Results from the Puget Sound Regional Travel Study show that nearly 60% of those with jobs have subsidized parking offered where they work, while only 30% have subsidized transit use.
The survey asked a representative sample of Puget Sound residents who are employed full or part-time which of a list of commuter benefits are offered by their employers.
These included free or subsidized parking, free or subsidized transit use, and other subsidized commuter benefits such as vanpooling and bike storage.
This particular question did not specify whether the parking benefit was a formal program offered by the employer or simply a case of the employee being able to park anywhere there was an available spot in a generally free parking neighborhood.
The responses to the “Other commuter benefits” question were similar to those for transit, with around 30% saying such benefits were offered, but most did not make use of any such benefits.