Cut Costs. Make Friends. Share the Ride.
When it comes to options for getting around town – whether commuting or for leisure, rideshare options have never been better, or easier to access. Carpools and vanpools provide the flexibility and point-to-point convenience of car travel, but with the opportunity to dramatically cut fuel costs, get cheaper parking, use HOV/HOT lanes, and avoid wear and tear on your personal vehicle. Platforms like Uber, Lyft, Car2Go, ReachNow and Zipcar provide flexible options for all types of travel (scroll down for more info). What’s not to like?
Find out if there is a VanPool accepting riders in your neighborhood by contacting your local Transit Agency, or creating a profile at RideshareOnline, a statewide database of people looking for carpool and vanpool partners. Just enter your home and work addresses, find a match, and anonymously reach out to them. It’s that simple!
- King County Metro provides one of the USA’s largest vanpool fleets. You can use a Metro van if your commute trip either starts, ends, or stays within King County.
- Community Transit is Snohomish County’s main transit provider, and they too have a large and healthy vanpool program driven by a large Boeing workforce at Paine Field in Everett, but with a substantial fleet commuting to Seattle as well.
- Pierce Transit is Pierce County’s transit and vanpool provider, with dozens of vans heading to worksites such as Joint Base Lewis McChord, the warehouses of South King County, or into Downtown Seattle.
- Kitsap Transit is Kitsap County’s transit and vanpool provider, and their innovative vanpool solutions are nationally recognized, including “worker-driver” vanpools that use vanpool service structures but with full-size transit buses.
- Intercity Transit is Thurston County’s transit and vanpool provider, with a large fleet serving state workers in Olympia, Joint Base Lewis McChord personnel, long-haul commuters into Seattle, and more.
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Use Rideshare for Getting Around Town
Why pay for parking and maintenance of your car when you can easily jump into one of these great rides and quickly get where you need to go?!
Migo serves up your full spectrum of on-demand transportation choices on one screen. Real-time price and wait time estimates mean no more switching between apps to see who’s closest or which one is surging.
Scoop brings together co-workers and neighbors who are going the same way.
Waze is the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Join other drivers in your area who share real-time traffic and road info, saving everyone time and gas money on their daily commute.
You can match up with other carpoolers via Lyft Shared! The Lyft app matches you with other riders and a driver at the tap of a button. You can also pay for your Lyft Shared ride using an employer provided commuter benefits card!
Uber is the smartest way to get around. You can now use eligible commuter benefits cards to pay for uberPOOL rides when you commute. This means you get more for your money by riding on pre-tax dollars.
Looking for more reasons to sell your car? Carshares can also make your trips easier!
We provide our members with access to a wide-variety of cars—small cars, big cars, BMWs, vans, etc—in cities, campuses and airports around the globe. Once you join, you can reserve by the hour or day, right away or up to a year in advance. Gas and insurance always included. Now featuring flexibility with one way trips. Check us out at www.zipcar.com
ReachNow is a premium car sharing service, owned by the BMW Group. ReachNow is designed to provide a user experience that’s as convenient as owning a car: Drive on your own terms without the hassle and expense of traditional car rental programs. www.bmwcarsharing.com
Car2go offers an innovative mobility solution via a carsharing network of eco-friendly smart fortwo vehicles. A flexible and “on demand” mode of transportation, car2go complements existing public transportation by bridging the gaps between the “first and last mile” of a member’s commute.