Carpooling & Vanpooling
What is Carpooling?
Carpooling is when two or more people ride together in the same vehicle. Carpooling with at least one other person can cut your commuting costs in half, and the more people in your carpool, the lower your expense! Since carpools can use the HOV lanes on the interstate, carpooling can cut down your travel time as well. You and your carpool group can decide whether you will carpool a few days a week or every day, making carpooling a flexible transportation choice. If you are already carpooling to work, and would like to take advantage of preferred parking and the SFCS Emergency Ride Home Program, be sure to register your carpool with SFCS.
South Florida Commuter Services (SFCS) provides a Carpool Matching service which can help you find someone to share the ride with and start saving money. Fill out a few questions and a personal profile and map of possible carpool matches will be developed based on your specific needs. You’ll then have the opportunity to contact your matches by phone or send them an email.
What is Vanpooling?
A vanpool is made up of five to fifteen people who share the ride to and from work together in a sponsored passenger van dedicated for vanpooling use. One or more members of the group volunteers to drive with each rider sharing the commuting costs. Vanpooling is ideal for people with longer commutes, with usual distances of at least 15 miles one way. The longer your commute, the more economical a vanpool can be. In addition, the more riders in the van, the less each rider pays since the costs are shared among the group.
In Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties, the South Florida Vanpool Program offers groups of individuals with a new 7, 9, or 15 passenger vehicle.
South Florida Commuter Services’ Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) program provides free taxi service in the event of an unexpected emergency 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for registered commuters that carpool, vanpool, or take transit to work or college an average of three or more days a week in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties.