SchoolPool is a School-Based Trip Management Program to introduce and encourage families and students to carpool, walk and bike together and take the bus to school and after-school events. It is combined with a Safe Routes to School (SRTS), Toolkit, an education awareness component to reduce car trips to and from school, decrease greenhouse gas emissions and promote safety.
In partnership with cities, school districts and schools, SchoolPool can help you coordinate sharing the trip to and from school, whether by carpool, by foot, or on a bike.
Work with your school contact or principal to sign up for SchoolPool on RideshareOnline.com or call Metro Rideshare Services at 206-625-4500.
Find a match
To create a trip, enter your travel preferences and privacy options. Click save and SchoolPool will automatically show your trip matches.
To bike, walk or share a ride, call or email your best trip matches.
For more information
Browse to SchoolPool information on RideshareOnline.com. You can also call 206-625-4500 to get the help you need.
Get involved in supporting your local school and encouraging your family in getting out, getting active and staying safer while traveling to school in your neighborhood and beyond! No matter how you get there – roll, walk, or rideshare – you may plan and implement an event to kick it all off – use these free flagship event tools and resources to help you.
Back to School Traffic Safety Campaign
Encourage people driving near schools to slow down, pay attention, and watch out for kids.
Walk & Roll to School Day
Celebrate getting active for the school commute, while reducing traffic congestion and emissions around schools.
Winter Walk & Roll to School Day
Motivate families to enjoy fresh air, being active, and practice safety skills even in the winter.
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs support families choosing to walk, roll, bike, and carpool to school. SRTS activities help cut traffic congestion and make it easier and more fun for families to share the trip to school. Use King County Metro’s Safe Routes to School toolkit and resources to get started.
Everything you need to develop and carry out your own SRTS program at your school.
Create, implement, and sustain a team of engaged volunteers to lead local SRTS effort.
Learn how to be a walking, rolling, busing, and carpooling role model with this fun activity book.
A School Transportation Hub is designed to help the whole family get to and from where they need to go (including school!) more efficiently and sustainably. Use King County Metro's School Transportation Hub guidebook and parent handout to get started.
Classrooms or school groups can form a Green Team to conduct environmental projects at school or in the community, such as conducting a Green Team campaign to encourage carpooling. Schools can become King County Greens Schools by committing to increasing levels of environmental actions, beginning with waste reduction and recycling and expanding to other categories, including transportation.
Metro Vanpool program fare schedules
What's included in your monthly fares?
Fuel, maintenance, insurance, 24-hour Emergency Roadside Assistance, Guaranteed Ride Home and toll-free roadways!
Questions? If you have fare-related questions, or need assistance calculating your fares, please have your van's bookkeeper contact your assigned Accounting Rideshare Service Rep. For recruiting questions or other support, contact King County's Commuter Van Program via email.
Please note: Fares resumed Oct. 1, 2020. Groups who are parked and not commuting may not drive the van, are not allowed personal use, excess miles and/or driver bonus miles at any time. Any driving must be for commute purposes and is charged at the full monthly rate.
Not sure who your Accounting Representative is? Please call anyone listed below for help or a referral.