Collier Area Transit is currenlty working implementing a Vanpool Program that is a truly personalized shared ride experience with unlimited passengers and a guaranteed ride home. Vanpooling is an upgraded version of carpooling that saves money and adds valuable time back into your day. For information will provided as the program develops
A vanpool allows a group of people to share the ride similar to a carpool and just like a carpool one of those individuals is the driver. However, the biggest difference between a carpool and a vanpool is that a single van has the ability to impact a considerable larger group of people. Typically, a group of 5 to 15 people meet at a centralized location at a predetermined time that suits everyone to commute to a common designated point. Depending on the timing and operation, the vanpool could affect approximately 30 to 40 people.
The vanpool program is designed as a turnkey solution for commuters, private companies, and transit agencies with the intent to increase the number of persons per vehicle which reduces the number of vehicles on roads and is a cost savings for commuters and for the local community. By reducing the number of vehicles on roads the vehicle load is reduced which has a positive effect on the roadway maintenance costs, results in less roadway congestion, and a reduction in vehicular pollution.