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Tue, Jan 17, 2012

Free Webinar About Vanpools on Jan. 31

Phoenix, AZ (Jan. 17, 2012)  Commuters making the trek regularly from home to work have an opportunity to free themselves from the boredom of the daily drive. Valley Metro is hosting a vanpool webinar for the public on January 31 to give anyone an opportunity to learn more about the travel alternative.

“More than 3,000 satisfied commuters have discovered the secret,” said Eddie Caine, Valley Metro vanpool program manager. “The benefits of vanpools range from saving time and money to expanding your network of friends and business contacts.”

Webinar Details:
-Tuesday, Jan. 31, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
-Participate at your desk—and have the opportunity to ask questions or respond to simple survey questions.
-Cost:  Free
-Register at

A vanpool works essentially like a large carpool. A group of 6-15 commuters, who travel generally to and from the same locations, share the cost of operating the van with no long term lease. The van is typically driven by one of the members of the vanpool. Click here for more information about vanpools.

The vanpool webinar will help:

-Define what a vanpool is and its benefits to commuters
-Provide information about what your commute is currently costing and how you can save
-Learn tips from the “pros!” Two vanpool drivers will share their experiences.
-Get next steps on forming your own vanpool.

For more information about the vanpool webinar, contact Suzanne Day at 602.523.6063 or

Valley Metro RPTA provides eco-friendly public transit options to residents of greater Phoenix and Maricopa County, including a clean-fuel bus fleet, low-emissions light rail, commuter vanpools, online carpool matching, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. Funding is provided by local and federal revenues. A board of 16 governments sets the policy direction for the agency and works to improve and regionalize the public transit system. All service and projects funded by the Proposition 400 Regional Transportation Plan funds approved by Maricopa County voters in November 2004.                           
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