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Happy VANniversary King County Metro, our program participants, our partners and the region!

Forty years after the first vanpools started in Seattle in 1979, King County Metro’s publicly-owned and operated commuter van program leads the nation for having the most public vanpools. This year we are celebrating this important milestone in public transit history and this critical contribution to commute trip reduction in our region.

We have grown from just 21 vanpools forty years ago to more than 1,600 strong, keeping our region greener, cleaner and less congested.

40th VANniversary Video

Take a trip and learn how Metro Vanpool reduces traffic congestion, cuts commute costs and builds community.


Metro Vanpool: 1979–Now


Check out a snapshot of the last 40 years, and see how we've grown.


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