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! point2pointSolutions can help!
The point2point Solutions Drive Less Connect 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 allows you to:
• 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-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!
There are seats available now on the Corvallis to Eugene Vanpool! For information on this or other vanpools, contact Valley VanPool at (877) VAN- GOGO or visit www.valleyvanpool.info
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.
The smarttrips kits for South Central Neighborhood residents for the 2015 summer include the following transportation option materials:
- Valley Vanpool Brochure
- DriveLessConnect- Carpool/Ride matching services
- UnLock Carshare-Information about car sharing programs that let you rent a car by the hour
- SmartDrive Tips-Education on safe and energy efficient driving
- Driver Safety Information-Drivers 55 Plus: Facts and Suggestions for Safe Driving
- The Oregon Parent Guide to Teen Driving