The 3M Commute-A-Van Program is a system whereby the 3M Company furnishes a standard 12-passenger van to an employee willing to take at least 8 other employees to and from work. The employee driver is compensated with free rides, personal use of the van at a reasonable mileage rate and the excess fares for any passengers over the minimum of 8. The program began as a 6-van pilot operation at 3M Center in April 1973. Since that time, the program has expanded to include as of May 1974, a total of 57 vans. Further expansion of the program at 3M installations both in St. Paul, Minnesota, and elsewhere is anticipated. Many transportation, environmental, and energy benefits have been achieved as a direct result of 3M's Commute-A-Van Program. In addition, a substantial amount of ramp-type parking construction at 3M Center has been delayed. Many other van pooling programs have been started by other firms as a result of the 3M experience. It is felt that van pooling can certainly make a significant contribution towards solving many of our perplexing urban transportation problems. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    3M Company

    3M Traffic Safety Systems, 3M Center
    Maplewood, MN  United States  55144
  • Authors:
    • Owens, R D
    • Sever, H L
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 50 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126381
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Status Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1981 12:00AM