Commute Options

Commuters in Spokane County have many options when it comes to leaving their cars at home. Why drive alone to work, when there are less expensive ways to get there? But don't just take our word for it. Check out the Commute Cost Calculator to determine what your commute actually costs and how much you could save by using one of seven other commute modes.

The Benefits of Carpooling The benefits of Vanpooling! The benefits of riding the bus! The benefits of bicycling The benefits of walking
The benefits of a compressed works schedule The benefits of teleworking A guaranteed ride home program

 

 Vanpooling

Why put miles on your personal car, when you can put them on a STA owned van? Vanpools are groups of five or more people who share a similar commute trip from home to work, which is at least 10 miles one-way. The group decides on the meeting time, location and route it will take. The group pays a monthly fare that covers the cost of the van, gas, insurance, maintenance and even 24-hour roadside assistance.

Thinking of giving vanpooling a try?

There are more vanpools in Washington State than anywhere in the country! All you need is four others - in addition to yourself - to vanpool. Or, get as many as 14 - the more people in your pool, the lower your fare. There are lots of great ways to find vanpool partners. 

  • Logon to CommuteFinderNW.com to get a list of interested people with commutes similar to yours.
  • Contact co-workers and neighbors. Click here to print a Vanpool Wanted Flyer to post in high traffic areas at your worksite.
  • Talk to your Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC) or Human Resource Department at work. They can help get the word out that you are interested in starting or joining a vanpool.

For more information on STA vanpools, click here, call 509-326-POOL (7665) or email STA at STAVanpool@SpokaneTransit.com.

Vanpooling to work is a smart way to share your ride and your expenses. It's also a great way to help eliminate traffic congestion, pollution and reduce your stress. Get started today!

Resources

STA Routes & Schedules - Riding the bus is easy and convenient. Find the route and schedule that works best for you.

STA Vanpool InfoWhy put miles on your personal car, when you can put them on a STA owned van?

STA Park and Ride Lots - Don't live near a bus stop, go to the nearest park and ride and catch the bus.

Bike Map provided by Spokane Regional Transportation Council

CommuteFinderNW - find a carpool partner or join a vanpool

Telework - find out more and how to get a telework program started