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Vanpool Investment Program


2017—2019 Vanpool Investment Program awards

WSDOT awarded approximately $10.3 million in Vanpool Investment Program (VIP) grants to 14 transit agencies that operate vanpool programs. This funding will support the purchase of 439 vanpool fleet vehicles.

Vanpool riders

In 2001, transit agencies in the Puget Sound area worked with WSDOT to develop a long-range plan for a statewide vanpool program that built upon the success of the state's Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) program. The Legislature responded with funding for a substantial expansion of the state's vanpool fleet, with a goal to double the number of vans. Thanks to these commitments, Washington State now has the largest public vanpool fleet in the nation.

WSDOT worked with 12 transit agencies across the state to develop and implement this program, and there are now 22 transit agencies with vanpool programs. Between them, they operate a statewide fleet of more than 3,800 vans. Since 2003, the state has provided more than $60 million to local transit agencies through VIP funding.


Organization Award amount Vans awarded
Asotin Transit $57,525 3
Ben Franklin Transit $383,500 20
Clallam Transit $134,225 3
Community Transit $1,511,875 65
C-Tran $187,325 7
Grays Harbor Transit $95,875
Intercity Transit $885,000 40
Island Transit $421,850 22
Jefferson Transit $115,050 6
King County Metro $4,565,425 171
Kitsap Transit $134,225 7
Pierce Transit $1,239,000 60
Skagit Transit $191,750 10
Spokane Transit $377,600 16
Totals $10,300,225 439