Free carpool permit parking now available at 15 park and rides 

Starting November 1, King County Metro will offer reserved permit parking for carpoolers at nine additional park-and-rides, including Green Lake, Aurora Village, Shoreline, Kenmore, Bear Creek, Bothell, Kingsgate, Wilburton, Renton Metropolitan Place and Tukwila. Permits are already available at Redmond, Issaquah Highlands, South Kirkland, South Renton, Northgate and Eastgate. Spaces are reserved for permit-holders on weekdays until 8:30 a.m. You can apply now for a free monthly permit at all 15 locations through Republic Parking Northwest.

Groups of two or more carpoolers who travel together to a participating park & ride can apply. Basic contact information for one carpool member is required to establish an account. Applicants must provide contact information, ORCA card numbers, vanpool ID, or email for each member of the carpool to complete the application process and receive a permit. Regular transit use is not initially required to obtain a permit, but at least two carpool permit-holders must ride transit 12 days per month (an average of three days per week) to stay qualified.

More information is available at Metro’s Carpool Parking Permit website. Questions? Contact Employee Transportation Manager Hossein Barahimi at or by phone at 206-477-5853. All employees are encouraged to participate!