The report analyzes the planning, organization, and operation of commuter van programs (often called van pools) in the U.S. and Canada. More than 30 existing operations have been examined and classified by considering the major organizational arrangements for providing the service. The potential benefits van commuting generates for the users, employers and community are discussed, and the paper presents guidelines on the demand environment and indicates the service characteristics that are likely to be important in attracting riders. Major legal issues including public regulation, competition with bus transit, liability and insurance, and implications of driver compensation are also reviewed. The potential for widespread van programs and the proposals for large-scale, areawide van service are also discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper copy also available in set of 2 reports as PB-252 303-SET, PC$8.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Institute

    2100 M Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20037

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Miller, G K
    • Green, M A
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136802
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UI-5050-2-2 Final Rpt., UMTA-DC-06-0120-76-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2003 12:00AM