Employee Transportation Coordinator Program (ETC)

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The Employee Transportation Coordinator program is a valuable resource for organizations, which provides employers with the tools to offer commuting alternatives and cost saving options to employees.  To learn more, contact us at
How Does ETC Work?

The program works by designating a person within your organization to act as a liaison and coordinate transit benefit activities.  The key activities of an ETC include:

  • Encouraging co-workers to use commute options available at their site.
  • Acting as the company contact for commuting issues.
  • Informing CATS marketing staff about how your organization can be better served.
  • Getting commuting information into newsletters, emails, websites, and hiring material. 
  • Promoting commuting events at organization locations. 
  • Arranging for CATS marketing staff to conduct transportation fairs at the workplace.
  • Offering employees telecommute options and flexible work schedules

ETC Employer Benefits

ETC Members enjoy valuable benefits, which include the following:

Provide cost saving benefits to employees
Increased parking space capacity by having more employees commute to work
Contribute to the air quality and traffic reduction efforts
Reduced employee turnover
Increased access to employees
Reduced payroll costs with the pre-tax commuter benefit

Transit Discounts
Organizations participating in the ETC Program are eligible for a 10% discount on transit passes. This discount must be passed on to employees when purchased by employers. 

Please note that the Senior/ADA Monthly and Senior/ADA 10-Ride passes are already discounted by 50%; therefore, no further discounts apply.

ETC Employee Benefits

Employees of organizations participating in the ETC program receive many benefits including: 

10% discount on transit passes
Pre-Tax deduction on transit & vanpool passes
Reduced commuting costs
Reduced stress levels
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Companies Participating in the ETC Program

Alston & Bird


Bank of America Corporate Center

Bank of America Plaza

BB&T Center

Belk, Inc.

Carillon Towers

Carolina Health Care System

Central Piedmont Community College - all campuses

Charlotte Area Hotel Association

Charlotte Hilton Towers

Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Plaza


Childress Klein Properties

City of Charlotte

Department of Social Services


Duke Energy

Employment Security Commission


Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Charlotte Branch

First Citizens National Bank

Fifth Third Bank

Gateway Center

Gateway Village

Hearst Magazine


Horack Talley


Harris Teeter

Hewitt & Associates, LLC

IJL Financial Center 

Ingersoll Rand

Johnson & Wales University

Johnson C. Smith University

Jones Lang and LaSalle

Kennedy, Covington, Lobdell & Hickman

Lincoln Properties

Mecklenburg County

National Gypsum

Norfolk Southern Railroad

Omni Hotel

One Independence Center

Parker Poe

Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc.

Public Library of Charlotte

Queen Charlotte Concierge

Queens University

Ritz Carlton

Robinson, Bradshaw and Hinson



TransAmerica Square

UNC Charlotte

US Airways

Veteran's Administration

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo CIC


The Westin Hotel