How To Start A New Vanpool
Interested in Joining a Current Vanpool or Starting Your Own?
Fill out the
Vanpool form and a vanpool coordinator will guide you through the process. If you are interested in joining a current vanpool, you can view the
current list for available seats. You can also reach out to a Vanpool coordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Requirements for Forming a Vanpool
You will need a minimum of four passengers.
One person must agree to be the primary driver and one person must agree to be the backup driver.
Drivers will need to fill out a Vanpool application.
Our Insurance and Risk Management Division must approve each driver's application.
Once approved, a Vanpool Lease Agreement must be signed. To review all of the terms and conditions in the agreement, review the Vanpool agreement.
A Glance at Vanpool Driver Responsibilities
- Update the Driver Log Sheet every day.
- Update the Vanpool Monthly Rider Log at least monthly to reflect changes in the vanpool passenger list.
- Send log sheets to CATS on a monthly basis.
Drivers should review the Vanpool Drivers Manual thoroughly to fully understand the requirements of becoming a driver.
Tips to Get Riders to Join Your Vanpool
Provide custom flyers for distribution at your job, neighborhood, church, etc., regarding forming a vanpool.
Conduct transportation fairs at your job to educate others about forming a vanpool.
List your vanpool on our CATS website.
Each vanpool has technology that provides valuable information about the vanpool commutes, allowing CATS to identify potential fuel savings, unsafe driver behavior, and opportunities to be more environmentally friendly.