a vantastic way to save.
Vanpooling is like carpooling, but with more people – and more saving! With a Ticket to Ride vanpool, you and up to 14 other people share the commute to and from work in a passenger van provided by Ticket to Ride. Each participant pays a monthly fare; the more people in your vanpool, the less you pay. And if you’re the primary driver, you pay no monthly fare at all!
- It saves gas
- It saves wear and tear on your car
- It promotes sustainability and cleaner air
- It lets you relax during the commute instead of stressing over rush hour traffic
How much does it cost?
The short answer: a lot less than driving by yourself every day. As a Ticket to Ride vanpool participant, you will be billed individually each month. Here’s how we calculate your monthly fare:
|maintenance fee||monthly mileage x $0.21|
|fuel expense||fuel expensed by driver using fleet card|
|total operating costs||maintenance fee + insurance fee + fuel expenses|
|monthly fare per passenger||total operating costs ÷ number of passengers|
Don’t forget the tax benefit
Your employer can subsidize your vanpool costs and deduct the costs as an ordinary business expense through the Commuter Check or Tranben program. Or you may be eligible for a tax break if your employer offers a pre-tax payroll deduction.
Can I be the driver?
Absolutely. Vanpool drivers are designated on a volunteer basis. And if you’re the primary driver, you pay no monthly fare and have access to the van for personal use up to 200 miles. All you need is a valid driver’s license and be approved by Ticket To Ride’s vanpool insurance provider.
How do I become part of a vanpool?
Easy. You can view current vanpools, start a new vanpool, or view vanpools that are in the process of forming in your area. Questions? Call 502.267.5400 or toll-free at 1-866-822-POOL.
Join a Ticket to Ride vanpool today. It’s the smart way to commute.