Ride Share

Smarttrips Eugene

On average, there are 3.8 empty seats in every car. You’ve got those extra seats in your car just begging to be used. Get There can help!

GetThere Logo Opens in new windowGet There is filled with people who care about making wise transportation choices, and more commuters are being added from our community all the time. Sign up and create a trip to automatically view your matches! 

When you share the cost of commuting with one other person, you cut your travel expenses in half. Add a third or fourth person, and most of your current commuting expense goes right back into your wallet.

Carpooling Benefits

  • Save money on gas and parking 
  • Relax and let someone else drive some of the time 
  • Save wear and tear and depreciation on your car 
  • Help alleviate traffic congestion and green house gas emissions in your community

Suggestions for Successful Ridesharing 

Get acquainted and contact the commuters on your match list. Meet your potential carpool partners in a public place to discuss the details of the carpool arrangement.


Many of us commute to our worksites in the Eugene/Springfield Metro area from outlying communities. The longer we spend in our cars every day, the greater the toll on our nerves, our wallets, and our environment. For many commuters, vanpooling can be a perfect solution.

Save Money – Reduce Stress 

Vanpool participants save time and money on parking, gas, wear and tear on their car, and lower personal auto insurance bills. Vanpoolers advocate for the environment by reducing air pollution, traffic, and demand for roads and parking facilities. You’ll arrive at work safe, on time and relaxed. But the benefits don’t stop there. By vanpooling you can begin to use your commute time productively to catch up on your work, your sleep or the latest best seller.

What is a Vanpool? 

A vanpool is a group of 5 to 15 people who live and work in the same geographical area and share the ride to work.

How much does it cost? 

Monthly fares are based on the lease cost (determined by the number of average monthly miles and the type and size of the van) and fuel expenses. Additionally, Valley VanPool provides a monthly subsidy to make the cost of ridership even more affordable. Monthly fares per rider generally run between $120 and $160 per month. The more riders in the van–the lower the cost!

Dive on in! 

Valley Van Pool Opens in new window There are seats available now on the Corvallis to Eugene Vanpool. Also contact Valley VanPool by phone at (877) VAN- GOGO.

Valley VanPool vans are leased by the driver from a third-party vanpool provider (Enterprise Rideshare and VPSI Inc.), while Cascades West, Cherriots Rideshare and point2point Solutions at LTD provide support and subsidy for the commuters.

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