Available at Aurora Village, Bear Creek, Bothell, Eastgate, Green Lake, Issaquah Highlands, Kenmore, Kingsgate, Northgate, Redmond, Renton, South Kirkland, South Renton, Tukwila and Wilburton.
We know it can be a challenge to find parking at popular park & ride lots. To make your commute easier, Metro Transit has set aside priority spaces for travelers who carpool to park & ride lots. Spaces are reserved for permit holders arriving before 8:30am weekdays at park & rides around the county. Apply now for a free carpool permit.
Metro is expanding our program to include paid solo driver parking permits at many of our busiest park-and-rides. We are seeking public input on the public rule that regulates the pricing, enforcement of permit parking, and requirements for permit renewals.
How it works
Groups of two or more commuters who regularly drive together to participating park & rides to catch transit, meet a vanpool, or another carpool are eligible to apply for carpool parking permits. Permits are free and allow permit holders to park in reserved parking areas on weekdays during the morning rush hour.
To get a permit, each carpooler must provide a name, contact information and an ORCA card number, Vanpool ID or RideshareOnline.com email account. Travelers don’t have to have a history of carpooling to qualify for a permit, but must carpool together at least 12 days per month (or an average of 3 days per week) to qualify for monthly permit renewal.
Follow the link below to start an application. A follow-up email will be sent with an account number and instructions about how to complete the two-step application process and receive a free permit.
If you have questions about permit eligibility, applications and payments call Republic Parking NW 206-783-4144, extension 0.
To find out about Metro's parking policies and planning call Metro Customer Service at 206- 553-3000 or send an email
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