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Cut your commute costs, breeze by traffic in the carpool lane, reduce drive-alone stress and help keep our air cleaner by joining a Metro Vanpool.

Join an existing group or start your own—five members gets you on the road! Everything is covered. Your monthly fare includes the van, gas, insurance, maintenance, roadside assistance, plus a guaranteed ride home.

Restart Your Commute With Vanpool!

Metro Commuter Vans is your one-seat ride to restart your commute. Start a new King County Metro van with 2 or more commuters. Flexible options are available, including part-time, reduced work days and other physical distancing solutions.

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West Seattle Commuters

Cut your commute time and breeze by traffic in your Metro Vanpool by gaining access to the SW Spokane St. Bridge.

Start a new King County Metro van with 2 or more commuters—can be neighbors, co-workers or other commuters who live and work near you—and get the first TWO months FREE!

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Retired Metro Commuter Vans for Sale

King County Metro's retired commuter vans are available to the general public for purchase.

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Find a Metro Vanpool

Join an existing Vanpool

Submit your application

When you find a Vanpool with room to join, fill out an application in DocuSign to submit to our program and begin riding!

Start your own Vanpool

Recruit four or more members (at least two drivers and a bookkeeper), agree on group details (parking, route, schedule, etc), and we will follow up with next steps!

Fare Schedules

King County 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.

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Accounting contacts

Not sure who your Accounting Representative is? Please call anyone listed below for help or a referral.

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Customer Support

We appreciate your participation in our commuter van program! Please call us if you need assistance—our phones are staffed Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. For emergencies after hours, weekends or holidays, your call will be patched into our answering service.

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Maintenance contacts

Fender bender, damage or issue with your van? Call your maintenance representative.

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Maintenance garages

Below are contracted King County Metro commuter van maintenance and repair garages. Please check with your Maintenance Rideshare Services Representative (MRSR) at 206-625-4500 to confirm which garage your van is assigned to.

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Note: These are contracted facilities for King County Metro's express purposes and use or listing of these facilities does not imply any type of recommendation.

More about Metro Vanpool

  • Commuters
    Five or more people who share a similar commute; could be co-workers, friends, or neighbors.
  • Roles & fares
    Each group has at least two volunteer drivers plus a bookkeeper to track mileage. ridership and fares. Fares are based on mileage, number of riders and size of van. On average, the monthly vanpool cost is similar to a monthly transit pass.
  • Logistics
    Vans are kept at a driver's house and riders usually meet at a Park & Ride. Each group determines their own route, parking and operating rules.
  • Vanpool has all you’ll need
    Gas, insurance, maintenance, 24-hour roadside assistance and a guaranteed ride home are all included. Many employers even subsidize vanpool fares—ask your office manager or HR department.

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.

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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