Vanpool and Rideshare

Updated: October 27, 2020

This web page is a starting point to help you move around your neighborhood and across the Duwamish. Please check back soon for additional resources.


King County Metro's VanPool Program is prepared to help you get to and from work and stay healthy on your commute. They support social distancing through fewer riders per van, flexible schedules, and provide all vanpools with public health recommendations. Join a vanpool today to share the responsibility of driving, save money, and improve your commute. For specific questions contact the Metro Vanpool team at vanpool@kingcounty.gov or (206) 625-4500.

Get Started

Go to kingcounty.gov/metrovans to find a vanpool along your commute or start your own. To start your own, identify who will register as a driver. The more drivers, the better for everyone's flexibility. Then, identify who will be the bookkeeper for tracking mileage and ridership. If you are a business, assist employee matching with co-workers by promoting the statewide free ride matching website: RideshareOnline.com

Benefits

Van Rideshare with the people you know: neighbors, coworkers, family members.

Schedule Enjoy flexibility with reduced or alternating schedules. Request a free bike rack to combine biking with your vanpool commute.

Social Distance Temporarily form a vanpool with just 2+ participants for a minivan and 3+ for larger vans.

Thumbs up Create your Vanpool's own shared agreements. Metro will support vanpool participants with guidance on things like meeting points, routes, and work schedules.

umbrella King County Metro provides the following for one low monthly fare: van, gas, insurance, maintenance, roadside assistance, and another ride in case of an emergency.

Stay Safe

Mask Wear your mask or face covering; it's required to ride! Say home if sick.

Disinfect Spray Wipe down commonly touched surfaces between trips; practice good hand hygiene.

Repair Use Metro's no-contact, van maintenance to keep your van running smoothly, as needed.

Social Distance Leave as much distance as possible between drivers and riders.

Circulation Keep the windows cracked or down to increase airflow when conditions allow.

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