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The Seattle Times received a top Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Champion Award from the Seattle Department of Transportation and Commute Seattle

For Immediat Release — Mar. 7, 2018
Lindsay Taylor, Consumer Marketing Manager

SEATTLE — The Seattle Times received a top Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Champion Award from the Seattle Department of Transportation and Commute Seattle. The Seattle Times was recognized as a Platinum Company for achieving the lowest drive-alone rate of any large company in the South Lake Union neighborhood.

Former Governor Christine Gregoire and Deputy Mayor Shefali Ranganathan presented the award at the 2018 CTR Champions Awards breakfast on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at the Westin in downtown Seattle. CTR Champion Awards celebrate leadership, performance and innovation by local companies to improve Seattle commuters’ transportation options.

The event recognized companies with exceptionally high bike, transit, walk, carpool or telework rates, and companies that made the most progress reducing traffic congestion in their neighborhoods.
“We are embracing alternative commuting options to address the needs of our changing community,” said Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations Martin Hammond. “We have implemented telework and subsidized mass transit, the same solutions our editorials recommend.”
“The Seattle Times is committed to reducing traffic congestion in our region,” said President and Chief Financial Officer Alan Fisco. “We are proud to do our part to help keep our city moving, and to help our employees reduce the stress – and cost – of their commute.”

Commute Seattle fosters mobility partnerships and services, and is supported by the Downtown Transportation Alliance (DTA), comprised of the executive leadership of the Downtown Seattle Association, King County Metro, Seattle Department of Transportation, Sound Transit as well as rotating private sector representation.