How does it work?
Pace supplies the vehicle and covers costs, including:
Fuel • Tolls • Insurance • Maintenance • Roadside assistance • Van washes
There are two ways to become a Vanpooler. You could either join an existing Pace Vanpool or start a new group.
To join an existing Pace Vanpool
To find a seat in a Pace Vanpool use our Vanpool & Carpool Matching Tool. Set up an account, decide on the role you want (primary driver, backup driver or rider) and search for possible groups traveling along your route to work. There are two types of vanpools: Traditional and Feeder. When you find a vanpool group to commute with, submit an online request to join. Pace will contact you to share more about the commute, fares and how things work. You can set up 3 FREE rides before joining or begin riding right away.
To form a new Pace Vanpool
The first step is to form a group of 4 or more commuters. You may know interested coworkers or have an existing carpool. If you need assistance with finding others, consider searching for commuters with our Vanpool & Carpool Matching Tool, distributing our "Join my Group" Flyer, and/or approaching your company’s Human Resource Department, Transportation Coordinator or Property Manager for assistance with identifying other commuters at your company (and even nearby employers) that might be interested in sharing a ride with you.
Once you have a group, pick two drivers: one primary driver and one backup driver. There can be more than one backup driver in a group.
In exchange for driving and coordination responsibilities, all primary drivers can use the Pace van for personal trips within mileage limits. Primary drivers also pay no monthly fare in a group of 4 or more vanpoolers.
Backup drivers help with driving and save on the monthly fare. There can be more than one backup driver in a group. A backup driver receives a $25/month discount (or $15/month discount in part-time groups).
When organizing a Pace vanpool, consider these group formation tips and complete the Pace Vanpool application.
The approval process length can be impacted by how quickly drivers are available for the training course. Upon course completion, Pace provides the van to the primary driver and everyone can start saving money while enjoying a better commute together.
You′ll save money, help reduce congestion and have a more productive commute by ridesharing.