Frequently Asked Questions:



Transportation / Vanpool Program



Q.

What is a vanpool?


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A group of seven to 15 commuters who live and work in the same area, have similar work hours and share the same commute in a leased van.

Q.

I want to vanpool. How do I get started?


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Visit the existing vanpool page and search the list of current vanpools...there may already be one in your area with vacant seats.

If you are interested in joining an existing vanpool or if you want to put your name on a stand-by list, email vanpools@emory.edu

Use the RideSmart site here to help you start a new vanpool in your area. A minimum of three vanpool members must register to drive the van.

Q.

How much does it cost to be part of a vanpool?


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It depends. The operating cost of the vanpool is shared among the vanpool members and the entire group enjoys the savings of sharing the expenses and the convenience of sharing a ride.

Q.

I am an alternative commuter and have an unplanned emergency and need to leave campus early. What are my options?


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For commuters with unexpected emergencies, Georgia Commute Options offers a Guaranteed Ride Home program. This program is designed to provide commuters participating in alternative transportation programs with a ride to where you meet your vanpool or directly home.

Q.

What incentives are offered to vanpoolers?


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In addition to the cost savings and convenience, a vanpool provides a free reserved parking space (with a minimum of seven eligible employees from Emory University and/or Emory Healthcare). Learn more about incentives here.

Q.

What if I need help forming a vanpool?


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To start a new vanpool, you would need 5-7 people to join and a minimum of 3 who are willing to register as drivers. There are two vanpool providers in the Atlanta Region.
One provider is VRide. You may want to create an account with vRide so that you can obtain current information regarding active vanpools and communicate directly with the vanpool driver(s). Once you do that, you can search for existing vanpools by entering a starting point and ending point. The primary driver will be able to provide you specific information about their vanpool (i.e. cost per person, rules of the vanpool, arrange for a test ride, etc...). If you need help with your vRide registration, you may contact Brandon.Clark@vRide.com.

The other provider is Enterprise. You may want to visit their website and/or contact Harrison.Leger@ehi.com for additional information.

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How do I apply for a vanpool?


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Each member of a vanpool must complete the vanpool application form . Forms are also available at the Office of Transportation Services, Clairmont campus deck; the Parking Office, Lowergate deck; Human Resources, 1599 Clifton Road; and EUH-Midtown Parking Office at the W.W. Orr Building.

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How can I find information about vanpools coming to the Clifton Corridor?


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You may want to visit GaCommuteOptions.com to create a new registration to see if there are any existing vanpools that may work for you and/or to find others who may be interested in carpooling or vanpooling (based on where you live, where you work, and your work hours).


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