Who arranges vanpools?
Vanpools can be structured three different ways:

  1. Third-party providers—Typically the third-party provider arranges for the vehicle, insurance, maintenance, emergency roadside assistance and billing. Providers take an active role in assisting commuters who are interested in forming or joining a vanpool.
  2. Owner-operators—Individuals lease or purchase a van and operate it independently. Participants pay the owner a set monthly fee. All arrangements are coordinated by the individual owner.
  3. Employers—Employers or a group of employers buy or lease vans for their employees’ commuting needs. Employers organize riders, insure and maintain the vehicles. The employer may charge a fee or subsidize the service. This type of arrangement would be publicized through an employer’s human resources department.

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1. What is a vanpool?
2. How much does it cost to vanpool?
3. Who drives the vehicles?
4. Who arranges vanpools?
5. What kind of vehicles are used for vanpools?
6. Who provides the vehicles?
7. Why would a commuter choose to vanpool rather than carpool?
8. How do I get into a vanpool?
9. Where can an individual vanpool owner-operator find insurance?
10. What is Vanpool Alliance?
11. Does Loudoun County offer financial assistance for vanpoolers?
12. Where can I find more information about vanpools in Loudoun County?