iCarpool is ready to connect drivers and riders going to SE Redmond, Willows Road, and Overlake in Redmond.

Share the ride. Share the cost. Share the rewards.

Real Time Rideshare with iCarpool is the next generation of carpooling.  

It allows you to find a ride when you need one, using the latest in mobile app technology.  

Real Time Rideshare.  No commitment. No fixed schedule.

Drivers and riders going to SE Redmond, Willows Road (and Totem Lake), or Overlake in Redmond share the cost of the trip via an automated in-app payment system. Riders pay $0.26 per mile (set fee of $1.50 for the first 5 miles). Drivers are reimbursed $0.17 per mile.

How It Works – Riders meet Drivers on-the-fly!

Up to an hour before leaving, drivers post their trip on the app.  Riders searching for a trip along the same route or to the same destination will be matched with the driver. 

Once both rider and driver have accepted the match, the rider will receive a digital boarding pass to show to the driver at the agreed-on pick-up point.

Safety is Our Priority

Drivers are pre-screened by iCarpool plus both rider and driver have the opportunity to view each other’s profiles and user-reviews before agreeing to the ride-match. Learn more.

How to Get Started

  1. Download the free iCarpool app. iCarpool will provide you with $25 of free ride credits just for signing up.
  2. Register as either a driver or a rider.
  3. Drivers fill out the super-simple Driver Application Form.
  4. Get ready for less stress, HOV advantages, and big cost savings! 
    • No matches on your first try? Keep trying! As more drivers and riders come on board, you'll be sure to find matches.

Earn rewards when you link iCarpool and RideshareOnline.com accounts

King County Metro and City of Redmond are offering ADDITIONAL REWARDS if you link your iCarpool account to your Go Redmond account and you work in either SE Redmond or Willows Road.

Linking these accounts through your profile “My Account” page will allow your iCarpool trips to be automatically entered onto the trip calendar.   Once your accounts are linked you may be eligible for great rewards such as:

  1. $100 in rewards for Redmond Drivers! Drivers can earn a $25 Gift Card or iCarpool ride credit after they give their first ride, and an additional $25 Gift Card or iCarpool ride credit for every  five trips they provide up to 15 trips.
  2. $75 in rewards for Redmond Riders! For every 8 real time rideshare trips you take you’ll be offered a $25 gift card or ride credit, up to a maximum of 24 trips.
  3. Riders can get 8 free rides home with Uber or Lyft! Redmond riders who link their iCarpool account to their RideshareOnline.com account can enroll in the Emergency Ride Home program, making them eligible to receive up to 8 free rides with Uber or Lyft ride-hailing services. These rides can be used to get home on any day you rode to work with Redmond Real Time Rideshare.

Worried about Finding a Ride Home? Emergency Ride Home has you covered.

You’ll never be stranded at work when you ride with Redmond Real Time Rideshare.

With the Emergency Ride Home Program (ERH), Redmond Real Time Rideshare commuters have a built-in safety net. Sign up for the ERH program on Go Redmond or RideshareOnline.com to receive promo codes for using Uber or Lyft to get you home when you need it (some exclusions apply). 

All Southeast Redmond and Willows Road Real Time Rideshare users who link their Go Redmond and RideshareOnline.com accounts are eligible. You can use these rides any day you rode to work with Real Time Rideshare and can’t get a ride home through the iCarpool app. We’ll also get you home in case of a childcare, medical, or personal emergency. To enroll, go to your RideshareOnline.com account and follow the prompts. Learn more.



Redmond Real-Time Rideshare is a partnership between King County Metro and the City of Redmond, using the locally-developed iCarpool app. Fuel and maintenance reimbursement takes place through the app so no cash ever changes hands. The reimbursement is capped at the Federal reimbursement rate.