Share a Ride Van Pooling Discounts and Benefits

Join a Van Pool

Penn Transportation and Parking has joined with VRide, a national leader in vanpooling and sustainable transportation, to offer van pooling options to Penn faculty and staff.

The vans, which operate throughout the region, including New Jersey and Delaware, offer a reliable, affordable, and sustainable way to commute to campus. Depending on where you live and the number of riders, the average cost of participating in a van pool is between $100 and $150 monthly, which can be a pre-tax deduction from your paycheck.  Riders generally meet at a convenient spot near their residences, such as a church or shopping mall parking lot, and are brought directly to campus.

Van pooling offers benefits to the commuters, the University, and the environment. Riders can avoid the ongoing expense of gasoline and the hassle of driving in rush hour traffic. Van pooling helps ease traffic congestion in and around campus and supports Penn’s Climate Action Plan by lowering the University’s carbon footprint.

Penn currently has three van pools in operation. For more information contact VRide.