- Getting Around
What is Vanpool?
A vanpool is a group of 5 to 15 people who share their work commute. Riders pay a low monthly fare and enjoy a cost-effective, safe, reliable commute.
Vanpooling Saves You Money
Vanpooling is an affordable solution to fight today’s expensive commuting costs. According to AAA, it costs an average of 58.99¢ per mile* (effective 2018) to operate a personal vehicle, and we’re not talking SUVs! Multiply that by your yearly commute miles and the total cost can be staggering.
Enjoy the Benefits!
Many employers provide incentives for vanpooling ranging from a few dollars to a full fare subsidy, and offer preferential parking. Ask your employer about their Commute Trip Reduction program.
In addition to enjoying the possible benefit of an employer subsidy, you will also:
- Save money
- Reduce wear and tear on your car
- Reduce commuting stress
- Access HOV lanes
Low Monthly Fares
Vanpool fares are based on the van’s daily round trip mileage and the number of riders in the van. Fares cover the costs of operating the vanpool, including fuel, insurance and maintenance.
Go ahead and sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.
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FMF (First Month FREE) Incentive is Back!
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Testimonials from our riders
When we ask people to tell us what they love about vanpooling, here’s what they had to say…
- I’ve been riding my vanpool for over a year now. Absolutely love it! It’s nice to be able to get off of work and just sit back and relax and not have to deal with the horrible traffic and road construction that’s going on everywhere.
- I love riding the vanpool. It makes my day so much better, because I save a lot of money not driving into work every day and also I don't have to pay for parking every day. I also love that I get to sleep in the morning.
- I love vanpooling and the employer financial assistance really helps keep me and my truck off the freeway.