Vanpools

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Questions?

For assistance with issues related to your transit pass:

Edenred Commuter Benefits

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CommuterChoice

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1350 Massachusetts Avenue Room 750
Cambridge, MA 02138.

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 by purchasing Commuter Checks on the transit online ordering system. After accessing the system, select Enterpris Vanpool from the dropdown menu. In order to recieve a 50% subsidy, you must first email CommuterChoice or call 617.384.RIDE (7433).

Join or Form a Vanpool

For employees interested in joining an existing vanpool search for vans and routes in Zimride. For information on forming a vanpool please contact CommuterChoice.

    Vanpool One Day Parking Permit

    Register and print your one day permit. Vanpoolers can drive alone up to 4 times per month and one-day permits can be created up to 14 days in advance.

    Emergency Ride Home

    EmergencyRideHomeNARROW_iStock17374915_Header.jpgEmployees who do not drive alone to work can be reimbursed for up to four trips per year via taxi or rental car in the event of a personal or family emergency.

    More info here