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Section A

All Participants

All Participants in the King County Commuter Van TripPool Program agree that they are 18 years of age or older, have read and agree to comply with the following Terms and Conditions:

  1. Participants acknowledge that King County may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice to the Participants and that Participants shall comply with such revisions in order to continue to participate in King County Commuter Van Programs.
    1. Participants will abide by the policies and rules set forth in the King County Commuter Van TripPool Program Manual provided to all Participants by King County Rideshare Operations here. Participants agree that King County Rideshare Operations may revise those policies and rules at any time without notice to the Participants and that Participants shall comply with such revisions in order to continue to participate in King County Commuter Van Programs.
    2. King County reserves the right to change or discontinue any aspect of the King County Commuter Van programs, temporarily or permanently, with or without notice to Participants.
  2. Participants will abide by all day-to-day operational rules of their commuter groups as established by majority vote of the group members or as may be directed from time to time by King County Rideshare Operations.
  3. Participants will help keep the van clean and tidy.
  4. Participants will cooperate to ensure, to the best of their ability, that no person shall be denied the opportunity to participate in or be subjected to discrimination in the conduct of King County Commuter Van Programs because of race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability in any manner contrary to applicable local ordinance, state or federal laws and regulations.
  5. Participants will indemnify and hold harmless King County, its authorized agents, officials and employees from all claims, actions, costs, damages or expenses of any nature whatsoever arising out of or resulting from any delays, tardiness, failure to make an appropriate or scheduled pick-up, absence of the van or termination of the Program.
  6. Participants acknowledge that the King County Rideshare Operations provides ridesharing referral services without screening the character or background of Participants or applicants. King County shall have no responsibility or liability for any acts or omissions of King County Commuter Van Programs Participants or applicants except as otherwise provided in these Terms and Conditions.
  7. King County prohibits the use of the King County Commuter Van Programs to engage in any illegal, improper, actionable or criminal activity; to violate any local, state, or federal statute, including but not limited to threatening or harassing others; and to comply with all applicable law.
  8. King County is not responsible for any personal property lost or damaged that may be associated with the use of the King County Commuter Van Programs.
  9. Participant understands that King County is a government entity and its records related to the business of King County, including the King County Commuter Van Programs, are generally available for public review. Participant's personal information is subject to RCW 42.56.330.
  10. These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between each Participant and King County with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede all previous written or oral agreements, if any, between you and King County with respect to such subject matter. If Participant is any way dissatisfied with any of these Terms and Conditions, Participant's sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue participation in the King County Commuter Van Programs.
  11. These terms of use shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington as well as with all federal law and regulations, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in King County, Washington in all disputes arising out of or related to these Terms and Conditions and the participation in the King County Commuter Van Programs. The invalidity of any term or provision of these Terms and Conditions will not affect the validity of any other term or provision. Waiver by King County of strict performances of any provision of these terms will not be a waiver of or prejudice King County's right to require strict performance of the same provision in the future or of any other provision of these terms. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default.

Section B

King County Rideshare Operations

King County Rideshare Operations agrees to comply with the following Terms and Conditions:

  1. King County Rideshare Operations shall provide vans for use by TripPool Participants.
  2. King County Rideshare Operations shall provide for servicing and maintenance of TripPool vans.
  3. King County Rideshare Operations shall help drivers fulfill their administrative obligations.
  4. King County Rideshare Operations shall assist in maintaining ridership.
  5. King County Rideshare Operations shall assist TripPool Participants in making alternate transportation arrangements in the event of mechanical failure of vans.
  6. King County Rideshare Operations shall attempt to resolve disputes arising out of established day-to-day operational rules of TripPool groups.
  7. King County Rideshare Operations shall ensure, to the best of its ability, that no person shall be denied the opportunity to participate in or be subjected to discrimination in the conduct of the TripPool Program because of race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability in any manner contrary to applicable local ordinance, state or federal laws and regulations.
  8. King County Rideshare Operations shall provide commuter groups with an online TripPool Program Manual outlining policies and rules applicable to the King County TripPool Program.
  9. The King County TripPool Program, managed by King County Rideshare Operations, is a self-insurer under the laws of the State of Washington, including specifically but not limited to, the Financial Responsibility Law and RCW Chapter 48.22. As such, King County Rideshare Operations does not provide an automobile liability insurance policy, nor does it provide Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage.
  10. The King County TripPool Van Program, as a self-insurer under the laws of the State of Washington, will provide liability coverage in the event of the negligent operation of a van for and including bodily injury, property damage, comprehensive, collision, and minimum statutory limits per occurrence for underinsured motorist protection for a driver operating the van at the time of an applicable accident; provided the van was being operated by a Driver authorized by King County Rideshare Operations and for a purpose permitted under these Terms and Conditions.
  11. The King County TripPool Van Program, as a self-insurer under the laws of the State of Washington, will provide medical and hospital payments, in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington, to any TripPool driver who sustains bodily injury as a result of an occurrence while negligently operating a van within the terms and conditions of a TripPool agreement with that driver. These payments are only available for occurrences in which no liability bond or policy or health insurance applies at the time of the occurrence. Medical and hospital payments are for reasonable and necessary medical expenses incurred as a result of a covered occurrence and includes payments for dental services, prescriptions, prosthetic devices, ambulance expenses, and funeral expenses. Payments do not include loss of income or expenses for household services. This should not be interpreted as personal injury protection (PIP) coverage.

Connect with Rideshare

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

Mailing Address:
Rideshare Operations
KSC-TR-0812
201 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104-0770


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