VANPOOLS FOR URBAN TRANSPORTATION: THEIR LEGISLATIVE BASE, PROMOTION AND POTENTIAL

This research report reflects the view that vanpooling has emerged as a viable and new form of commuter transportation that can help meet public goals of reduced fuel consumption, air pollution, and congestion while affording benefits to individuals and employers; it is worthy of state attention. The report aims to serve as a general assessment of current legislative interest and state promotional development in vanpooling. Information herein should be useful to the following: federal and state regulatory and legislative bodies; federal, state, and local transportation related agencies; university research groups; and employer organizations with or without ridesharing programs for employees. The objectives of this report are as follows: to draw attention to state vanpool development and legislative action; to catalogue how the fifty states approach their regulation of vanpool operations; to present a compendium of state legislative interest, promotion, and development in vanpooling in a scenario format for use by other states; to present a case study documentation of Minnesota's response to promoting and developing vanpooling as a viable commuter mode; and to offer a package list of employer, legislative, and regulatory actions which should be taken to promote the development of shared-ride services like vanpooling. This report contains a comprehensive bibliography on vanpooling to date. Appendix A contains a glossary of trms; Appendix B is a compendium of state legislative interest, promotion, and development of vanpooling activity; and Appendix C contains the letters sent to State Transportation Committees (50 states), DOT personnel, and Regulatory Body Personnel. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Department of Transportation, Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Department of Urban Planning and Civil Engineering
    Seattle, WA  USA  98195
  • Authors:
    • Ford, R H
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 264 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178800
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-WA-11-0005-78-4
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1981 12:00AM