A VanPool is a carpool taken a step further. Five to 12 commuters ride together to and from work in a fully equipped passenger van. CorridorRides works in tandem with Enterprise RideShare to offer the VanPool service to the East Central Iowa Region.
More than 100,000 people use Enterprise for VanPooling. They are set up through their RideShare program to easily get VanPools on the road. They also help with any vehicle issues.
The average VanPool fee per user is $84 per month. For a limited time, CorridorRides has provided an incentive, so you may not pay any fee or a very small fee the first two months of your VanPool. Fees do change depending on the vehicle selected and ridership.
VanPooling saves more than just gas money; it also reduces wear and tear on your personal vehicle and routine maintenance, insurance and parking costs. On average, riders with CorridorRides can save $3,375 per year.
We’ll match you with interested commuters who have similar travel patterns. Simply fill out the online registration at EnterpriseRideshare.com or call 800-VAN-4-WORK.
Whether it’s a looming project deadline or an unforeseen emergency, the Guaranteed Ride Home program gives you the flexibility you need for a last-minute change in schedule. Call 800-VAN-4-WORK for more details.
An approved volunteer from the group drives the van. The van stays in possession of the group at all times. Once the group is formed, Enterprise works with you to find a convenient, central location for all VanPoolers to meet.
No. VanPoolers meet in a designated central location. This is where their cars will be left during the day when the van is in use. The VanPool group can arrange multiple pickup points if agreed upon by the entire group.
Each group decides where the van will be kept. The driver may keep the van for limited personal use.
Enterprise covers both minor and major repairs, as well as all scheduled servicing. Enterprise will coordinate with a local vendor for van servicing. If the van needs to be kept in a shop overnight, Enterprise will provide a loaner vehicle in most instances. This includes no "out-of-pocket" money, since the shops bill Enterprise directly.
No. All VanPools are rented on a month-to-month basis for complete flexibility as ridership fluctuates.
The Department of Transportation and ECICOG are working to reduce the congestion on Interstate 380 during the construction period and beyond. The short-term goal is for construction, the long-term goal is cleaner air, less congestion, safer roads and an overall workforce savings.
As more people are added to the vanpool database, the chances of finding a match for you will increase. From the search results page, click on “Notify Me” to receive a message if a match is made later. In the meantime, please encourage friends and coworkers to register so the system can continue to make vanpool matches. You can also form your own vanpool if you know friends or colleagues who work nearby and have the same work hours as you.
As an employer, your involvement with the vanpool can be as minimal as you choose. Many employers limit their role to only sharing information about the vanpool with their employees, and some employers choose to have a more active role by offering vanpools as a benefit. Your employees can decide if they want to participate and contact Enterprise RideShare to get started. And because our program is run by Enterprise, employers have no legal liability in case of incidents on the road or vehicle damage. Enterprise’s insurance coverage includes Auto Liability and Uninsured Motorist. Physical Damages to the vehicle are provided for in the agreement.
Major road construction will impact your commute for nearly 5 years: Work is starting on the I380-I80 Interchange soon, along with many other major road projects throughout the corridor.
Average cost is $84 per month (nearly half the cost of gas per month). New VanPool groups formed may be eligible for an $800/month discount per group for their first two months, then a continuous $400/month discount.
You can still be productive during your commute—email, text, read or sleep.
VanPooling is a growing trend across the country. We’ve partnered with Enterprise, who helps sponsor VanPools nationwide and has more than 100,000 people enjoying a better commute.