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... PrOfile: King cOunty MetrO tranSit in Seattle integrateS rideSharing intO agency King County Metro Transit is a public transit agency with a multi-faceted ridesharing program in King County, Washington. A division of the King County DOT, Metro Transit, as the agency is called, operates the largest publicly owned commuter van program in the country.
From page 12...
... The system allows riders to find other commuters through an online system, www.Rideshareonline.com, which is a partnership between King County and the Washington, Oregon, and Idaho state DOTs. Alternatively, riders can fill out a rideshare application and receive a list of people who live in their neighborhood or have similar commuting needs (King County Metro Transit 2011)
From page 13...
... This reflects the viewpoint that FIGURE 2 Ridesharing incentives offered by transit agencies. If you indicated above that the rideshare program provides incentives, please check all incentive programs that you provide (n = 13)
From page 14...
... . The program, operated by the Kings County Area Public Transit Agency (KCAPTA)
From page 15...
... One transit agency respondent said its ridesharing program largely functions as a commuter information service: "Tracking requests for information by origin and destination can, to some extent, assist with identifying emerging and/or underserved markets." In some cases, agencies contemplate whether ridesharing can take the place of a transit route, whether existing or planned. TAbLE 3 IF yOU INDICATED AbOVE THAT RIDESHARING FILLS A SERVICE GAP OR AVOIDS ADDING ANOTHER bUS OR TRAIN, PLEASE TELL US HOW Responses Count Percent We use ridesharing to serve people who live in an area not dense enough to justify transit service.
From page 16...
... Five respondents said they look at whether they have reached a particular environmental goal, such as the reduction in the number of vehicle-miles traveled or daily tons of nitrogen oxide. Less than a third of the transit agencies (six)
From page 17...
... This profile of DART illustrates how one agency uses vanpooling as a conscious strategy in its cost-effectiveness calculation. PrOfile: deS MOineS area regiOnal tranSit agency (dart)
From page 18...
... cOOrdinatiOn With regiOnal entitieS Ridesharing services are often funded, planned, operated, or marketed by different agencies or groups. In particular, regional planning agencies and COGs tend to be involved in ridesharing programs; nearly all transit agencies surveyed reported that they coordinate with regional entities.


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