Bothell Employee CTR Program

The City of Bothell's Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Program provides benefits to its employees for commuting.


The city subsidizes up to $30 per month to each city employee who commutes to and from work via transit, carpool, vanpool, or uses a way to get to work other than their own car (bicycle and walk apply). Employees must use an alternate mode at least 60% of days worked each month to be eligible for this subsidy. If a city employee commutes 60-89% of the time each month, they are eligible for $20 per month. If they commute 90% or more each month, they are eligible for $30 per month.


Commuters who submit a monthly commuting calendar and meet the minimum 60% requirement receive one of the following items as a benefit of commuting:

  • ORCA Card E-Vouchers for bus, ferry, and train riders
  • Reloadable MasterCard for other commute option participants
  • Eligibility to enter and win seasonal programs relating to commuting 

Steps to Sign Up

  • Complete the Commute Trip Reduction Registration Form
  • Provide last four of you SSN via email or phone message to the Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC) for requesting your MasterCard
  • Confirm any questions the Employee Transportation Coordinator has about your form
  • The ETC will setup your Rideshare Online account

Rideshare Online

You must update your calendar by the 5th business day after each month.  For example, you must update by October 5th for the September calendar.  

An outline of the program is available in the Personnel Policies 12.6.