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Community Van

This is a new rideshare pilot program brought to you by King County and participating cities to provide community members with a new way to share the ride. UW Bothell is partnering with the Cities of Bothell and Woodinville to bring the Community Van program to the Bothell Woodinville area! This is the latest in a series of unique Community Connections Metro is piloting in communities throughout King County. These services are designated to provide residents with customized options for getting around when bus service can’t meet their needs. 

The Van Itself

  • 6 pasenger van
  • Cosists of 1 volunteer driver and up to 5 passengers
  • One seat is available for a wheelchair passneger
  • 3 vans total to be used in program (1 for UWB; 1 for City Hall in Bothell; 1 at City Halll in Woodinville)

How it Works

  • Community members travel together to local destinations throughout the day, evening and weekends.
  • Group trips and stops are preplanned ahead of time by a Community Transportation Coordinator.
  • Riders contact their Community Transportation Coordinator to find pre-scheduled Community Van trips or see trips on this page posted by others.
  • Trips must have at least two passengers in addition to the volunteer driver. Each rider will pay a one-zone Metro fare while the driver travels for free.
  • Riders request a trip through the listed trip contact or Community Transportation Coordinator.
  • Riders can suggest a trip they know is popular with their friends and neighbors.
  • Accessible Community Vans are available upon request. Tell the Community Transportation Coordinator about your needs before your trip.

You can contact the Bothell-Woodinville Community Transportation Coordinator at 425-420-6514 commvan@uw.edu

We are recruiting volunteer drivers

Support your neighbors, your community and help the environment by becoming a Community Van volunteer driver. You can choose which trips you drive and how many times you drive a week.

1. How to become an approved Community Van volunteer driver:

Download, complete, sign and email your Community Van Driver Application to King County Metro. Have questions? Please feel free to email or call King County Metro at 206-625-4500. You can also call the Bothell-Woodinville Community Transportation Coordinator at 425-425-6514

2. Start driving for your community:

After receiving and reviewing your application, Metro and your Community Transportation Coordinator will contact you to help you get started and on the road sharing community trips.

Driver toolkit

  • Driver Eligability
  • Driver Application and Agreement
  • Program Participant Manual
  • Driver Orientation
  • Disability Awareness
  • Van Accessible Equipment Operation Tips Sheet
  • Braun Ramp Video
  • In-Van WHeelchair Securement System (Q'Straint) Video

Got a great idea for a shared trip in your community? Tell us about it!