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When you have more than a car full, make it a vanpool.

Vanpools are groups of five to 15 people who ride to and from work each day in a passenger van. Vanpools generally cost about the same each month as you would pay for gasoline, but save the wear and tear on your personal vehicle, allow you to enjoy the benefits of HOV lanes, and are eligible for reserved parking spaces. Depending on the vanpool, you can ride on a full-time or part-time basis. Registered vanpools are eligible for reserved parking.

  • You’re eligible if you live anywhere in the entire eight-county region
  • You can start a van with as few as five people
  • COAST members receive $27.50/month toward vanpool costs
  • Each member receives 12 full-day parking vouchers a year, for use should an emergency or scheduling conflict arise. The vouchers are valid for the visitor section of a garage.
Contact the COAST office for information about how to get matched into a vanpool. For more information on vanpools, please visit the METRO Star vanpool/carpool page.