Vanshare: Bridging the gap

Commuter vans that connect you to transit, ferries and trains

Great for groups of five or more commuters sharing the ride to or from a public transit link or hub.

The fare includes:

  • Fuel (maximum 20-mile round trip daily commute)
  • Insurance
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • 24-hour roadside assistance
  • Parking for the van at the commuter station or terminal
  • Up to six emergency rides home per year (taxi reimbursement)
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The vanshare group splits the monthly fare of $185.00

How to get started

Find an existing vanshare group

Join an existing vanshare group

  • Once you've found a potential group, contact the driver to see if they have a seat available, confirm the work hours and ask to test out the van for a day to see if it is good fit.
  • If you get the thumbs up to join, fill out a Commuter Van Program Application to start riding!  

Start a new vanshare group

  • Gather & recruit your group members: You will need at least five participants, including two who are willing to be volunteer drivers, and one to be a bookkeeper. Word of mouth is the best way to find riders so talk to friends and co-workers. You can also visit RideshareOnline.com to sign-up and create a profile to find potential commuters who could join your vanshare. Ask your employer if you may post a "Riders Wanted" sign to recruit riders.
  • Plan the details: Talk among your group to determine the schedule, pick-up locations, and group operating guidelines.
  • Fill out the paperwork: To participate, all members must fill out a Commuter Van Program Application. Submit the applications by the methods listed below.
  • Start your commute! Once you hear back from us and complete the formation process, you will be good-to-go to start your new vanshare!

For all group members (this is required)

Print, read and complete a Commuter Van Program Application. Send completed application forms:

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By Fax

ATTN: Vanshare Program Coordinator

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By Mail

Rideshare Operations
201 South Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104-0770

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  • Local Calls: 206-625-4500
  • Toll Free: 1-800-427-8249
  • TTY Relay: 711
  • Fax: 206-684-2166

Mailing Address:
Rideshare Operations
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).