The Clark County CTR program participates in and sponsors several promotional campaigns to encourage employees at CTR affected worksites to try an alternative mode to work.
The Smart Commuter Campaign is a yearlong campaign encouraging employees whose origin or destination is Clark County to take an alternative commute to work. Employees are responsible to track their commute with the commute tracker calendar. Participants who use an alternative commute to work at least 10 times/month will be entered to win the monthly cash prize. If they keep it up for three months, they’ll be entered to win the quarterly cash prize. ETC’s will be given administrative access enabling them to track their employees’ participation.
The Wheel Options Campaign is a two-week campaign held twice a year (October and March) and is sponsored by the Washington State Ridesharing Organization (WSRO). Employees are encouraged to use a commute alternative at least twice during the campaign to be eligible to win prizes in the countywide and statewide drawings. Some exciting prizes have been awarded, such as a trip for two to London, England and Baja, Mexico, as well as spa retreats and getaway weekends at luxurious resorts.
The Clark County CTR office coordinates the Wheel Options campaign locally. ETC’s will be given administrative access enabling them to track their employees’ participation.
The Drive Less Save More Campaign is a SW Washington/Portland Metro regional campaign encouraging citizens to reduce the number of trips they make during the week to help reduce congestion in our area. The Drive Less/Save More Campaign seeks to increase awareness of the benefits of reducing single-person car trips. Employees can log onto the Drive Less Save More Campaign and pledge to reduce the number of single occupant vehicle trips they make and be eligible to win prizes from a monthly drawing. The Clark County CTR office is the local coordinator for the campaign. The Drive Less Save More Web site has some great transportation options how-to videos. Go to the Web site and check them out!
The Bicycle Tansportation Alliance (BTA) non-profit advocacy organization working in Oregon and Southwest Washington sponsors an annual Bike Commute Challenge (September). It is friendly competition -- workplace against workplace -- with benefits for companies and individual cyclists when employees bike to work during the month of September. The workplaces with the highest percentage of commutes by bicycle during the month win! ETC's interested in promoting the Bike to Work Month at their worksite should contact the BTA for more information.