Public Transportation - Grants - Vanpool Investment Program

WSDOT provides state funds to support vanpool programs in transit agencies across Washington. Transit agencies use these funds to purchase vans to expand vanpool fleets, replace aging vans and provide incentives to employers to increase vanpool ridership. WSDOT awarded $10.3 million in Vanpool Investment Program grants to 16 transit agencies across the state for the 2019-2021 biennium. These grants support the purchase of 420 vehicles, of which 10 are low-emission plug-in hybrid vans.

Washington has the largest public vanpool fleet in the nation. Each work day more than 18,000 commuters ride in more than 3,000 vanpools. These vanpools improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the number of cars on the road. This partnership between the state and transit agencies, which started in 2001 with 12 transit agencies, now includes 22 transit agencies.

2019-2021 Vanpool grants

Organization Award amount Vans awarded
Asotin Transit $64,350 3
Ben Franklin Transit $2,574,000 120
Clallam Transit $214,500 10
Community Transit $1,498,200 56
C-Tran $21,450 1
Garfield County $74,700 2
Grant Transit $169,950 7
Grays Harbor Transit $107,250 5
Intercity Transit $257,400 12
Island Transit $514,800 24
King County Metro* $2,898,700 96
Kitsap Transit $321,750 15
Pierce Transit $900,900 42
Skagit Transit $244,200 10
Spokane Transit $359,700 14
Whatcom Transit $64,350 3
Total $10,286,200 420


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