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... • "Underlying Traveler Response Factors" examines the effects of travel times, pricing, and a number of related tangibles and intangibles on the decision to vanpool in particular. • "Related Information and Impacts" quantifies vanpooling and buspooling as best can be done, looks at vanpooling trends, examines rider survey information, identifies indicators of market potential, and explores cost implications, among other subjects.
From page 3...
... , U.S. Federal Transit Administration National Transit Database (NTD)
From page 4...
... Employer-sponsored vanpool programs entail an employer purchasing or leasing vans for employee use, often subsidizing the cost of at least program administration, if not more. The driver usually receives free passage and limited personal use of the van, often for a mileage fee.
From page 5...
... Vanpool and buspool usage may be reported in terms of number of persons or employees vanpooling or buspooling, or in terms of person trips, as in the unlinked trip statistics of the NTD for transit provider vanpools. Care must be taken to distinguish between these two types of reporting.
From page 6...
... Most vanpool programs do best where one-way trip lengths exceed 20 miles, where work schedules are fixed and regular, where employer size is sufficient to allow matching of 5 to 12 people from the same residential area, where public transit is inadequate, and where some congestion or parking problems exist. Buspools require about three times the density of travel demand, but otherwise the indicators of likely success are comparable.

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