About Irvine Spectrum Vanpool
Generally, a vanpool is a group of 5 or more commuters who commute to work in a leased or company-owned van. It is considered one of the most cost-effective for commutes of 15 miles or more each way. Spend your time reading, checking emails or just relaxing.
Van passengers can be from various companies, or all employed by the same company. The pre-determined fare covers all the costs of the van including the cost of the vehicle, gas, tolls (if any), insurance, maintenance and roadside assistance. Typically, leasing companies that specialize in vanpooling provide the vans. The group can cancel its lease without penalty with 30 days notice. Vanpoolers meet and board their van at a pre-designated time and location.
The benefits of vanpooling mirror those of most other ride-share modes. Vanpooling saves time and money over diving alone, for instance. Vans can use the carpool lanes, and the group shares all the costs associated with commuting. Some commuters actually eliminate the need for a second family vehicle by vanpooling. For commuters who volunteer to drive, the vehicle is available for their personal use evenings and weekends.