Welcome To Vanshare

Tired of circling for parking hoping to find that one last space? Search no more. Vanshare is your solution!

Vanshare is having a LIMITED TIME PROMOTION! Now through Dec 2016:
  • New vanshares can start with three participants (five participants usually required)
  • Monthly fare of $30 split among participants (regular rate $145)
  • Enjoy premium reserved parking at Tacoma Dome Station, Puyallup Station, and Sumner Station -For additional reserved parking locations, contact your Pierce Transit Vanpool Coordinator at 253.581.8000.



What is vanshare?

Vanshare is a Pierce Transit service that bridges the gap for commuters who take the bus or train most of the way to work. If you need help getting from home to the transit station, or from the transit station to work, just connect and go with vanshare!

Vanshare is used for:

  • The first leg of your trip: Home to the Park & Ride or train station
  • The last leg of your trip: Park & Ride or train station to work
  • Daily round trip of 30 miles or less
  • Running personal errands - Additional charges apply

Here’s what your vanshare fare covers:

  • Fuel
  • Insurance
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Reserved parking at commuter station




Starting a vanshare is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Form your group.

    Vanshare GroupNow through December 31, 2016 you only need a minimum of 3 fare-paying participants to start a vanshare. Each vanshare has a primary driver, backup driver and bookkeeper.

    Word of mouth is the best way to find participants, so talk to friends and coworkers. You could also post a "Riders Wanted" sign at work, and visit RideshareOnline.com to create a profile to find potential commuters to join your vanshare.


  2. Plan the details.

    Vanshare NoteTalk among your group to determine the schedule, and pick-up locations. Submit paperwork and take our convenient online training and you are ready to go!

  3. Start your commute!

    Start Your CommuteStart saving money and time with premium parking and a low monthly promotional group fare of $30!

You could win!

Fill out the online form and and be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift card. Thirty winners will be chosen!



 


 


 


 I need a connection from my home to the train station or transit center.

Starting Address (ex: home, grocery store)

 

Train station or transit center location (ex. TDS)

 

Departure time
 I need a connection from the train station or transit center to my worksite.



 Train station or transit center location

 

 Arrival time 

 

 Worksite address (ex: Starbucks headquarters)

 

 



VANSHARE FAQ’S

  • Who can drive the van?
    All drivers must have five years of recent driving history, have a valid driver license, a safe driving record, and proof of insurability. All potential drivers must also pass Pierce Transit’s online defensive driving course.
  • Who can ride in the van? 
    Any commuter who is over 18 years of age and has registered with the vanshare can reserve a place in the vehicle.
  • Is there a limit to the number of miles the group can travel to or from the Sounder Station?
    Yes. Vanshares can serve groups that travel 20 or less round trip miles per day.
  • Who maintains and insures the vehicle? 
    Pierce Transit.
  • Can I operate a vanshare vehicle from my home to the Tacoma Dome Station or a Sounder Station?
    Yes. As long as the round trip mileage remains at 20 miles or less per day and Pierce Transit approves the parking location.
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Trip Planner Help

Trip Planner Tips - Entering Locations

To create a trip plan you need to enter both a starting location (origin) and an ending location (destination). For information about stops, schedules, or service at a specific location, you only need to enter one location.

The Trip Planner recognizes most street intersections and addresses as well as many landmarks in Pierce, King, and Snohomish Counties. If what you entered is not immediately recognized, the Trip Planner will offer you a list of options. You can choose one of the options, but if your intended location is not there, select the "Revise Original Entries" link to return to the entry page and change the entries you have already made.

Addresses

  • You don't need to type in the city along with the address. The Trip Planner shows the possible city names as options if needed. City names are based on zip codes.
  • You don't need to type in St., Street, Ave., or Avenue, or similar street types. The Trip Planner shows the possible alternatives as options if needed. (Example: type 110 Jones instead of 110 Jones Boulevard.)
  • You don't need to type in the directional designations for streets, but if a direction name is part of a street name, you should include it. (Example: type 1000 Main instead of 1000 S Main. But type 1000 West Viewmont for 1000 West Viewmont Way W.)
  • Some streets and addresses are unknown to the Trip Planner. You may need to enter another nearby location, such as an intersection or a landmark.
  • You should not enter the suite number or apartment number.  Just the house number and street name (Example: type in 401 Broadway instead of 401 Broadway Avenue Suite 800).

Intersections

  • The "&" symbol is the only character used between two street names to show an intersection. (Examples: 1st & B, James & Madison)
  • You don't need to type in the city. The Trip Planner shows the possible city names as options if needed. City names are based on zip codes.
  • You don't need to type in St., Street, Ave., or Avenue, or similar street types. The Trip Planner shows the possible alternatives as options if needed. (Example: type Conifer & Jones instead of Conifer Circle & Jones Boulevard.)
  • You don't need to type in the directional designations for streets, but if a direction name is part of a street name, you should include it. (Example: type 3rd & Main instead of 3rd S & S Main. But type 34th & West Viewmont for 34th W & West Viewmont Way W.)
  • Some streets are unknown to the Trip Planner. You may need to enter another nearby intersection or a landmark.

Landmarks

Government Sites: Pierce County Health Dept, Pierce Co Sheriffs Office, Tacoma City Hall

Major Commercial Sites: Tacoma Mall, Sheraton Hotel

Transportation Facilities: Sea-Tac Airport, Greyhound Bus Depot

Schools & Colleges: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma Community College

Sports & Leisure: Cheney Stadium, Pt Defiance Zoo

Medical Facilities: Group Health, Tacoma General Hospital


 

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