Vanpools have multiple benefits for riders, employers, and the whole community.
The cost of gasoline, repairs and maintanence on your vehicle adds up. When you van pool, you share the expenses, saving you money.
Reduce the wear and tear, and put less mileage on your personal vehicle.
Access to HOV lanes can significantly shorten your commute. Stop getting caught in the snail lanes.
Avoid the hassle of dealing with traffic and stress before you even get to work. Use the extra time to get ahead, or just relax and enjoy the ride. Who knows, you might even make some new friends.
Reduce your footprint. Fewer vehicles on the road mean cleaner air, less congestion, and reduces our dependence on fossil fuels.
Tax benefits allow you to reduce payroll taxes by setting aside part of the employees pay as a non-taxable item. Or if you choose to subsidize the program, it can be deducted as a business expense.
Reduces absenteeism and tardiness. Employees are more likely to get to work on time and less stressed - in a more productive frame of mind.
Transportation provided to and from rural areas allows for a larger pool of potential employees. It is an additional benefit offering that gives you a competitive edge over other companies.
Reduces the need for parking facilities.
Each 15-passenger van can reduce up to 14 vehicles. Saves wear and tear on roads and other infrastructure.
The average car emits a quarter-pound of pollutants each mile it is driven. On a 100 mile commute, a single car can release 25 pounds of pollutants into the air.
Reduces our dependence on fossil fuels.