What is a vanpool?
A vanpool is a group of six to 15 people who commute to work together in a Valley Metro van. Due to COVID-19, the minimum of six riders is not currently required in order to give riders more room for social distancing. Each van is required to have a primary and alternate driver. Riders share the cost of operating the van by paying a monthly fare that includes insurance, maintenance and roadside assistance. Riders also split the cost of fuel. Some employers provide a vanpool subsidy to help lower the monthly cost of the fare. Check with your employer about this benefit. The vanpool group establishes their own ground rules for their vanpool: route, stops, fare collection, assigned drivers, etc.
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What are the benefits?
- Saves money on your commute costs.
- Cleaner air and less traffic.
- Save wear and tear on your personal car.
- Reduces stress from driving during peak commute time.
- Save time by driving in the HOV lane.
- Save money on your personal car insurance.
- Make new friends.
How much does it cost?
The average cost is $5 per person, per day. The monthly fares are based on round trip mileage and the size of the vehicle. Check with your employer about a vanpool subsidy.
For more information about vanpools and how to get one started, call the Valley Metro Vanpool Coordinator at (602) 523-6062 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.