A vanpool is a group of five or more who share their commute in a van, either run by a private company or a local transit agency. The van takes you from a prearranged meeting place to work, school or other destinations.
Get in on an existing vanpool
Check existing routes to see if they work for your schedule. Some vanpools are full; some have spaces for new riders:
Or start a new route
1. Find a vanpool provider:
- In Clark County and other areas it serves, C-Tran helps commuters start a vanpool using its own vans. Groups of five or more are eligible.
- Enterprise Rideshare. Groups of five or more can form a new vanpool. Enterprise can also help you find a seat on an existing vanpool.
also helps you find existing vanpools by employer name or your zip code, or start a new one.
- EcoShuttle’s biodiesel commuter vans and buses have Wi-Fi and power ports. It also moves large groups if you’re hosting a special event.
For new groups, Metro offers a financial incentive for vans leased from Enterprise or VRide: $350 per month for the first three months. Other restrictions apply.
2. Find fellow riders – co-workers (including people in nearby businesses) who live near you, or neighbors who work near your work or school destination. Or find potential co-riders at Drive Less. Connect.
3. Choose a spot to meet, such as one of the many TriMet park and ride locations.
Tip: For a primer on co-riding in the region, see Portland Afoot’s vanpooling page.