from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An arrangement by which commuters travel together in a van.
- transitive v. To transport or be transported in a vanpool.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The transport of a pool of commuters in a shared van
- v. to transport people in a vanpool
- v. to be transported in a vanpool
Sorry, no etymologies found.
• Investing $455 million in the next two years in energy-reducing transportation projects such as vanpool vehicles and high-occupancy-vehicle lanes, energy-efficiency projects and green buildings.
This nifty employee benefit enables you to pay for commuting-related expenses, such as public transportation costs (think: bus, subway, train, ferry, bicycle and vanpool expenses), as well as parking (either near public transportation or at work)...with pre-tax dollars.
User fees will cover the cost of operating the facilities, which would be available by reservation to commuters and casual users as well as vanpool and vanshare programs.
For businesses operating within and drawing their workforce from areas like greater Atlanta that are plagued by choking traffic and long commute times, the Enterprise rideshare program is a ready-made vanpool solution that helps make for happier employees, increased productivity, and reduced costs for both workers and employers.
Enterprise offers the same vanpool package to individuals interested in started a ridesare program so they can share the burden and expense of their commute with other like-minded people in their community.
Enterprise plans on expanding along with the growth (and traffic) of the greater Atlanta metro area, hoping to double its fleet of vans within the next year and creating a vanpool capacity equal to taking 2,200 cars off the road.
Telecommute is around 5%, carpool/vanpool is holding its own at 11%.
King County has 1,031 vanpool vans that provided 2.7 million rides at a cost of $0 to the municipality.
I keep my sunglasses on and slump in the back seat of the Dodge Caravan we use for our county transit-owned vanpool to keep anyone from recognizing me on the way in to work.
If they meet the carpool requirements, or they're aboard a vanpool or bus, the trip will be free.