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1. What is Ride Together Pierce?
2. Who sponsors Ride Together Pierce?
3. Is my employer affected under the Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Act?
4. How can my employer become a partnering employer?

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1. Are there any parks or museums that are not accessible by public transportation?
2. Can I bring my bike on public transportation?
3. How do I plan for accessibility needs when visiting parks or museums?
4. Are there any discounts or special fares available to save money using public transit?

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1. Are there costs associated with participating in the BCB program?
2. What is the timeline for the BCB evaluation and awards?
3. How are points distributed?
4. What are some ways to earn more points?

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1. Are there biking trails that don’t have car traffic?
2. How can I increase my safety while riding my bike?
3. How can I safely store my bike during the day?
4. What’s it like biking in Pierce County?

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1. Are there any helpful apps for route planning?
2. What does a typical day look like for a bike commuter/rider?
3. How can I take my bike on the bus?
4. What’s the best way to securely lock my bike?

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1. Do I need a special bike to commute?
2. How do I know which routes are bike-friendly?
3. What safety equipment do I need to wear when biking?

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1. Is biking safe in Pierce County?
2. How can I safely store my bike during the day?

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1. Is biking safe in Pierce County?
2. What if I don't own a bike?
3. What are the health benefits of biking?

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1. Is it safe to use public transit or ride a bike?
2. How can I take my bike on the bus?

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1. Is the bus safe to ride?
2. How do I know which bus to take?
3. Are buses wheelchair accessible?
4. How do I pay for my bus fare?

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1. Are there any resources for people who don’t speak English as a first language?
2. How do I know which bus to take?
3. My home is far away from a bus stop, what do I do?

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1. How do I pay for my bus fare?
2. Is the bus accessible for people with disabilities in Pierce County?
3. Are there any safety tips I should be aware of when riding the bus?

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1. Are there any resources for people who don’t speak English as a first language?
2. Is riding the bus safe?
3. Is it cheaper to drive or take a bus?

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1. What are qualified transportation benefits?
2. Are transportation benefits taxable?
3. Can you reimburse employees for commuting expenses?
4. Can you offer commuter benefits to part-time employees?
5. What does “commuter benefits” mean?
6. How can a business benefit from a transportation program?

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1. How does Ride Together Pierce help my business design and start a transportation program?
2. What questions should we ask our employees when designing a transportation program?
3. How much does it cost to start a transportation program?

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1. What is a transportation program?
2. How much does the program cost?
3. How can I measure the success of an alternative transportation program?
4. What is an Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC)?
5. What is the Washington State Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) law?

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1. What are the benefits of participating in a carpool program?
2. How do I find a carpool partner?
3. Is it recommended to carpool with someone I don't know?
4. Are there rules for a carpool?
5. Is there a cost for participating in a carpool?
6. Do I need car insurance?
7. How do carpoolers decide who drives?
8. What if one partner wants the other to go out of their way to pick up another rider?
9. What if one carpooler makes the others late for work?
10. How long is recommended for a carpool trial period?
11. What if one person decides they do not want to carpool with the other person?
12. An employee only lives two miles away from work. Can they still carpool?
13. What if I need to get home in case of an emergency?

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1. How do I find a carpool partner in Pierce County?
2. What are the benefits of carpooling compared to driving alone or using public transportation?
3. How do I determine the cost of my carpool trip and split expenses with my carpool partners?
4. What are the health benefits of carpooling?

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1. How do I find a carpool partner?
2. Should I carpool with someone I don't know?
3. Should our carpool set rules?
4. Should I charge the other riders?
5. Do I need car insurance?
6. How do carpoolers decide who drives?
7. What if one partner wants the other to go out of their way to pick up another rider?
8. What if one carpooler makes the others late for work?
9. How long should a trial period be?
10. What if one person decides they do not want to carpool with the other person?
11. An employee only lives two miles away from work. Can they still carpool?
12. What if I need to get home in the case of an emergency?

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1. Who can participate in community challenges?
2. How can I find out about upcoming community challenges?
3. What are the eligibility requirements for the challenges?

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1. What is a compressed workweek?
2. What are the benefits of a compressed workweek?
3. How can I implement a compressed workweek at my workplace?

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1. What if I need to get home in case of an emergency?
2. How do I get reimbursed for an Emergency Ride Home?

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1. How can my employer switch to sustainable transportation?
2. Can I really save money by using alternative travel modes?
3. What are some employer transportation options?
4. How can my employer encourage sustainable commutes?
5. What if I have an emergency when I take a sustainable commute?

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1. Can only CTR-affected sites implement a commute options program?
2. What is the role of an ETC (Employee Transportation Coordinator)?
3. How can I encourage employees to join the transportation program?
4. How does the Emergency Ride Home program benefit employees?

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1. What do I do if I get a flat tire?
2. How do I lock my bike up securely?
3. What should I do if I get lost?

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1. How do I find carpool partners who live near me?
2. What if I need to leave work early or stay late?
3. How do I handle payment for gas and other expenses?

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1. How long should I walk each week?
2. What can I do to increase safety while walking?
3. Should I stretch before walking?

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1. How do I pay for the Link light rail?
2. How often does the Link light rail run?
3. Where can I find a map of the Link light rail route?
4. Can I bring my bike on the Link light rail?
5. Is the Link light rail accessible to people with disabilities?

