Vanpool Investment grants

WSDOT provides state funds through Vanpool Investment grants to support vanpool programs at transit agencies across Washington. Transit agencies use these funds to expand vanpool fleets, replace aging vans and provide incentives to employers to increase vanpool ridership. The funding allows transit agencies to purchase vans with alternative fuel types, including low-emission plug-in hybrids.

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

Please check the Grants-at-a-glance calendar (pdf 91 kb) periodically for updates to the Vanpool Investment grants.

For more information, contact Allyson Ruppenthal at or 360-791-5613, or your local WSDOT Public Transportation community liaison.