Vanpools are defined as vehicles used to carry from seven to fifteen passengers. This form of pooling on a wide scale can reduce traffic during peak hours, help alleviate air pollution and aid energy conservation. The vanpool participant profits by having door to door transportation and reduced travel costs. The employer profits by having a multipurpose vehicle. Large employers can implement their own vanpool systems. While smaller ones may find it convenient to use an outside agency. Vanpools sometimes grow out of two carpools serving the same area. Employees should be used for support and promotion of vanpools. The 3M Corporation's "Commute-a-Van" has been very successful.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report is part of a series. The full report is entered in HRIS as 263921. Prepared by Alan M. Voorhees and Associates, Inc.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Carpools; Energy; Vanpools
  • Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00261663
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 6 1981 12:00AM