the next calendar year. However, they are eligible to win at all other reward levels.
In addition to personalized commute assistance from a Community Transit Specialist, the following resources can help you improve your trips.