Contest Rules

To be entered into a Get There SW Washington contest, participants must track their non-drive alone trips on the Get There Trip Tracker, and fulfill the minimum number of non-drive trips required for the campaign.

The City of Vancouver, Clark County, and other sponsors are not responsible for technical failures in entry transmission, or lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible, or postage-due entries. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use the winner’s name, hometown, and any text submitted for promotional purposes on behalf of the Commute Trip Reduction Program.

Prize drawings are held during specific campaigns.  If a prize winner is unable to be reached or collect their prize within 30 days, a new winner will be selected. All rewards are subject to availability of funding.

Get There SW Washington promotes non-drive alone trips like walking, bicycling, carpool, vanpool, riding the bus and telecommuting. The travel options reduce traffic congestion and air pollution while helping preserve our quality of life in Clark County. GetThere SW Washington encourages people to try these travel options and rewards those who use them.

Any tax liability is the sole responsibility of the participant.  Winners are required to sign a receipt that includes their home address and phone number to collect their prize. The City of Vancouver will comply with IRS reporting requirements for prize winners.

The IRS requires a Form 1099-MISC for any person receiving $600 or more in prizes and awards. If you win a prize requiring a 1099-MISC form, you must provide the requested tax information before you collect your prize. You’ll receive a copy of your 1099-Misc form in time to file your taxes.

If there is more than one person in the car for the commute, then the hybrid vehicle may count as a carpool. Driving alone in a hybrid vehicle may reduce fuel usage and emissions, but does not reduce traffic congestion. So, driving alone in a hybrid car does not qualify.

A motorcycle only qualifies as a carpool if more than one person is riding the same cycle.

The goal of the program is to encourage transportation methods that reduce traffic congestion. Even though a motorcycle is smaller than a car, it’s still a vehicle on the road.

Did you now the EPA says, current motorcycle engines pollute at a rate 90 times higher per mile than passenger cars or even a large sport utility vehicle? You can find more information on this topic at the EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality.

If your scooter is non-motorized or an e-scooter, it’s considered a bicycle. But, gas scooters are considered a motorcycle. And just in case you didn’t know, gas scooters have the same pollution rate as a motorcycle.

Trips made by wheelchair are eligible in the “walking” category as long as the trip replaces a drive-alone vehicle trip.

Yes, any method of transportation where the foot is in contact with the ground is considered walking. Skateboarding, jogging, rollerblading, and non-motorized scooters are all included as long as they replace a drive-alone trip.

When you record your commute trips, you become more aware of your daily transportation choices and patterns. We’ll tell you how many vehicle miles you eliminated and how much air pollution you’ve prevented from being emitted. Your support for the program will encourage others to participate.