Carpool / Vanpool
Carpooling is a great option for people who want to share a ride to work in a private car. When you carpool, you reduce commuting stress, save money, and enjoy time spent riding to work with a neighbor or new friend. 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!
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.
More than just a ride to the office, when you vanpool, you leave behind your stressful commute, save money, and free up valuable time you can use to relax, catch up on some work, or even grab that much-needed (and well deserved) nap. The longer you spend in your car every day, the greater the toll on your nerves, your wallets, and the environment. For many commuters, vanpooling can be a perfect solution.
Valley VanPool is a collaboration of Cascades West Rideshare, Cherriots Rideshare, and Point2point at Lane Transit District. Valley Vanpool currently has over 50 Vanpools traveling in the Willamette Valley. These vans reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) by nearly 500,000 miles each month. Each passenger pays a monthly fare to ride in the van. Fares are based on the number of average monthly miles and the cost of the vanpool lease and fuel expenses. Monthly cost per rider is generally between $100 and $160 per month depending on the number of riders in the vanpool.
Vanpooling allows you to:
- Leave the stressful driving to someone else
- Have more time to read, catch-up on podcasts, or sleep
- Save money on gas and wear and tear on your personal vehicle
- Be environmentally conscious