The Vanpool Council of the Association for Commuter Transportation addresses and shares information related to vanpools, vanpool programs, public-private partnerships for delivery of vanpool services, contracting, program management, customer services, and promotional issues, among other topics.
The council has four workgroups that help address specific issues and concerns of the council members:
Vanpool is “a transit mode comprised of vans, small buses and other vehicles operating as a ride sharing arrangement, providing transportation to a group of individuals traveling directly between their homes and a regular destination within the same geographical area. The vehicles shall have a minimum seating capacity of seven persons, including the driver.” https://www.transit.dot.gov/ntd/national-transit-database-ntd-glossary
Thinking about starting a vanpool program? Want to know more about tax-free vanpool benefits? Do you know how a vanpool program would affect your bottom line? Are you aware of the public policy activities facing vanpools?ACT’s Vanpool Council provides you access to other industry professionals and resources. Please contact one of the Vanpool Council leadership members listed below.
The Vanpool Council meets quarterly. Each meeting features speakers on various vanpool topics and includes time for questions and answers, workgroup updates, and a chance for networking. View past minutes here.
For more information, contact the Vanpool Council leadership:
Lisa Kay Schweyer
Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
Commuteride – Ada Co. Highway District
Public Policy Committee Liaison:
International Conference Training Leader:
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
Directory Workgroup Leader: