What Is an ETC?

Learn how ETCs help administer sustainable commute options in their workplace.


What does an ETC do?

An Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC) is someone who works hand-in-hand with the Ride Together Pierce team to help administer and promote sustainable commute options (bus, train, carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, compressed workweek, and telecommute) to employees at their worksites.

How do you become an ETC?

Employers of all sizes can provide an Employee Commute Options Program, and in order to implement an effective program an ETC is essential. ETCs are employees who are either designated by their employer or are employees who are enthusiastic about reducing air pollution, traffic congestion, and fuel consumption.

How do I become an ETC and access the ETC Corner?

Visit the Services & Programs page for an overview on the programs Ride Together Pierce offers. If you think your business could benefit from offering an Employee Commute Options Program, please contact the Ride Together Pierce Team. We are happy to help and your employees get on the road to a happy and sustainable commute.


An engaged ETC helps implement and support a Commute Options Program, which brings great benefits to employees, employers and the environment.

Benefits for employees

  • Save money on gas, transportation costs and parking fees
  • Reduce stress by avoiding traffic and parking issues
  • Use commute time more productively by reading, working or relaxing
  • Feel good about reducing their carbon footprint and contributing to a healthier environment

Benefits for employers

  • Attract and retain top talent by offering a valuable employee benefit
  • Increase employee productivity and retention by reducing stress and improving work-life balance
  • Demonstrate a commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility
  • Potentially save money by reducing parking and transportation-related cost