Metropool: 100% electric commuting
Metro Rideshare Operations furthers innovative public transportation with 100% electric, zero-emission vehicles (EVs) known as metropools. Twenty new five-passenger Nissan LEAFs are added to the Commuter Van Program. To support the EV effort, the Department of Transportation is installing 54 public-access electric charging stations in buildings and at transportation hubs such as Park & Ride lots and ferry terminals. Many private employers have also installed charging stations.
If you are interested in starting a new King County Metro vanpool or vanshare in a metropool electric vehicle, or might want to exchange your current commuter van for an all-electric vehicle: click on the following links to learn more, check to see if your employer has a charging station, and contact the Rideshare Services Representative about metropool at Metro Rideshare Operations (see below):
- Metropool EV Q & A
- EV Charging Station Locations
- Rideshare Operations Nissan LEAF Tip Sheet
- Nissan LEAF - Quick Reference Guide
- Nissan CARWINGS to manage vehicle functions directly from a computer or smart phone.
"We LOVE the LEAF. Can't say enough great things about it and metropool! It's such a fun car to drive. We wanted to create a metropool to have the positive impact of taking multiple cars off the road and switch to the zero-emission LEAF, but now that we are driving it, we love it for so many more reasons."
- Joanne D, VanPool Driver
SW Seattle to downtown Seattle, 20 RTM
"With these state-of-the-art charging stations and four zero-emission, all-electric Metropool vehicles, over 20 people will ride together to do their important work at Children's each day, and we continue to further reduce our vehicle trips and carbon emissions."
- Dr. Thomas Hansen, Seattle Children's CEO
- Local Calls: 206-625-4500
- Toll Free: 1-800-427-8249
- TTY Relay: 711
- Fax: 206-684-2166
201 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104-0770
Accessible commuter vans are available to groups upon request; TTY users, please dial your relay service at 7-1-1 to get in touch with rideshare staff (available 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday); RideshareOnline.com translation service available to ESL customers via a conference by calling 206-625-4500 (available 8 AM to 5 AM, Monday through Friday).