The recently proposed Employee Trip Reduction Program (ETRP) is causing quite the stir throughout the state, and needless to say, people are not happy. The plan was part of legislation passed in 2019 to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Colorado and require all employers with 100 or more onsite employees to reduce single-occupancy vehicle usage during peak commuting hours. Approximately more than 2,700 businesses with some 900,000 employees will have to appoint an “Employee Transportation Coordinator” to administer programs such as carpooling or ride-share options, subsidized public transportation passes, and flexible work schedules; all of this being put in place by January 1, 2022, to meet the new regulations.
Many commuters have their own vehicle for numerous personal reasons, but this obvious intrusion into the choice of Colorado employees does nothing but complicate how they get to work. And while others don’t mind sharing their commute with others, whether for environmental reasons or just for the social aspects, one thing is for sure, they could all do without sharing their commute with government officials in the car with them.
Tell Colorado Regulators NO! to #ETRIP and email them directly.