Ideal for Long-Distance Commutes

Metro Vanpool serves commuters who reside or work in the seven-county metropolitan area. Vanpools host 4 – 15 people who commute together an average of three or more days a week.

Vanpools may use the MnPass Express Lanes and often receive discounted parking.

Why vanpool?

  • Far less expensive than driving alone
  • Shorter commute times via express lanes on I94, I35W and I35E
  • Free parking at ABC Ramps
  • Multiple vehicle choices
  • Door-to-door or park-and-ride options
  • Qualifies for IRS Commuter Tax Benefit
  • Dramatically reduced pollution impact
  • Riders can work, read, stream, chat or nap
  • Vanpools are known to promote life-long friendships
  • Volunteer drivers commute free!

Who can vanpool?

Participants must live or work in Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Scott or Washington county.

Vans must carry at least four people (including the driver) who share the ride three or more days a week.

Vanpool costs

The average cost is $110 per month per vanpooler. The Metropolitan Council subsidizes vanpool costs. In some cases, employers also help cover vanpool expenses.

Driver benefits

Volunteer drivers ride free in exchange for driving and coordination responsibilities. Primary drivers can use the Metro Vanpool van for some personal trips (up to 250 miles per month). Primary drivers and back-up drivers receive an annual stipend ($100 and $50, respectively) after six months of driving.

Getting Started

Active Transportation Programs

Check out the Active Transportation Programs for healthy and active ways to get around.

Move Minneapolis Customized Consultations

Move Minneapolis offers Customized Consultations for those who live, work, or visit downtown interested in trying sustainable trips – biking, walking, carpooling, transit, shared e-bikes/scooters. Schedule a free 15-minute virtual/phone transportation consultation session with Move Minneapolis staff Fridays between 9am and 3pm.

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What we do

Move Minneapolis is a leader in sustainable commuting. We help downtown Minneapolis employers maximize success and employee satisfaction while reducing drive-alone commutes. We guide building owners and managers in implementing world-class commuter amenities. And we advocate for commuters and residents who wish to live their green values every day.

Please join us in moving Minnesota in a new direction, one commuter at a time.

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