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Vanpool

What is Vanpooling?

Vanpools are comprised of 5-15 riders and are organized through a regional transportation organization like King County Metro.

Why Vanpool?

It's faster, cheaper, less stressful, and more social than driving alone. It reduces wear and tear on your car and contributes to cleaner air and improved traffic.

What's included?

A monthly fare is based on the number of miles you travel and how many people are in your van and includes: a van, vehicle maintenance, insurance, fuel, and 24-hour roadside assistance.


How to Get Started

  • To form a new van get 5-15 people together to share the commute.
  • Use the R-TRIP Ridematch tool to find vanpools and carpools, or potential riders for your new van that match you home and work locations and times.
  • Expand your search for matches on RideshareOnline, another ridematching tool to help you find potential vanpools and carpools.
  • Contact your local vanpool provider, such as King County Metro or Community Transit, using the links to the right.
  • Check out the section below to learn about subsidies and incentives for vanpooling.

 



Explore Ridematching

R-TRIP provides for you the opportunity to easily locate and join up with others through the Ridematch system.

RideshareOnline is another ridematching tool that will help you to locate and meet up with potential carpoolers.


Vanpooling Incentives

If you live or work in Redmond, you are eligible for the following incentives through R-TRIP.
  • R-TRIP $50 Commute Incentive: Earn a one-time $50 reward from R-TRIP after logging your first 50 alternative commutes in your myR-TRIP commute calendar, including any combination of walk, bike, carpool, vanpool, and transit. Participants can select their choice of a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card or contribute their reward to buying a Carbonfund.org carbon offset. Log in to your my page to participate.
  • R-TRIP Drawings: Participate in monthly R-TRIP drawings through myR-TRIP where you could win prizes such as gift cards to Redmond restaurants, retailers, entertainment venues, and more. Log in to your my page account to participate.
Visit the incentive page for more

Questions?

R-TRIP Incentives

Links & Resources