Vanpools are formed with employer or vanpool service assistance. Participants share the costs, operating expenses, and are eligible for federal tax benefits. For more information go to Commuter Connections Ridesharing and Ridematching Services.
Carpooling is a great way for a group of people who live or work near each other to share their commuter. Carpools can access HOV and Express Lanes for a faster commute.
High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes allow commuters to travel on I-66 (2+) and I-95/395 (3+) during rush hours. Registered hybrid vehicles are also eligible to use these lanes. For more information go to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Express Lanes are free to HOV 3+ vehicles. For more information go to 495 Express Lanes.
Park and Ride
Throughout the region commuters have the option to drive, walk, or bike to almost 400 park and ride lots. These lots allow commuters to access public transit or carpools and vanpools.
Afraid of committing to an organized ridesharing arrangement? Then slugging is for you. Slugging is a way to catch a free ride at established locations to take advantage of HOV and Express Lanes for a faster commute. Learn more at Slug-Lines.com.