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Rideshare Program

Keeping Washington's transportation system efficient and free-flowing means managing transportation demand by moving more people in fewer vehicles. It helps ease traffic congestion, saves commuters time and money and reduces harmful carbon emissions. For many people, carpooling and organized vanpools offer the most flexibility. WSDOT invests in programs and services that make ridesharing easy, such as

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  • Save time and money with to find a carpool, vanpool or just a last-minute ride going your way.

Two or more people who commute together in one vehicle save time in the HOV lane and money by splitting the cost of fuel, parking and tolls. Carpools often form at work with the help of employee transportation coordinators (ETC) or online with a free ride matching website, such as They work out their own agreements on who drives and how often, schedules and cost sharing.


A bicyclist joins his vanpool
With 15 commuters riding in comfort, just one vanpool can take 14 single-occupant vehicles off the road and out of your way in rush hour. Fewer vehicles means less congestion and smoother, faster, more reliable commutes for people and businesses in Washington State.

WSDOT's Vanpool Program supports vanpooling across the state to make it an efficient, flexible and affordable option that takes the work out of getting to work.

    Jef Lucero, Public Transportation
    Division Communications