Happy VANniversary! Metro celebrates 40 years of commuter vans 

Crossposted from Metro Matters  

What started as a small King County Metro fleet of 21 vans and 189 riders in 1979 is now the nation’s largest public fleet of vanpools. Today there are over 1,600 vans that carry 11,000 riders and drivers each day. 

Public commuter van riders, on average, take six single-occupancy vehicles off the road each weekday, which annually reduces 48 million vehicle miles, saves more than 2 million gallons of fuel and prevents 50 million pounds of greenhouse gas from entering our atmosphere—that’s 22 million metric tons. 

Learn more about how Metro Vanpool reduces traffic congestion, cuts commute costs, and builds community.