Employee Trip Reduction Program to be Discussed this Summer

The Air Quality Control Commission will hold a rulemaking hearing regarding the Employee Traffic Reduction Program from Aug. 18 to 20.

The ETRP is a new rule that is being proposed by two organizations, the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) and Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) and was included in Gov. Jared Polis’ Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap.

This rule would set goals for large employers to achieve reductions in the number of employees who drive alone, or “single-occupant vehicle” (SOV) employee commutes. A program that offers telecommuting, public transit, ridesharing or other means not only benefits air quality, it can also improve employee wellness, retention and company culture. The Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) will take the rule under consideration in May 2021, requesting a rulemaking hearing be set for August 2021.

Commuting Solutions is working with partnering Transportation Management Organizations (TMOs), Transportation Management Associations (TMAs) and the Denver Regional Council of Government (DRCOG) to provide comments to the draft rule.

Learn more by visiting the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division’s website.