How Vanpools Work

Vanpools are more formal arrangements than carpools. A vanpool group consists of 5-6 commuters who have agreed to ride to work together. Driving is shared amongst the group, with all approved drivers having completed an online defensive driving course and maintaining a safe driving record (VanGoTM biannually checks the driving record of all its approved drivers.)

Each route has a Coordinator who's responsible for keeping logs that tie into our Federal reporting—and our funding--, scheduling maintenance, and introducing new riders to the route. In exchange for these duties they are offered a discount on their fare.

When searching for a vanpool to get you to work, you will first ask to join the group. (If no seats are presently available, your name is added to a wait list.) You will be contacted when a seat is available, and you'll be asked to sign the participant agreement.

Have our web site search for you. Just like carpools, if you don't initially find a vanpool route, enable our New Match Alert Feature. Our web site will periodically check for new or updated vanpool route profiles that match to you, and you'll be notified automatically.