Vanpool

Valley Vanpool offers vanpool service to OSU from surrounding communities.

To view current vanpools:

  1. Check out existing routes on the Valley Vanpool website.
  2. in teh menu on teh left, select the city-pair that matches your commute (ex: Eugene-Corvallis).
  3. Exact hours, pick-up and drop-off locations, pricing, and driver contact information are listed for each vanpool
  4. Contact the driver of the route you’re interested in.

If you don’t find a suitable route, and you would like to start a new vanpool from your area, contact Valley Vanpool. You will need at least 5 riders to start a new vanpool.

Details

  • One member from each vanpool acts as leaseholder and collects monthly fees for the vendor.
  • Vendors sometimes subsidize vans in need of ridership.
  • Vanpool members are welcome to advertise and recruit more members. Valley Vanpool will help with advertising upon request.
  • Drivers, backup drivers, and leaseholders usually pay a reduced fare.
  • Canceling a lease requires a month’s notice. 

Benefits

  • Save on fuel and parking
  • Reduce air pollution emissions
  • Reduce wear and tear to your personal vehicle
  • Can relax and enjoy the ride!
  • Make new friends and connections

Vanpool Parking

  • Vanpools may purchase an OSU annual carpool permit in any zone at a discount of 35%. 
  • Alternatively, if the van is not parking on campus often, a vanpool member who works at OSU and does not have an individual annual parking permit may purchase daily permits at a reduced rate ($5.00 for B/C zones and $7.00 for A zones). The daily permits can be purchased online and printed at home.