Sharing a ride is rewarding. Whether you carpool, vanpool or use vanshare in your commute, you can save time, utilize HOV lanes, and best of all, put money in your wallet saving you commute costs AND receiving rewards!
Bookmark this page and check back frequently to learn about new rewarding rideshare opportunities for King County commuters.
We are pleased to announce our latest in the Commuter’s Choice Awards family - The Volunteer of the Year!!
April includes National Volunteer Appreciation Week– and boy do we depend on our volunteers!!
With more than 10,000 people in our program, we are bursting at the seams with amazing volunteers! We can’t thank you all individually, so we’re asking you to help us recognize our top contenders! King County Metro Commuter Van drivers, bookkeepers and riders do amazing volunteer work for their van group and it’s time to recognize these efforts during National Volunteer Week. Connect with KCMetroVans at www.facebook.com/KCMetroVans and www.twitter.com/KCMetroVans to get the latest!
Who is eligible?
Outstanding volunteers can be a driver, bookkeeper or a rider currently involved in the King County Metro Commuter Van Program. They may do any number of things that make them outstanding, such as maintaining the van calendar, scheduling group meetings to discuss group logistics, keeping the van clean for everyone, planning social events, etc. You tell us what makes this person outstanding so we can uncover our Volunteer of the YEAR!! To be eligible to win, nominees may be screened by members of the Rideshare Operations staff for things like safe driving history, timely bookkeeper reports, etc. if applicable.
How do I nominate someone?
Please complete the form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QFHRNSS to nominate your Metro Commuter Van volunteer including details on why they should be recognized. Feel free to be creative with your submission, remember these submissions are the only thing we have to judge on, so the more information you give us, the easier it will be for us to choose your nominee. Make sure you include your volunteer‘s name, email and the group number and nomination by Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 at 5pm. Also, please send a photo of your nominee with the van to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t have a photo? Consider snapping one with your cell phone before or after your commute. Nominations without photos will still be considered as equally as those who include a photo.
What happens after I nominate someone?
Our Rideshare Operations staff voters will painstakingly select the top ten nominations and will reveal the finalists on our Facebook page - www.facebook.com/KCMetroVans. Two nominees will be unveiled each day between Monday, 4/15/13 and Friday, 4/19/13, so check back to see if your submission made the Top 10 list. Our guest panel will cast their votes and on Monday, 4/22/13 the winner will be announced. Want to influence the guest panel? "Like" your favorite photo on Facebook and have your friends and family do the same.
Who are the guest judges?
We are still in top secret negotiations with the guest panel. Once they are finalized, we will post them on our facebook page. Go to www.facebook.com/KCMetroVans and "Like" our page so you are one of the first to know.
What does the winner receive?
The winner will receive a $50 MasterCard gift card, plus donuts and coffee delivered to their group before their commute. The two runners up will each receive a $25 MasterCard gift card.
What happens with the information I have submitted?
All nominations and photos will become the property of King County Metro Rideshare Operations. The text and images may be used in future promotions, printed and web materials, and social media events. We will do our best to remove identifying information before using these materials unless we are able to get the permission of the person being identified. Submitting a qualifying nomination includes agreeing to these terms. Nominees will be notified of their nomination in this promotion.
Every month in 2013, 50 lucky winners will win a $50 MasterCard Rewards Card just for sharing the ride!
Simply start carpooling or participating in a van commute at least seven times a month (that's less than twice a week). Track your commute using the RideshareOnline.com calendar and you will automatically be entered into the monthly drawing.
Looking for a carpool partner or an existing commuter van to join? RideshareOnline.com can help. Register for your free account at RideshareOnline.com and this ridematching tool will securely match your trip with other registered co-workers or commuters who have a similar commute.
This promotion is open to new or existing carpool, vanpool and vanshare participants who live or work in King County. Drawings will be held on the 5th of each month, or the first business day after. The last drawing will be held on January 7, 2014 for December's commute calendar.
The Commute Coach is the coordinator of the new vanpool or vanshare while the group is forming. The coach recruits commuters, organizes the group and assists the team to cross the finish line in their new commuter van. Earn a $100 MasterCard Rewards Card for organizing your new Metro vanpool or vanshare today!
Connect with us:
For more information
Contact the Rideshare Services Representative at Metro Rideshare Operations:
- 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