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Seattle, WA 98104
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Commute Coach Quiz - Test your Rideshare Knowledge

1. How many participants does it take to start a vanpool or vanshare group?

a) No minimum requirement
b) 5 participants
c) 3 participants
d) 4 participants

2. How many drivers does it take to start a new vanpool or vanshare group?

a) At least one driver
b) The more the merrier two or more drivers
c) At least two drivers
d) Both b and c

3. What does the monthly fare cover?

a) Gas and insurance
b) Maintenance
c) 24 hour roadside assistance and emergency ride home
d) All of the above

4. Where can I find information about my employer subsidy?

a) Contact my Employee Transportation Coordinator or Human Resources department.
b) Talk to fellow co-workers who participate in the Metro Commuter Van program.
c) Check my employee transportation brochure or website.
d) All of the above.

5. What size vehicles are available in the Metro Vanpool program?

a) 5 and 12 passenger vehicles
b) 12 and 15 passenger vehicles
c) 7, 12 and 15 passenger vehicles
d) 7 and 15 passenger vehicles

6. The difference between a vanpool and vanshare group is a vanpool is used for the whole commute while a vanshare group

a) is always bigger than a vanpool
b) connects with public transportation such as the train, ferry or bus
c) shares two vans instead of one
d) must commute at least 25 miles

7. The King County Metro Van Distribution Center is location in Redmond. When do I have to visit this site?

a) To pick-up a loaner vehicle when the van needs routine maintenance
b) To pick-up a vanpool or vanshare vehicle to start a new group
c) To change vehicles to a larger, smaller or newer van
d) Both b and c

8. After hours if I have an emergency with my vehicle, I can call the number on the side of the van.

a) True
b) False
c) True except on weekends
d) True if it's after 10 p.m.

9. What are the tools to find commuters to start a new group?

a) Post a commuter van starting sign in my neighborhood or work site
b) Register my commute at
c) Network with friends, family, co-workers and fellow commuters
d) All of the above

10. What is the monthly vanpool fare based on?

a) Size of the vehicle
b) Number of riders and work schedule
c) Distance of the round trip commute
d) All of the above


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Contact Metro Rideshare Operations: (e-mail), 206-625-4500 (voice), 1-800-427-8249 (toll free) or TTY Relay 1-800-833-6388, 206-684-2166 (fax), KSC-TR-0812, 201 South Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104-0770 (mail).

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Updated: July 17, 2013