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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.


Families save money by splitting the driving costs.

Carbon emissions are cut by reducing car traffic around schools.

Walking and biking may improve students’ health and wellness.

Easy as 1-2-3

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.

Sign up

Work with your school contact or principal to sign up for SchoolPool on 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.

Make contact

To bike, walk or share a ride, call or email your best trip matches.

For more information

Browse to SchoolPool information on You can also call 206-625-4500 to get the help you need.

Flagship Events

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.

Download Toolkit
Walk & Roll to School Day

Celebrate getting active for the school commute, while reducing traffic congestion and emissions around schools.

Download Toolkit
Winter Walk & Roll to School Day

Motivate families to enjoy fresh air, being active, and practice safety skills even in the winter.

Download Toolkit

Safe Routes

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.

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Coalition-Building Guidebook

Create, implement, and sustain a team of engaged volunteers to lead local SRTS effort.

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Activity Book

Learn how to be a walking, rolling, busing, and carpooling role model with this fun activity book.

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SchoolPool Transportation Hubs

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.


A School Transportation Hub (Hub) can help the whole family get to and from where they need to go (including school!) more efficiently and sustainably.

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SchoolPool programs can make getting to and from school fun, active, and easy with your student

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Other School Resources

Green Teams

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

Effective 10-1-19

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.


Contact us

Local Calls: 206-625-4500
WA Relay: 711
Fax: 206-684-2166

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201 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104-0770