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22 FIGURE 9 Incentives Offered by Non-Transit Agencies. Coordination and Integration of including carpool/vanpool in its marketing and pro- With Transit Agencies viding fare subsidies to vanpool riders within its bound- aries. We greatly appreciate their partnership." Different agencies often plan, fund, market, or operate ride- "We coordinate the regional TDM program and coordi- sharing programs in a given service area. More than three- nate with local jurisdictions, transit operator's, DOT's, quarters (ten) of non-transit agencies reported that they and TMA's." meet with transit agencies to plan and/or coordinate ser- vices (Table 13). An even larger number (11) participate in The state of Washington has fostered strong relationships regional events sponsored by other agencies or report the with transit agencies through legislation and funding, as shown results of their efforts to other agencies. in the following profile. Comments gathered in the survey emphasize the collab- orative nature of planning, marketing and operations among Profile: Washington State Leads Nation different agencies: in Vanpooling "We have successfully integrated ridesharing and tran- The state of Washington boasts the nation's largest public van- sit based on our ability to provide information on ALL pool fleet, thanks in part to legislation, support, and funding commuting options available to commuters." from the state. Today, there are 20 public transit agencies that "We have an amazingly good relationship with our operate vanpool programs across the state (WSDOT 2011). local transit agency--which is supportive to the point As of January 2011, there were a total of 2,498 traditional Table 13 How Do You Coordinate With Other Entities Regarding Ridesharing? Responses Count Percent We report the results of our ridesharing program to another entity. 11 85 We participate in activities sponsored by others, such as regional events 11 85 and/or information tables at businesses. We meet with public transit agencies in the area to plan and/or coordinate. 10 77 We attend rideshare meetings with other kinds of agencies to plan 10 77 and/or coordinate. Our coordination is limited to occasional feedback on documents or 0 0 programs. Not applicable 0 0 Other 2 15 Total responses 13 100 Answers exceed 100% because respondents could choose multiple answers.