Smarter. Faster. Affordable.

Upgrade your commute in a comfortable van that we provide and maintain for you. Whether you join an existing vanpool or start one of your own, you’ll travel faster in HOV lanes, save money on gas and tolls, and always have a ride home — guaranteed.

  • Two women in a Community Transit vanpool van
    How many people ride in a van?

    Vanpools form with at least three people per van, including two drivers and one bookkeeper. Smaller vans can fit up to six passengers, and larger vans up to 12. Vanpool drivers must complete an online defensive driving course and satisfy a driving record check.  Bookkeepers get online training to manage payments and monthly reports. 

  • Fleet of Community Transity vanpool vans
    How are routes and pickups planned?

    Routes and pickup schedules are totally up to you and your van mates, so you can choose based on what works best for the group. If you’re joining an existing vanpool, you’ll be matched based on your location and schedule needs.

  • Woman enters a Community Transit vanpool van
    How do fares work?

    Vanpool fares are based on your daily round trip miles and the size of your van, split by the number of riders.

    Some employers will pay toward the cost of your fare. Check with your HR department to find out if you’re eligible for commuter vanpool benefits.

    Try our Vanpool Calculator

  • Fleet of Community Transity vanpool vans
    What’s included in the fare?

    We provide the van, gas, and insurance, and we pay most highway tolls. We provide your van with routine service and maintenance and give you a loaner van while it’s in the shop. Many workplaces provide preferred parking for our vans, too.

What are the vans like?

All of our vans are newer models, well-maintained, with all of the safety features and comforts you’d expect, making them easy to drive. Each van is on a regular maintenance schedule, so you can be confident of its reliability and safety.

Small vs. large?

We offer vans that seat 6 or 12 riders.

Bike racks

If you need one, racks are available on request.

Vanpool benefits

Less stress

Sitting in traffic and managing a daily commute on your own can be stressful. By commuting with others — leaving the driving to someone else — and traveling in the HOV lane, you’ll have less to worry about.

New connections

Whether it’s coworkers, neighbors or others who work nearby, you’ll get to know some like-minded people. Most vanpoolers tell us this is their favorite part of vanpooling.

Better for the environment

Help reduce the emissions that are such a big part of climate change. Vanpools let you do your part while also enjoying many benefits.

Every day, Vanpools take 1,000 cars off the roads in the puget sound region