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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 learn about your transportation options. You might be surprised at how easy it is to find a better way to work or school!

 

Carpool
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.

 

Vanpool
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) 348-7194 or email vanpool@commtrans.org.

 

Bus & Train
Let us do the driving for you! Riding the bus can be a convenient alternative to your daily commute. Community Transit, Everett Transit, King County Metro Transit and Sound Transit serve Snohomish and King counties, providing many options for riders. To find out what bus to take 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. Bike to Work Day and the Bike Commute Challenge are great ways to give bicycling to work a try. See our Bike to Work page for many resources, and our Bikes on Buses page for maps, bike lockers and more.

 

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.

 

Telework
Teleworking can result in higher quality work at a lower cost. It empowers people to work independently and have greater control over their lives. That's why many experts are calling teleworking a significant new work arrangement for the millenium. Contact Community Transit  to see if teleworking will work for you.