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The South Florida Vanpool Program is powered by vRide and under contract to Miami-Dade County Metropolitan Planning Organization.
The South Florida Vanpool Program offers a complete package that includes well-appointed commuter vans, insurance, bumper-to-bumper maintenance, 24-hour roadside assistance and a fuel purchasing program. The turn-key package is offered on a thirty-day basis with no long-term commitment. Our partner, South Florida Commuter Services offers Emergency Ride Home service to vanpoolers.
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Start a Vanpool this month and receive a free Ipad! Just in time for Christmas!
NEW: Congressman McGovern Fights for Commuter Benefits
Worcester Congressman James McGovern is pushing Congress to extend tax benefits for commuters in a new transportation authorization bill.
McGovern Fights for Commuter Benefits
Encouraging public transportation has many benefits, the congressman says.
Van pool helps Peshtigo flooring plant find more workers
PESHTIGO Shortly after 2 p.m. Monday, about a dozen employees from Aacer Flooring in Peshtigo climbed out of the white van and headed into work at the flooring manufacturer.
Commuter Services of PA Helps Organize Groups to Ride Together to Work
Hundreds of people in the region are taking part in Vanpool through Commuter Services of Pennsylvania to help them save money on gas.
Vanpooling is a win-win
Vanpooling is win-win situation from every angle. It promotes a clean environment by reducing multiple vehicles on the road. As vanpool members we also reduce wear and tear on our vehicle and save money on fuel costs daily.
Environmental Impact at a Glance: April 2012 « Van Pools Blog
During April 2012, 5,390 VPSI vanpools saved over 36,000 parking spaces each day, saved our customers from driving over 73 million miles and reduced fuel consumption by almost 3 million gallons. Here are the month’s environmental impact statistics:
Bridgestone Americas Announces One Team, One Planet Spent Tire Program « Van Pools Blog
WASHINGTON – During national Earth Day activities in Washington, D.C., Bridgestone Americas, Inc. announced a one-for-one spent tire program that sets a waste-free vision for the future of the tire industry.
New Report: Long-Term Drop in How Much People Drive, Youth Desire More Transportation Options « Van
TRENTON, NJ – A new report released by the NJPIRG Law and Policy Center demonstrates that Americans have been driving less since the middle of last decade. The report, Transportation and the New Generation: Why Young People are Driving Less and What it Means for Transportation Policy, shows that you...
Environmental Impact at a Glance: March 2012 « Van Pools Blog
During March 2012, 5,421 VPSI vanpools saved almost 3 million gallons of fuel and reduced over 28 tons of CO2 emissions. Here are the month’s environmental impact statistics:
Check out this fantastic video on the many benefits of vanpooling, carpooling and biking to work.
The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.89, according to the motorist organization AAA. The price has gone up for 17 consecutive days, and is now within 22 cents of the all-time record of $4.11, set in July 2008.
Ann Arbor-to-Detroit commuters using vanpool service to cut travel costs by thousands
Vanpoolers arrive at the Meijer store on Ann Arbor-Saline Road in Pittsfield Township on a recent afternoon.Ryan J. Stanton | AnnArbor.comInstead of putting 120 miles ...
10 Ways to Save Gas (and Money)!
The cost of gas continues to rise and from the looks of things, it's not slowing down anytime soon. To help get the most bang for your transportation buck, we've collected 10 tips to help you save gas and money.
MDOT announces 400th MichiVan vanpool in Michigan « Van Pools Blog
March 13, 2012 — The MichiVan Commuter Vanpool Program delivered its 400th commuter van in Michigan on Monday, March 12. The vanpool program has increased steadily in Michigan but enjoyed growth spurts recently, likely due to increasing and unpredictable gasoline prices at the pump.
VPSI's Spring 2012 Commuter Chronicle Newsletter http://p0.vresp.com/R0VLiY #vr4smallbiz
Study says carpooling program saves users $3,000 annually
Tired of rising gas prices? Join a vanpool?
During February 2012, 5,550 VPSI vanpools reduced the need for over 37,000 parking spaces every day and saved our vanpoolers over $10 million in fuel costs. Here are the month’s environmental-impact statistics:
Did you know that a 15-passenger vanpool gets as much as 150 passenger miles per gallon?
Talk about pain at the pump – some Florida drivers are spending nearly $6 a gallon to fill up their gas tanks.
$5-a-gallon gas coming soon?
Video on TODAY.com: The national average for a gallon of regular gas now sits at $3.56 a gallon and is expected to rise in the weeks ahead. NBC’s Miguel Almaguer has the details on what to expect at the pump.
Memphis Vanpool Program Launches its First Commuter Vanpool at the Memphis VA Medical Center « Van.
Memphis, Tennessee – VPSI, Inc. and Shelby County Air Quality Improvement Branch (AQIB) are pleased to launch the Memphis Vanpool Program for the Memphis Urbanized Area. Commuters have the opportunity to take advantage of financial incentives offered through the county to share a ride to work. Risin...
Vanpools emerging piece of the transit strategy
Vanpools emerging piece of the transit strategy, Vanpools can help keep transit services alive until light rail become more feasible.
What a great way to start the year!
