Most vans are owned or leased by individual commuters; some are operated by employers. If you do not own a van, the 511 Rideshare will refer you to several leasing companies. Vans leased through 511 referred vendors are provided with a complete service package, including vehicle registration, insurance and maintenance.
If you are late or sick for your vanpool, call the driver (or a passenger). When on vacation, make arrangements with the driver and coordinator in advance. Standard fare usually reserves your seat for the entire month. Some vanpools have waiting lists of occasional riders who could sublet your seat.
511 Rideshare vanpool consultants will help you keep seats filled through our free 511 RideMatch Service, employer contacts and recruitment materials. It benefits everyone to recruit new passengers, which keep seats occupied and vanpool fares low.
Register online with the 511 RideMatch Service or call 511 and say Rideshare to request a matchlist. If you are interested in joining a vanpool as a passenger, look over the list of vanpools that share your commute and contact the van's driver or coordinator to find the best arrangement. If you would like to start a vanpool, indicate your preference in the appropriate field online or contact a 511 vanpool consultant. We're available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. to help you. There are many vanpool incentives available, so get started today!