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Carpools are easy to organize and one of the most popular forms of ridesharing. Carpooling can save you money on gas and parking and many garages offer discounted or close-in parking for carpools. If you’d like more information on accessing on-street carpool spaces check out SDOT’s carpool certification page. You can organize your own carpool with friends and coworkers or use a matching service like to find other people making similar trips.


A vanpool is a group of 5-15 people who ride together in a van provided by a transit agency. Vanpools generally follow a set schedule and route, but unlike a bus, these are set by the riders themselves. Vanpool fares are dependent on the distance and number of passengers in the vehicle. You can use an ORCA card to pay for your vanpool fare each month. You can organize a new Vanpool through King County Metro or you look to join an existing Vanpool using

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