Metro Vanpool

New Incentives are Available
Driving alone on crowded highways can be an expensive, frustrating experience that increases congestion and pollution. Commuting in a Metro VanPool van:
  • Eliminates the stress of driving
  • Reduces traffic congestion and air pollution
  • Saves money on car maintenance, fuel and insurance
A vanpool is a group of five to 15 people who share their commute. The vanpool travels from home (or a prearranged meeting place) to work, school, or other destinations. Vanpools can be started by groups of commuters or their employers. Learn how to start a vanpool.

The Metro Vanpool program coordinates vanpool services for commuters who travel into or within the Portland, Oregon metropolitan region and Southwest Washington for work or school.

Vanpool Incentives Help Commuters Drive Less & Save More
Vanpooling with a Metro VanPool can cost a quarter of what you would pay to drive alone. Metro Vanpool helps make vanpooling even more economical with a new incentive program that pays for 50% of the basic monthly van lease cost, not including fuel. Passengers split the remaining costs. Monthly costs per rider, including fuel, are $60 to $95 for a 30-mile round trip, compared to an average of $266 per month to drive alone.

To qualify for a Metro VanPool incentive, the vanpool must:
  • Maintain a minimum of five participants, including the driver, three or more days a week
  • Originate at least 10 miles from the destination or travel through a congested corridor
  • Travel to a destination in the Portland metropolitan area*
  • Use one of the Metro Vanpool providers
*For Southwest Washington commuters, contact C-TRAN commuter vanpool program at 360-906-7510 or by email.

Emergency Ride Home
If a family emergency occurs before it is time for your vanpool to return home, then your ride is only a phone call away. Metro VanPool provides participants a free emergency ride home in a cab.

Current Vanpool Routes & Schedules
There may already be a Metro Vanpool that meets your commute needs. View current vanpool schedules.