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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, is a unique and effective approach to economic development and efficient transportation in congested areas. 

GTECs tailor 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.

WSDOT works with GTECs and employers to set trip-reduction incentive programs, educate workers about commute choices and help enhance local policy.