If your commute is 35 miles or more one-way and you know others who make the same trip, you’re a good prospect for a vanpool – a cost efficient, time sensitive, and comfortable way to travel to and from work.
How does it work? One person volunteers to be the primary driver/coordinator of the van. In exchange for taking on that responsibility, the driver gets to use the van for personal transportation, even at night or on the weekends.
Riders usually meet at a designated pick-up location such as a Park and Ride lot. Some vans have more than one pick-up point, some don’t. The same applies to drop-off points at the destination. It all depends on the nature and needs of the vanpool group.
The riders share a fee that covers the cost of the vanpool lease and gas. The leasing price depends on the size of the van and the number of miles the vanpool travels each month. All maintenance, license, and insurance costs are included in the lease.
Contact us if interested in forming a vanpool:
Frequently Asked Questions
The van is leased from Commute with Enterprise, who connects coworkers living near each other and supply the recent-model SUV, van or crossover of their choice. Everyone benefits from more savings and a more enjoyable commute.
Get Matched with a Vanpool
Register with RideShare’s ride matching software to search vanpools in your area.
Our program covers anyone who lives or works in the following areas: cities of Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton and Waynesboro; and the counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Bath, Fluvanna, Greene, Highland, Louisa, Nelson, Rockbridge and Rockingham. Our database consists of hundreds of registered commuters with new commuters registering every day. It is possible that other commuters seeking to share a ride may contact you. Please note that RideShare does not sell, share, or trade the information you provide.