During January 2012, 5,609 VPSI vanpools logged more than $10 million in fuel savings and saved our atmosphere from over 2,278,000 pounds of carbon monoxide emissions. Here are the month’s environmental-impact statistics:
"As the Market For Oil Becomes Less Flexible, We Should Make the Market for Transportation Services More Flexible to Compensate."
The last ten years have brought a structural change to the world oil market, with changes in demand increasingly playing a role in maintaining the supply/demand balance. These changes will come at an increasingly onerous cost to our economy unless we take steps to make our [...]
Pressure Grows for Congress to Extend Commuter Benefits for Public Transportation Users « Van Pools
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Led by the CommuterBenefitsWorkForUs.Com coalition, which includes public agencies, transit operators and private businesses, pressure has grown for Congress to quickly pass legislation that would reverse cuts to the monthly pre-tax transit benefit available ...
Check out this fantastic video that Andre Milteer posted about his VPSI vanpool. Thanks Andre for sharing it with us!
With the help of VPSI, Inc., I was able to organize an awesomely-safe, effective, and cost-effective commuter van-pool group. View this video to see how it a...
Vanpool program still bargain with voucher cuts
Although Congress began cutting back on the federal voucher that vanpool participants receive beginning this year, Therese Carmack still thinks it’s a good benefit. The Executive Services employee pays about $15 a month out of pocket to commute to work from Lee’s Summit, Mo., to Fort Le...
Yet another reason to join a VPSI vanpool. Of course, we don't allow our drivers to talk on their cell phones or send text messages, but all of the riders are free to talk, text and chat to their heart's content.
The National Transportation Safety Board called on all states to prohibit the use of cellphones while driving.
Houston Hosts Vanpool Safety Meetings
As part of VPSI’s ongoing efforts to promote safe driving, Cecilia Cannon, VPSI’s Houston Project Manager, hosted several vanpool safety meetings for volunteer vanpool driversin the month of October. The meetings were at Marathon Oil, the Harris County Appraisal District, the Houston VA Medical Cent...
We're giving out $50 Starbucks gift cards to encourage people to give to Toys for Tots.
From now through Christmas, we’re encouraging our vanpoolers to organize their own donations to Toys for Tots (or any other charity) and to send us pictures of their efforts, whether it’s a van full of toys or your vanpool presenting a check to a local charity.
Environmental Impact at a Glance: November 2011
During November 2011, 5,766 VPSI vanpools logged more than $10 million in fuel savings and freed up 39,004 parking spaces. Here are the month’s environmental-impact statistics:
VPSI Vice President Joins Advisory Board of National Center for Transit Research
Joel Volinksi, NCTR Director, congratulates Jon Martz on his joining the NCTR Advisory Board, at an October recognition and awards dinner at the University of South Florida.
Help Us Help Others this Holiday Season
Each year during the Holiday season, VPSI, Inc. organizes an employee charitable drive to support Toys for Tots. For us, it’s a fun way to get into the holiday spirit and to make sure that less-fortunate children are able to enjoy the Christmas season.
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Read All About It: The Winter 2011 Commuter Chronicle Has Arrived
This time, the newsletter spotlights some of the things you can do to make sure you’re driving as safely as possible this winter, as well as some of the people and programs that make vanpooling such a special and unique alternative to traditional commuting.
The Key to Sweet!
El Paso, Texas — For the past few weeks we’ve been working with a client at a local Texas penitentiary. One of the vans needed minor repairs and I closely oversaw the process from the time it was reported. One of our local service shops worked on the vehicle and, when it was ready, I notified the pr...
Roadtrip Destination #6: Boyne, Michigan
If you’re looking for an authentic winter wonderland getaway this Holiday season, look no further than Boyne, Michigan.
Time Change Affects Drive Times
Now that you’ve set your clocks back an hour, you’ve gained and hour of daylight drive time in the morning. You also lost an hour of evening daylight for the drive home. This grand tradition was started to save electricity during summer months by extending evening hours and allowing school kids more...
Join a vanpool. How else are you going to help save over 3 million gallons of gas every month?
During October 2011, 5,770 VPSI vanpools logged more than $10 million in fuel savings and freed up 38,910 parking spaces. Here are the month’s environmental-impact statistics:
Someone out there has got to have photos of their van, all dressed up for Halloween.
Happy Halloween Friday, everyone! Here are some of the most creative dress-ups we could find for all of your vehicular costume party needs. We hope these ideas will spark your creativity and make your Monday commute a little more fun.
Check out our brand new microsite for South Florida Vanpool!
Saving Parking SpacesDuring September 2011, 5,727 vanpools across the country logged more than $11 million in fuel savings and freed up 38,775 parking spaces!
What's your favorite chase scene?
Last week, we posted about the measures VPSI, Inc. takes to ensure that vanpoolers are safe and well protected during their commutes.
News: Vanpool program offers energy-saving alternative
Civilians and military personnel who do not live at Fort Riley have the opportunity to utilize the vanpool system to commute back and forth from work each day.
This system, according to Laura Morris, traffic management specialist, Directorate of Logistics, is one of the most economical means of tra...
Safety First: How VPSI Protects Vanpoolers on the Road
In the vanpool industry, safety is not something to be taken for granted. All commuters need to feel that they are in good hands, and in particular that their drivers are well-versed in responding to any problems that may occur.
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