Dept. of Transportation
Metro Transit Division

King Street Center
201 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104
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Metro Carpooling Made Easy

Use to discover who is available to carpool or vanpool in a matter of minutes using self-serve online ridematching.

Once you've found your carpool partners, the rest is easy. For a smooth commute, make sure you:

  • Decide who will drive when. Make sure everyone has a list with each carpooler's home and work phone numbers in case of illness or emergency.
  • Choose a convenient meeting place, like a Park & Ride lot, or pick each person up at home.
  • Set a few rules, like:
    1. How long you'll wait for late riders.
    2. Smoking or non?
    3. Food and drink okay in the car?
    4. Music, news or nothing?
  • Decide on costs. If you share the driving equally, you don't have to exchange money. If one person drives, divide the cost among the passengers.
  • Make sure the vehicle is running well and has gas.
  • Check your insurance -- some policies offer rate reductions for ridesharing.
  • Check for preferential, free or reduced-rate parking. It all pays off!

Prepared for Emergencies?
Snow, floods... before an emergency hits, use this helpful commuter checklist [.pdf] to get prepared.

Contact the Rideshare Services Representative at Metro Rideshare Operations:

  • Send an email
  • Local Calls: 206-625-4500
  • Toll Free: 1-800-427-8249
  • TTY Relay: 1-800-833-6388
  • Fax: 206-684-2166
  • Mailing Address: KSC-TR-0812, 201 South Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104-0770

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Updated: November 28, 2011