Community Transit Vanpool Rider Agreement

March 22, 2023 in Uncategorized by MNPEA

Community Transit Vanpool Rider Agreement: What You Need to Know

Are you considering becoming a vanpool rider with Community Transit? Before you do, it`s essential to understand the terms and conditions of the agreement you`ll be agreeing to. Here`s a breakdown of the key information you need to know about the Community Transit Vanpool Rider Agreement.

What is a Vanpool?

Vanpooling is a form of ridesharing where a group of people share a van to commute to and from work. Vanpools typically have a designated driver who is responsible for driving the van, and each rider contributes to the cost of the vanpool.

The Benefits of Vanpooling

Vanpooling is an eco-friendly and cost-effective way to commute. It reduces the number of single-occupancy vehicles on the road, which decreases traffic congestion and air pollution. Vanpooling can also save you money on gas, tolls, and parking costs.

Community Transit Vanpool Rider Agreement

When you join a Community Transit Vanpool, you`ll need to sign a Vanpool Rider Agreement. This agreement outlines the rules and expectations for vanpool riders. Here`s what you can expect:

1. Rider Responsibilities

As a vanpool rider, you`ll be responsible for paying your share of the vanpool costs, being on time, and following the rules outlined in the agreement. You`ll need to respect the other riders` space and be mindful of the driver`s instructions.

2. No Smoking Policy

Community Transit has a strict no smoking policy for all of its vehicles, including vanpools. This policy includes e-cigarettes and vaping devices.

3. No Alcohol or Drugs Policy

Illegal drugs, alcohol, and prescription drugs that impair your ability to drive are strictly prohibited in Community Transit vanpools.

4. Personal Safety

Community Transit is committed to providing a safe and comfortable ride for all vanpool riders. Riders are encouraged to report any safety concerns to the driver or Community Transit.

5. Personal Items

Vanpool riders are responsible for their personal items. Personal items should not impede the driver`s visibility or create a safety hazard.

6. Schedule Changes

Vanpool riders are expected to notify the driver in advance if they are going to be late or absent. Schedule changes can impact the vanpool`s timing and may require the driver to make adjustments.

7. Cleanliness

Vanpool riders are expected to keep the van clean and tidy. This includes disposing of trash and food items properly.


Joining a Community Transit Vanpool can be a great way to save money, reduce your environmental impact, and make new friends. Before you sign up, make sure you understand the terms and conditions of the Vanpool Rider Agreement. By following the rules outlined in the agreement, you can help ensure a safe and enjoyable ride for everyone.