VANPOOLS AND HOV LANES. FOURTH NATIONAL HIGH-OCCUPANCY VEHICLE (HOV) FACILITIES CONFERENCE, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, WASHINGTON, D.C., APRIL 10-12, 1990

This conference presentation describes the Virginia Vanpool Association (VVPA), which is the largest association of independent vanpool owners and operators in the nation. The VVPA works behind the scenes supporting the creation of vanpools, ridesharing offices, insurance programs, park-and-ride lots, and high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes. The VVPA offers maintenance, safety, operational, and matching services for its members through newsletters and periodic meetings. The nearly 500 vanpools on the I-395 HOV lanes -- about 10% of the commuters in the corridor -- represents the best market penetration of vanpools in the nation. In addition, approximately 18% of all central business district bound work trips from Prince William County, which is served by both the I-95 and I-66 HOV lanes, utilize vanpools. A 1986 survey of vanpool riders and drivers, conducted by VVPA, showed a high level of satisfaction among riders and identified the importance of HOV lanes to the success of vanpools. Included in this presentation are several ideas for expanding the use of HOV facilities.

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    • Pratsch, L W
  • Publication Date: 1990-12

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: p. 25-27
  • Monograph Title: FOURTH NATIONAL HIGH-OCCUPANCY VEHICLE (HOV) FACILITIES CONFERENCE, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, WASHINGTON, D.C., APRIL 10-12, 1990
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  • Accession Number: 00605724
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  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM