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How to start a vanpool

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Vanpools may be started by groups of commuters or their employers. Use these simple steps to start a vanpool. Find people who travel from near your home to your worksite or nearby worksites.

Vanpool providers

Enterprise Rideshare
Leslee Moore

Jessica Silverman

Ideas to help you get started

People riding in vanpools typically live and work near each other. Check with your co-workers to see who lives nearby you. Also, by registering on Drive Less. Connect., you can find other people who want to share a ride and might be interested in a vanpool. Register now

Park and ride lots make particularly good places for people to meet their fellow vanpoolers. TriMet has a large network of park and ride lots across the region. Learn more

Metro works with two companies, Enterprise Rideshare and VRide, that specialize in leasing vans to vanpool groups. Lease rates include the cost of the van plus insurance and maintenance. Fuel is an additional cost.

If you are starting a new vanpool group, Metro offers an incentive of $350 per month off the lease cost for vans leased from either Enterprise or VRide. The incentive applies for the first three months only. Other restrictions apply. Contact Enterprise or VRide for details.

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