Vanpool

If you have a long commute, consider joining a vanpool; it may be your best option. You can’t beat the savings and relaxation!

Metro Vanpool is a regional program, subsidized by the Metropolitan Council, to help meet the commuting needs of commuters who reside or work in the seven-county metropolitan area. Vanpools have five to 15 people sharing the ride to and from work an average of three or more days a week. Each van has a volunteer driver and back-up driver(s).

Why vanpool?

  • Dramatically reduced commuting costs 
  • Reduced commute-related stress
  • Shorter commute times
  • Multiple vehicle choices
  • Help reduce greenhouse gases
  • Commuter Tax Benefit

How to qualify

Participants must live or work in one of these counties: Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott or Washington.

Vans must carry a minimum of five people (including the driver) who share the ride at least three days a week.

To be eligible to rent a van, prospective drivers must:

  • be 25 years old or older
  • possess a valid driver’s license in his or her state of residence
  • have a good driving record and allow Commute with Enterprise to review their record

Vanpool costs

Funding from the Metropolitan Council helps subsidize the overall cost of renting a Metro Vanpool van, making it even more affordable. The average cost is $110 per month for each participant.

Metro Vanpool is a regional program subsidized by the Met Council. Participants must live or work in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott or Washington Counties. Vans are leased monthly to the vanpool's primary driver. Vans must carry a minimum of five people (including the driver) who share the ride at least three days a week. Vanpool routes must not duplicate regular bus routes, light rail or Northstar Line service. The average cost is $110 per month for each participant.