Vanpools are a flexible, comfortable, cost-effective way for groups of five to 15 commuters to share their ride to work. Riding in a van can reduce stress, shorten your commute time by traveling in an HOV lane, and on average, members can save over $6000 annually! Washington and Idaho rideshare agencies provide the modern vans, gas cards, insurance and maintenance. Just select Vanpool Providers for more information in your area.
To get started, sign up for a ridematch at RideshareOnline.com to receive a customized list of others that live and work near you. You can search for existing groups to join or start your own vanpool. Each vanpool agency is unique, but most fares cover gas, insurance, maintenance, roadside assistance, and an emergency ride home. Some programs even offer to waive the fare and allow personal use of the van for participants willing to drive.
Ask around. Post a sign in a hard to miss place with the template provided - just click on and print out Vanpool Starting. Your transportation coordinator or human resources department may be able to help you find a co-worker looking to share the ride.
Some vanpool providers offer short distance vanpooling called vanshare. Vanshare bridges the gap between the bus, rail or ferry and home or work for groups of five or more commuters. These vans are placed at transportation hubs, such as bus or rail stations, to carry groups of employees to and from their workplace. Find a vanshare provider in your area.