A vanpool is a prearranged group of 5-15 people who share a ride to work. The group enjoys a low monthly fare and a comfortable commute in a van that seats 8, 12, or 15 passengers. Members—usually co-workers or people who work in the same vicinity—volunteer to drive and fuel the vans, keep them clean, and schedule maintenance and repair work. Commuting in a vanpool is a great way to reduce stress and save money. For many people, vanpooling also offers valuable personal or work time during the commute.
Subsidy for King County employees
If you’re a King County employee who is eligible to receive transportation benefits, your King County employee ID/ORCA card covers up to $45 per month toward your fare for King County Metro Transit, Community Transit, Pierce Transit, or Kitsap Transit vanpools.
Before you can begin receiving your vanpool benefit, you must read the Vanpool Benefits Rules of Use and Policy and submit your completed acknowledgement form.
Give a copy of your employee ID/ORCA card to your vanpool bookkeeper. Remember, you’re responsible for any additional vanpool fares.
RideshareOnline.com is a free online self-serve ridematching service that—in a matter of minutes, day or night—helps you find potential vanpool partners.
Discounted parking in Seattle
The City of Seattle offers discounted parking to registered vanpools in specially designated areas throughout the city. For more information, visit Commuter Services or call 206‑684‑0816