Share The Ride
Commute Connector has made finding carpool or vanpool partners easy. Download our free Commute Connector mobile app to find carpool or vanpool partners. Plus, you can earn rewards by tracking your trips on the app.
- Carpooling is a simple concept where two or more people share a ride to a common destination, like work or school.
- Some carpool groups rotate drivers and cars, which helps reduce the wear and tear on vehicles.
- Some carpool groups pitch in money to cover the cost of gas and tolls.
The Southwest Florida Vanpool Program, with vehicles provided through COMMUTE with Enterprise, offers assistance to commuters who live or work in our 12-county region. For commuters, vanpooling provides a low cost, convenient, reduced stress commute. The vehicles vary in type based on need of the vanpool. Large passenger vans, minivans and crossover vehicles have been added to the fleet. Commuters that live in the same area and work in the same location form their own vanpools of 4-15 commuters.
- Convenient: Vanpool members decide on a flexible route and schedule. For convenience, many passengers meet at centralized Park & Ride Lots.
- Affordable: Vanpooling means no wear and tear on your car, saving on gas, maintenance as well as qualifying for possible discounts on auto insurance.
- Reduces Stress: Vanpool members reduce stress just by sharing the driving with other members. Additionally, traveling in groups enhances personal safety.
- Some Employers offer commuter benefits that could offset the costs.
The per-person expense depends on the commute distance (fuel expense) and the total number of riders.
Vanpool participants qualify for the Emergency Ride Home Program provided by Commute Connector. This program will reimburse program participants for their ride home in the event of a qualifying emergency such as illness or unscheduled overtime.
If you are looking for information regarding starting or joining a vanpool group, please contact us today!