Drive less. Save more.
Beat high gas prices and save time on the road with Oregon's and SW Washington's only one-stop shop for driving tips and resources. Plus, get all the information you'll need to take advantage of the region's many travel options. The site offers great resources on travel-savvy practices like trip chaining, or combining your personal errands, and using travel options like public transit, carpooling, biking, walking, and more. Reducing your single-person car trips can not only save you money on gas, but you'll also have more time to do the things you really want to do. Driving less really does save you more! Drive less. Save more. It's that simple!
For more information about saving money during your regular commute, visit the "Drive less. Save more." home page at http://www.drivelesssavemore.com/.
Carpooling and Vanpooling
Carpooling and Vanpooling are both great ways to save money, reduce commuting stress, and help your community cut down on congestion.
What is a Carpool?
When two or more people share a ride to a common or nearby destination, that's a carpool. A carpooling arrangement is both simple to set up and very flexible. The number of passengers may vary, drivers and vehicles may rotate, and expenses may or may not be shared. Your carpool may operate every day or only when it's convenient.
What is a Vanpool?
A vanpool is a group of five to 15 people who share their commute. The vanpool travels from home (or a prearranged meeting place) to work, school, or other destinations. Vanpooling with a MetroVanpool can cost a quarter of what you would pay to drive alone! MetroVanpool helps make vanpooling even more economical with an incentive program that pays for 50% of the basic monthly van lease cost, not including fuel. Passengers split the remaining costs.
Monthly costs per rider, including fuel, are $60 to $95 for a 30-mile round trip, compared to $266 a month to drive alone. By reducing the cost of maintenance on their own vehicles, and splitting the high cost of gasoline with other riders, vanpoolers can save hundreds of dollars each year.
The State of Oregon now hosts www.drivelessconnect.com for carpool matching and more.