The fuel-saving potential of ridesharing is impressive. Los Angeles saved 2.3 million gallons of gasoline and reduced emissions by 3 million pounds, as well as saved $4 million saved by car and vanpools. Carpools are the easiest form of ridesharing and offers the greatest flexibility. Vanpools are most often organized by employers and have been reported to be convenient and successful. The number of vanpool or ride matching services is growing. Some local governments are providing incentives for ridesharing such as free downtown parking for carpools, and park and ride lots for vanpools. Recent gasoline regulations establish vanpools as priority users and expand the options that state offices and vanpooling groups have in obtaining gas during shortages. Staff on a vanpool fuel information line managed for DOE's Ridesharing program by SRI International can respond to inquiries on vanpool fuel allocations. They monitor regulatory issues, the development of gas rationing plans, and state actions which affect vanpool allocations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Energy

    Office of Consumer Affairs
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Moore, A
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

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  • Pagination: p. 16-18
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322694
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM