If you have a long commute, consider joining a vanpool; it may be your best option. You can’t beat the savings and relaxation!
Metro Vanpool is a regional program, subsidized by the Metropolitan Council, to help meet the commuting needs of commuters who reside or work in the seven-county metropolitan area. Vanpools have five to 15 people sharing the ride to and from work an average of three or more days a week. Each van has a volunteer driver and back-up driver(s).
Dramatically reduced commuting costs
Reduced commute-related stress
Shorter commute times
Multiple vehicle choices
Help reduce greenhouse gases
Commuter Tax Benefit
How to qualify
Participants must live or work in one of these counties: Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott or Washington.
Vans must carry a minimum of five people (including the driver) who share the ride at least three days a week.
To be eligible to rent a van, prospective drivers must:
be 25 years old or older
possess a valid driver’s license in his or her state of residence
Funding from the Metropolitan Council helps subsidize the overall cost of renting a Metro Vanpool van, making it even more affordable. The average cost is $110 per month for each participant.
Metro Vanpool is a regional program subsidized by the Met Council. Participants must live or work in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott or Washington Counties. Vans are leased monthly to the vanpool's primary driver. Vans must carry a minimum of five people (including the driver) who share the ride at least three days a week. Vanpool routes must not duplicate regular bus routes, light rail or Northstar Line service. The average cost is $110 per month for each participant.