How To Start A New Vanpool
in forming a vanpool? A vanpool coordinator is available to guide you
through the entire process. To start a new vanpool, fill out the Vanpool Form
a vanpool coordinator will match you with others in your area. If you
would like to see if there is a vacancy on a vanpool, take a look at the
current list of Vanpools in operation.
Finding people interested in sharing a ride, saving money and
taking the hassle out of commuting is easier than most people think. To
get you started, a vanpool coordinator will:
- Provide flyers for distribution at your work, neighborhood, church, etc., regarding forming a vanpool.
- Conduct transportation fairs at your work to educate others about forming a vanpool.
- List your potential vanpool on our CATS Web site.
- Plus more...
Getting On Board
To start a vanpool, you need nine to 14 passengers. One person
must agree to be the primary driver and at least one other rider must be
a backup driver. If you agree to be a driver, you ride free.
I Want To Be A Driver
For a complete guide on CATS' Vanpool, go to the Vanpool Driver's Manual.
All drivers must complete and sign a Vanpool Driver Application. Print out the application and send the completed form to:
600 East Fourth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Our Insurance and Risk Management Division must approve
each driver's application. Once approval is received and there are nine
to14 riders, a Vanpool Lease Agreement must be signed. This agreement
sets the fare for your group and requires a 30-day written notice to
return the van. To review all of the terms and conditions in the
agreement, go to Vanpool Agreement