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1. Where do I park my car?
2. How do I purchase a ticket for the Sounder train?
3. Are there any discounts or special fares available?
4. What are the benefits of riding the Sounder train?
5. What is the Sounder train?

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1. How can I combine different travel modes for my daily commute?
2. How do I know how much money I’m saving by taking different transportation modes?
3. What if I have an emergency when riding the bus or biking for my commute?

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1. Is the bus safe to ride?
2. What if I have a stroller?
3. Are buses wheelchair accessible?
4. What if my bus is late?
5. Where do I sit?

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1. Can I bring food or drinks in the van?
2. What happens if the vanpool breaks down?
3. What is the difference between a vanpool, a vanshare and a carpool?

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1. What is the ORCA LIFT card for low-income Pierce County residents?
2. Where can I get an ORCA card?
3. How much can I save with free and reduced fares in Pierce County?
4. Can I apply for multiple free and reduced fares programs in Pierce County?

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1. What is a Transportation Program?
2. What are some benefits of offering commuter benefits to employees?
3. How can a business benefit from a transportation program ?
4. What initiatives can employers take to promote sustainable transportation options?

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1. How do I get from Lakewood to Seattle without a car?
2. How can I plan my trip using public transit?
3. How do I log my trips using the RTP Trip Calendar?

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1. How much does it cost to ride the Link light rail?
2. Are there reduced fares available to use the light rail service?
3. What are the benefits of using the Link light rail?
4. Are Link light rail trains accessible to people with disabilities?
5. Are bikes allowed on the Link light rail?

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1. What are the hours of operation for the Link light rail?
2. Is there parking available near the Link light rail stations?
3. Are there any safety tips I should be aware of when riding the Link light rail?

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1. What’s the best way to securely lock my bike?
2. Are there secure areas available to store or lock up my bike?
3. How can I encourage my employer to provide bicycle parking?

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1. How can I get started riding public transportation?
2. Can I bring my bike on public transportation?
3. Are there any discounts available for public transit?

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1. What is an Employee Transaction Coordinator (ETC)?
2. What is the Washington State Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) law?
3. What are the benefits of CTR?

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1. What are the benefits of walking?
2. What are the health benefits of biking?
3. What are the health benefits of carpooling?
4. What are the benefits of taking public transportation?
5. How do I find out which travel mode is right for me?

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1. What is Ride Together Pierce?
2. What is the RTP trip calendar?
3. What counts as an alternative commute option to driving alone?

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1. How can my employer switch to sustainable transportation?
2. Can I really save money by using alternative travel modes?
3. What if I have a disability or mobility issue?

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1. How do I know if I should report an issue I see?
2. Should I report debris on the road?
3. How can I report an issue of road or trail maintenance?

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1. What is the Sounder train?
2. How do I purchase tickets for the Sounder train?
3. Where can I park my car near a Sounder train station?
4. What are the benefits of riding the Sounder train?
5. Are there bike racks on the Sounder train?

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1. Are there bike racks on the Sounder train?
2. Is taking the train a sustainable commute option?
3. Are there any discounts available or ways to get a reduced fare?

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1. How do I find the nearest bus stop or transit station in Pierce County?
2. What is the cost of using sustainable transportation options?
3. Are there any special programs or discounts available for seniors, disabled, youth, or state employees?
4. How can I report any issues or concerns regarding sidewalk or road maintenance issues?
5. What are the environmental benefits of using sustainable modes of transportation?
6. What is sustainable transportation?

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1. What are the benefits of teleworking for employers?
2. How can employers implement a teleworking policy?

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1. How do I find out which alternative travel mode is right for me?
2. Where can I find biking resources and information in Pierce County?
3. What is vanpooling and how does it work in Pierce County?

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1. What is the RTP Trip Calendar?
2. Where is the Help button for the Trip Calendar?
3. How do I edit trips?
4. What counts as an alternative commute option to driving alone?
5. What is the difference between trip purposes?
6. How do I customize "Your Stats"
7. How are achievements calculated?
8. How do I count my Compressed Work Week Schedule?
9. Are other types of foot-powered transportation eligible under the "walking" category?
10. Can I be entered to win prizes for all types of trips?
11. Are there any tax consequences for being a prize winner?
12. I'm not interested in prizes or material rewards. How do I opt-out of the prize drawings?
13. What if I drive a hybrid or electric vehicle?
14. Why are motorcycles and mopeds not included as a sustainable mode?
15. What if I use a motorized scooter or power-assisted bicycle?
16. What is Ride Together Pierce?
17. Who sponsors Ride Together Pierce?

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1. What are the benefits of vanpooling?
2. How does a vanpool compare to rideshare services like Uber or Lyft?
3. Can I participate in a vanpool if I don’t commute Monday through Friday?
4. How can I start a vanpool?
5. What are the benefits of vanpooling?

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1. How does a vanpool work?
2. How much does a vanpool cost?
3. Where does the vanpool ride start and end?
4. What happens if the vanpool breaks down?
5. What is the difference between a vanpool, a vanshare and a carpool?

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1. How can I stay motivated to walk regularly as part of my commute?

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1. How do I plan a pedestrian-friendly walking route?
2. What can I do to increase safety while walking?
3. How do I find walking partners in my area?
4. How can I find popular walking trails in Pierce County?
5. What are the benefits of walking?

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1. How can I implement teleworking at my workplace?
2. What are the benefits of teleworking for employers?