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Vanpool Council


The Vanpool Council of the Association for Commuter Transportation is North America’s most respected association for professionals who specialize in the provision of vanpool services. The Council addresses and shares information related to vanpools, including public-private partnerships, contracting issues, promotional issues, and others.

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, such as NHTSA safety issues, capital cost of contracting, or transit issues?  The answers to these questions and the assistance you need are at the core of this council’s existence. ACT’s Vanpool Council provides valuable information about changing laws, regulations, and business practices that have a direct bottom line impact on our business.

Vanpool Council Participants

Vanpool Council members represent a diverse cross-section of private-sector business and public-sector organizations who develop or manage vanpool-related programs around the country. Working together to develop commute solutions with business and community benefits, Vanpool Council members have one thing in common — they’re experts in developing innovative transportation solutions.

The core group of participants represents vanpool providers, transit agencies, regional rideshare agencies, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), transportation management associations (TMAs), and private employers.

Whats New

FMCSA Releases Guidance on Passenger Carrier Legislation

FTA finalizes Buy America Waiver for Minivans
ACT Response to FTA Buy America Waiver for Minivans

FTA Q&A Related to Local Match & Vanpools

ACT Vanpool safety brochure
Best practices for vanpool safety

FTA Announces Policy on Changes to Buy America in FAST ACT

FTA Announces Proposed Rule on Transit Agency Safety Plans
FTA Safety NPRM Resources

Meetings & Minutes

December 21, 2016 Minutes

June 15, 2016 Minutes

May 18, 2016 Minutes

For more information, contact the Vanpool Council:


Lisa Kay Schweyer  
Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission

Vice Chair:
Annette Harper
Commuterride – Ada Co. Highway District


Angie Wilkie
Valley Metro



Public Policy Committee Liaison:
Michelle Althoff
Enterprise Rideshare



Directory Workgroup Leader:
Pamela Blackwolf
Parsons Brinckerhoff



International Conference Training Leader:
Patty Olmsted
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

Communications Workgroup Leader:
Jamila Owens