Joining a carpool is a great way to help share our world’s energy burden. Finding one is easy,and by doing so, you’re helping decrease pollution, traffic congestion, while paying less for gas!
Drivelessconnect.com is an easy and convenient way to find someone to share a ride in Oregon and SW Washington. Simply log on, and you will receive guidance through a matching process. The matching system is unique in helping you find someone along your commute route (not necessarily starting and ending at the exact same place), which expands your commuting options. The service also connects anyone who might be looking for bike commuters to ride with or other ways to connect with non-car commuting partners.
A vanpool is a group of 5 to 15 people who share their commute. The vanpool travels from home (or a prearranged meeting place) to work, school, or other destinations. Vanpools may be started by groups of commuters or their employers. The MetroVan vanpool program coordinates vanpool services for commuters who travel into the Portland, Oregon metropolitan region for work or school.
Vanpool incentives help commuters â€œDrive less. Save more.â€
Vanpooling with a MetroVan can cost a quarter of what you would pay to drive alone! MetroVan helps make vanpooling even more economical with a new incentive program that pays for 50% of the basic monthly van lease cost, not including fuel. Passengers split the remaining costs. Monthly costs per rider, including fuel, are $60 to $95 for a 30-mile roundtrip, compared to $266 a month to drive alone.
- To qualify for a MetroVan incentive, the vanpool must:
- Travel to a destination in the Portland metropolitan area,
- Originate at least ten miles from the destination or travel through a congested corridor,
- Use one of MetroVan’s vanpool providers, and
- Maintain a minimum of five participants, including the driver, three or more days a week.
Emergency Ride Home
If a family emergency occurs before it is time for your vanpool to return home, then your ride is only a phone call away. MetroVan provides vanpool participants a free emergency ride home in a cab.
Current vanpool routes and schedules
There may already be a MetroVan vanpool that meets your commute needs.
For more information, call 503-813-7566 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The hearing impaired may call TDD 503-797-1804.