ORGANIZING AND OPERATING A VANPOOL PROGRAM: FEASIBILITY OF VANPOOLING IN VIRGINIA

The report identifies the various elements of passenger transportation vanpool programs and describes the procedures necessary for employers and agencies to implement a vanpool program, based on Virginia conditions. The concept of vanpools is introduced and benefits to management and employees are identified. Among these are reduced needs for parking, reduced traffic congestion, lower commuting costs and conveniences. Employer concerns about vanpool implementation are discussed, such as legal aspects and insurance costs. In Virginia there are no serious legal problems to prevent vanpooling. Experience with vanpools elsewhere in the U.S. indicate that methods for managing and operating programs differ from one company to another although the basic concept is similar to that selected by the 3M Company in its pioneering effort.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Virginia Highway and Transportation Research Council

    Charlottesville, VA  United States 

    Virginia Department of Highways

    Traffic and Planning Division, 1221 East Broad Street
    Richmond, VA  United States  23219

    University of Virginia, Charlottesville

    Center for Transportation Studies, P.O. Box 400742
    Charlottesville, VA  United States  22904-4742

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hoel, L A
    • Herrin, M
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153964
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/VHTRC/RD-77-R15Final Rpt., VHTRC-77-R15
  • Files: NTIS, NTL, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1981 12:00AM