August 23, 2018

Back in 2008, when the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation applied for permits to build its new, $500 million, boomerang-shaped headquarters across from Seattle Center, the city of Seattle had a few requirements.

To ease the impact of 1,200 new full-time employees in the area, the Gates Foundation could no longer offer free parking and it had to reduce the number...

January 12, 2018

HR1, the tax bill signed into law on December 22, has spurred a “massive influx of confusion” regarding transportation benefits. So said Kendle Bjelland, program manager at Commute Seattle.

While some employers believe the bill has cut all tax subsidies offered by employers for parking and transit, this is not true. It has cut only one kind of subsidy, and th...

December 12, 2017

This article is excerpted from the author’s LinkedIn page.

At Microsoft, our Connector Commuter Bus (pictured above) recently had its 10th anniversary.

And that’s just one of the things worth celebrating in the company’s commuter program.

Microsoft’s Puget Sound campus in Seattle is like a small city, with buildings, roads, infrastructure, and 44,000 people. Ho...

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