Commuter Information

Share the ride with a group and save even more!

What is a vanpool?

A commuter vanpool is a group of seven to 15 people who ride to and from work each day in a comfortable passenger van.

Want to form your own vanpool?

We’ll guide you through the process, using our online ridematch database to link you with other commuters from your area. We can help you find riders, plan your route, and calculate the monthly cost per person. You may also be able to join one of the existing vanpools operating throughout Southwest Florida. Call Commuter Services today to learn more!

How much does it cost?

The cost of vanpooling varies from van to van. Each van passenger pays an equal share of the operating costs which include the van payment, gasoline, parking, etc. So the more riders you have, the less you pay! A Commuter Services representative can provide information on existing vanpools and let you know if you are eligible for a vanpool subsidy.

Why should I vanpool?

  • Save! Lower your commuting costs and reduce wear and tear on your personal vehicle
  • Relax. You can catch up on work, read the newspaper, or even sleep!
  • Help clean our air. Less traffic means less air pollution.
  • If you ever need to leave work unexpectedly, the Emergency Ride Home program offers up to four free rides home annually.

How do I get started Vanpooling?

Give Commuter Services a call at 1.866.585.RIDE or register in our online ridematch database. If you’d like some preliminary information, send us an email with your contact information, and a Commuter Services representative will get in touch with you to discuss available options. You may also download a rideshare application and mail or fax back to Commuter Services.