Brian’s journey to becoming a Vanpool rider started with something many in the region can relate to — frustration with rush-hour traffic. Today he drives a hybrid van to work through Community Transit’s Vanpool program.
Save on gas and avoid tolls
Use carpool lanes
Save on parking
Community Transit’s Vanpool Program provides safe, reliable vans so groups can commute together to save time, money and the planet. One low monthly fare covers all expenses needed to keep your van on the road, including gas, maintenance and vehicle insurance. To qualify for a Community Transit Vanpool, your commute must start or end at a location within Snohomish County, Washington.
“I used to like driving to work alone, but over the years traffic got worse and worse,” he says. “My good friend was in a vanpool and told me about it. I started vanpooling a few days each week and then it got easier and easier compared to driving alone.”
Brian joined a vanpool over a decade ago and hasn’t looked back since. Five days each week, he takes a Community Transit Vanpool van to the Nintendo Campus in Redmond where he has worked as a facilities manager for several years.
“The wear and tear of commuting every day are just less with Vanpool. I spend hardly anything on gas on my personal truck — I fill it up once a month instead of once a week like I did before I started vanpooling.” He also appreciates the savings he gets through his employer subsidies.