Tips for a smooth rideshare commute
Communications is key!
Make sure everyone has a way to get ahold of each other and set a few group norms so participants are on the same page—rules such as how long you'll wait for late riders; set quiet times; food or drink allowed/not allowed in the car; music, news or nothing.
Cost-sharing = cost-savings
If you share the driving equally, you may not want to exchange money. If one person drives, divide the cost among the passengers. Check for preferred, free or reduced-rate parking and/or insurance discounts. It all pays off!
Pick-up & drop-off
Choose a convenient, safe and appropriate meeting place such as a King County Metro Park & Ride lot, or pick each person up at home.
- Self-help tool offers you a free account.
- Access to more than 50K commuters to help you find carpools and vanpools looking for riders and fellow cyclists looking for bicycle partners.
- Calendar feature allows you to track your commutes and apply for rewards or promotions where available.
- Need help recruiting? Use your neighborhood app and post that you are looking for riders—or use this handy Carpoolers Wanted sign to hang up at work or at your local coffee shop.
- Can't find what you need? Rideshare representatives are available by phone to help assist with your search and answer questions.
Find a Metro Carpool
Look for a Carpool along your route
Enter your home and work zip code to see the complete list. Then, sign-up at RideshareOnline.com to view custom lists.
Connect with Rideshare
Local Calls: 206-625-4500
Toll Free: 1-800-427-8249
WA Relay: 711
201 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104-0770
Accessible commuter vans are available to groups upon request; TTY users, please dial your relay service at 711 to get in touch with rideshare staff (available 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday); RideshareOnline.com translation service available to ESL customers via a conference by calling 206-625-4500 (available 8 AM to 5 AM, Monday through Friday).