Traditionally, five or more people share a vanpool. This can greatly cut down commute costs and stress. Some employers may offer vans within their own fleets for employee vanpools, which would benefit employees by saving commute costs, and employers may receive pre-tax benefits through IRS code 132 (f).
Vanpooling is a sustainable way to travel for longer commutes (over 10 miles each way). Its many benefits include:
Save on Gas, Parking, & Insurance
Less Wear & Tear
Less Stress Commuting
Improve Air Quality
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Take advantage of a smarter commute option! Save time and money with an easy and convenient way to get to work with the Capital Metro RideShare program. The program provides eligible groups of 5-12 people with a month-to-month vanpool lease agreement including insurance, maintenance, 24-hour roadside assistance, and optional fuel purchasing program.
Vanpool fares vary and are based on vehicle type, commute distance, group size, fuel, and tolls. The monthly cost is shared by the number of riders. The Metro RideShare program provides groups with a monthly subsidy towards the vanpool lease. Vanpool groups must have an origin and/or destination in the Capital Metro service area.
Visit www.capmetro.org/rideshare or call 512-477-RIDE (7433) to create or join a vanpool.
Commuters may also choose Enterprise Rideshare for reliable and quality vehicles to experience the same Enterprise Rent-A-Car Customer Service that has made them a national leader. Enterprise Rideshare transports more than 25,000 riders a day in vanpools. The program is supported by the extensive Enterprise Rent-A-Car neighborhood network of more than 5,500 rental offices located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population.
As part of the full-service vanpool package, you’ll get a late-model, well-equipped vehicle for maximum comfort, plus comprehensive maintenance, roadside assistance, and insurance, as well as access to their Guaranteed Ride Home program.
Contact Enterprise by calling 800 VAN-4-WORK, and they can answer any questions you may have about the benefits of vanpooling with Enterprise Rideshare.
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