Vanpools

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Vanpools

What is a Vanpool?

Vanpooling is a cost effective alternative for your daily commute as vanpool members share vehicle, gas and toll costs. Vanpool groups pick routes, schedules, and pick up and drop off locations to optimize rider convenience and comfort.

In most cases, one person from the group of five to 15 commuters volunteers to do the driving in exchange for a free commute and personal use of the vehicle. Each group has at least one backup driver who assumes responsibility for the van should the regular driver be ill or on vacation. The pick-up/drop-off points and the route are set and agreed to by the group. 

Vanpool Subsidies

At Harvard vanpools park free of charge and participating employees receive 50% off the cost of their vanpool on a pre-tax basis by purchasing Commuter Checks on the transit online ordering system. After accessing the system, select MassRIDES Vanpools or vRide – Vanpool from the dropdown menu. In order to recieve a 50% subsidy, you must first email CommuterChoice or call 617.384.RIDE (7433).

Vanpools can also qualify for a monthly subsidy of up to $600 from MassDOT through their Massachusetts Commuter Vanpool Program

 

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    Lean about vanpool tips and tools, join an existing vanpool or start a new one with the help of the State Travel Options Program.

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    Find an existing vanpool or start a new one

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    EmergencyRideHomeNARROW_iStock17374915_Header.jpgIf you take transit, carpool, vanpool, walk or bike to work, you can be reimbursed for up to four trips per year via taxi or rental car in the event of a personal or family emergency.

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