Join an existing group or start your own — five members gets you on the road! Everything is covered by SPU's trip reduction program including the van, gas, insurance, maintenance, roadside assistance, bridge toll, campus parking, and a guaranteed ride home.
What is the difference between a vanpool and vanshare?
Commuters who ride in a vanpool commute to a designated park and ride by car, whereas, commuters who ride in a vanshare, commute by train, bus or ferry then meet the vanshare at a designated garage in downtown Seattle. From there, they commute to campus with other SPU employees.
Vanpool and Vanshares
Currently, there are six vanpools/vanshares coming to and from SPU’s campus. They include:
NORTH SEATTLE/MOUNTLAKE TERRACE VANPOOL (#3624)
Meet up location: Mountlake Terrace Park-and-Ride, 6001 236th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace
Meet up time: 7:15 AM
Leave SPU: 5:10 PM
Contact: Christina Traverso, email@example.com
NORTH SEATTLE/LYNNWOOD VANPOOL (#3665)
Meet up location: Ashway Park-and-Ride, 16327 Ash Way, Lynnwood
Meet up time: 6:40 AM
Leave SPU: 4:35 PM
Contact: Eloise Olivar, firstname.lastname@example.org
EASTSIDE VANPOOL (#4465) (crossing the 520 bridge)
Meet up location: South Kirkland Park-and-Ride, 10610 NE 38th Pl, Kirkland
Meet up time: 7:05 AM
Leave SPU: 4:35 PM
Contact: Lynn Anselmi, email@example.com
DOWNTOWN SEATTLE VANSHARE (#250774)
Meet up location: King Street parking garage
Meet up time: 7:15-7:20 AM
Leave SPU: 4:15 PM
Contact: Teresa Lewis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Current vanpool/vanshares don’t work for you? Start one in your area.
A new vanpool or vanshare can be registered with King County Metro. A minimum of three riders per van is required. Contact Transportation@spu.edu for more information.
Can't ride full time?
That’s okay. As long as there’s room in the van, you can ride as many or as few days per week as you’d like. Should you need to drive in, each quarter you’ll receive five single-day parking passes to park in a commuter lot on campus. If you think you’ll need to drive in more frequently, you can purchase a parking pass through Safety and Security at a rate of $35.00/month for a total of $315.00/year.
Cost for an SPU employee to ride in a vanpool/vanshare.
$25 per year for an Orca card... that’s it!
For more information.
Contact the Transportation Manager at 206-281-2821 or email@example.com
Fill out our vanpool questionnaire below to get connected to other employees that want to share the commute.