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Vanpool Connections - For Vanpool Operators

Interested in forming your own Vanpool? GWRideConnect is here to help!

Register Vanpool

To register your vanpool in our database to find passenger matches going to your work location, complete our GWRideConnect Pool Application online. Your application will be processed and matches will be sent to you promptly. To register by phone, call 540-373-7665 and our staff will be happy to register your vanpool for you.

Guarantee

We will provide you and your passengers with information regarding your commute such as Guaranteed Ride Home and Commuter Lot Locations in the region.

Advertise Vanpool

Contact us to post your vanpool with vacancies on this website. Your vanpool will be posted with the origin, designation, corresponding work hours, a contact name, and phone number.

Vanpool Resources

  • Our staff is trained to assist vanpools.  Please contact us at 540-373-7665, fill out our contact form, or email gwrideconnect@gwregion.org to learn more.
  • GWRideConnect offers AdVANtage, a self-insurance, liability protection program for Virginia vanpools.
  • Use our poster to advertise your pool around the office at work. Download the poster to print or contact us to have the 8″ by 10″ posters mailed to you.
vanpool van

Attention Vanpoolers! Van Assistance funds are now available. If you are in need of assistance and your vanpool meets the requirements, you may qualify for financial assistance through our Van Save Program or our Van Start Program. Funding is limited therefore, not every vanpool that applies will receive funds. Your participation in the program is contingent on meeting the initial requirements and thereafter, meeting monthly criteria. To apply, simply click the link below to access the on-line application and requirements.

Van Save Application

 

Vanpool Alliance

GWRideConnect is partners with Vanpool Alliance, a public-private partnership created to enhance commuter travel options through vanpooling, with the goal of reducing traffic congestion, and improving air quality in the region. New and existing vanpools that originate, travel through, or terminate in the Northern Virginia Region are eligible to enroll in Vanpool Alliance. Participating vanpools will help provide ongoing, important information and, in return, receive $200/month per vanpool for their efforts. Additional Vanpool Alliance assistance funds are now available if your vanpool travels on I-395 during peak commute hours. The I-395 Commuter Choice funds offer up to $200 in parking subsidies, with proof of cost to the vanpool, as well as an additional $400 in direct subsidy. To qualify, 50% of the commuters in the vanpool must be new to the program (not have been active in the Vanpool Alliance system for more than 90 days). This program will be funded through June 2023, if you think your vanpool qualifies for the I-395 funds, visit vanpoolalliance.org.

Interested in starting a vanpool? Submit your application today!