Dept. of Transportation
Metro Transit Division

King Street Center
201 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104
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  • Be a member of the program
  • Takes 8 to 10 business days to review and approve your application.
  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have at least 5 years driving experience
  • Have a valid drivers license
  • In the past three years, no more than 2 accidents, plus moving violations, and 2 minor violations
  • No violations of Reckless driving, negligent driving, DWI or DUI in 5 years.
  • Financial help for people who use Zipcar to carpool (2 or more people) to work related trips, such as: interviews, training and transportation to a job.


Zipcar [external link] is a car-sharing program. Cars are kept at many locations in the Puget Sound Region. It gives individuals access to a shared car when they need one � without the cost and hassles of ownership. Zipcar members reserve a vehicle as often and for as long as they want (depending on availability). If you use another type of transportation to commute to work, then Zipcar will save you the cost of operating and maintaining a car - including insurance, depreciation, parking, maintenance and fuel costs.

Compare the cost and ease
of Zipcar to a Rental Car

If you only need the car 4 hours to run errands in:


Rental Car

Walk to the car in the neighborhood.

Travel to a car rental place in downtown Seattle or near the airport.

Apply for membership one time. Reserve the car by phone.

Complete a lot of paperwork every time you rent a car.

You only pay for 4 hours.

Have to pay for 24 hours.

Includes cost of insurance.

Insurance cost is extra.

Includes cost of fuel.

Fuel costs are extra.

Total cost = $36

Total cost = $50 + gas


866-4ZIPCAR (866-494-7227)

Updated: Apr. 4, 2008