Tell me about my van driver.

Your driver is just like you. He or she has a regular job, and drives on a volunteer basis for Rideshare. Volunteers drive in exchange for not having to pay a monthly vanpool fare. Rideshare puts drivers through a training program. This program includes:

  • A check of a driver’s Motor Vehicle Record with the state
  • Completion of an application that includes a driving history and drug screening
  • Completion of a defensive driving course
  • A road test with a member of the Rideshare staff
  • Your driver is authorized to make day-to-day decisions regarding the operation of the van, including temporary route changes because of traffic or road construction

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1. How do I become a vanpool passenger?
2. What is the monthly fare for vanpooling?
3. Will my monthly fare for vanpooling always be the same, or could it be increased or decreased?
4. Are there any expenses for vanpooling in addition to my monthly passenger fare?
5. What are my van fares used for?
6. Tell me about my van driver.
7. My husband is confined to a wheelchair. Can he participate in the vanpool program?
8. Can I eat on the van, or have a soft drink or coffee? What about smoking?
9. Where will I sit on the van?
10. What if I need to come home during the day?
11. What if I get left at my workplace in the afternoon?
12. What if I miss the van in the morning?
13. What about holidays?
14. What happens if a van breaks down on the way to or from work?
15. What if I've got a gripe or complaint?
16. Can I quit riding my van?
17. Who sponsors Rideshare and its vanpool program?
18. Can I use the transportation center even if I don't ride a Douglas County van?