Saving money, time and the environment, plus enjoying the trip to work rather than dreading it... these are all reasons why one out of five Puget Sound area commuters carpool, vanpool, bus, bike or walk to work or school. Click on the links below to explore your transportation options. You might be surprised at how easy it is to not drive alone!
A carpool is a group of two or more people who commute to work or other destinations together in a private vehicle. Carpool members work out their own agreements on who drives and how often, schedules, and payments for gas and maintenance. In a carpool, you'll save time by using the HOV lanes and may save money by lowering your insurance premiums; check with your agent for details. Your employer may even provide you with benefits like a carpool subsidy or preferential parking. Find your carpool partner today.
A vanpool is a group of 5-15 commuters who ride to work together in a van provided by Community Transit. The Puget Sound region has the most vanpools of anywhere in the country, proving how convenient and efficient it is to share the ride. Visit our Vanpool page for a list of current vanpools operating to and from Snohomish County. Learn more about Vanpooling, call Community Transit at (425) 348-7433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bus & Train
Riding the bus can be a convenient and stress-free alternative to driving alone. Community Transit, Everett Transit, King County Metro Transit and Sound Transit serve Snohomish and King counties, providing many options for riders. To find a bus for your trip, try our online trip planner.
Bike & Walk
If you live within several miles of your destination, biking or walking a few days a week can be a great alternative to traffic hassles and commuting costs. If you live a little further out try combining biking with bus or vanpool options. See our Bikes and Buses page for maps, bike lockers and more information.
Compressed Work Week
Employees who compress their 40 hours of work into less than five days take trips off the road and gain flexibility. Employees may work "4/10s" (four 10-hour days), "3/36" (three 12-hour days) or "9/80" (80 hours worked in nine days, with the tenth day off) or flexible schedules that avoid peak commute times. Contact Community Transit to learn more.
Teleworking can result in increased productivity, lower facility and commuting costs and happier employees.. Time is valuable, and telework is a viable component to achieve work life balance. Contact Community Transit to see if teleworking will work for you.