Vanpools

Riders standing next to Vanpool

Vanpooling – comfortable, cost-effective commuting

Vanpooling offers commuter comfort and hefty savings. At less than $6 a day for a round-trip commute, vanpools are the most cost-effective way to get to work.

A vanpool can be formed by a group of commuters to share a journey to work on a regular basis. Riders share expenses. The individual who serves as the driver/coordinator generally pays less.

With a median one-way trip of 40 miles, EZ Ride vanpools connect the metropolitan region with New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. And access to HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lanes can shave up to 40 minutes a day off your commute.

Riders standing next to Vanpool

Enjoy your time and make it an EZ Ride

In addition to financial incentives and tax breaks, you gain time during the day for reading, emailing or listening to your iPod. You arrive to work feeling less stress than you would if you had driven. And you will also feel good about your role in helping to reduce traffic congestion the greenhouse gases.

Employers show corporate responsibility

Today, many companies embrace their corporate responsibility to the environment. Encouraging the use of public transit by offering shuttle service demonstrates your commitment to a cleaner environment by reducing the number of single-occupancy vehicles on the roads and the amount of carbon emissions in the air. Shuttle programs can help qualify for LEED certification. LEED is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. The program may also offer savings from parking costs.

Michael Dempsey, PSEG Vanpooler

"I have been a Vanpool member for close to 15 years and I couldn’t think of a better and more cost efficient way to get to and from work. The wear and tear and your car alone is a great savings, but the reduction of stress from driving everyday is enormous. Vanpooling has been a great option for me, and I would recommend it to anyone who can take advantage of the opportunity."

Michael F. Dempsey
PSEG Vanpooler

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