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Growth and Transportation Efficiency Centers

Efficient transportation is the bottom line for WSDOT's successful collaboration with local governments, transit agencies and businesses. The Growth and Transportation Efficiency Center (GTEC) program, part of the state's Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) law, was a unique and effective approach to economic development and efficient transportation in congested areas. 

GTECs tailored CTR to communities with unique characteristics by helping them develop programs for smaller employers, workers and residents to encourage people to ride transit, vanpool, carpool, walk, bike or work from home to ease traffic and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

While GTEC grant funding is no longer available, many of the participating communities and employers continue to develop trip-reduction incentive programs and education for workers about commute choices that enhance local policies the GTEC program helped establish. More information on the programs in Bellevue, Redmond, Seattle, Spokane and Tacoma is available below.