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Saving time, money and stress is smart, and with Capital Metro as your partner, it’s easy to get to work or school. When you share the ride, you also help to reduce traffic, keep the air cleaner and make Austin a better place to live.

Capital Metro is now partnering with vRide to provide Austin with new vanpool and carpool choices. Visit for more information.

How Does it Work?

The Capital Metro RideShare Program is administered through our partner and service provider, vRide Inc. Take advantage of a smarter commute option. By vanpooling, commuters can save over 80% versus driving alone to work.



The program provides eligible groups of 5-12 people with a month-to-month lease agreement of a van that includes insurance, maintenance, 24-hour roadside assistance, administrative support and fuel purchasing program.

Typically, one person from the group volunteers as the primary driver. However, several or all of the participants may share the driving responsibilities. Driver approval is subject to specified program criteria, including a review of applicant's motor vehicle report.

Visit or call 512-477-RIDE (7433) to search for vanpool routes, start your own vanpool, or find individual carpool matches.

Vanpool Benefits

Vanpooling makes it easy to save money, time, and the environment. To calculate your savings, go to 

Save Money
Vanpooling can help you reduce wear on tear on your personal vehicle, save on gas and insurance.

Save Time
When you let someone else drive, you can use your free time to work, sleep or just relax. Use your free time to check emails before work or read your favorite book.

Save the Environment
With one vanpool alone, you're helping take 5-12 cars off the road, creating fewer emissions and reducing your carbon footprint.

Potential Pre-Tax Benefits
Employers who offer voluntary transportation benefits may receive pre-tax benefits through the IRS Code 132 (f), and help save their employees money.

Reduce Parking Congestion
Vanpooling can help employers reduce the number of cars on our area roadways, in company parking lots and save on parking expenses.

Vanpooling can help employers enhance their company's environmental commitment


Guaranteed Ride Home Program

The Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) program offers taxi service reimbursement for RideShare customers in the event of an unexpected emergency. The annual $5 membership fee entitles qualified customers reimbursement for up to four emergency taxi rides a year. To sign up call vRide at 512-477-7433

*vRide administers the GRH for RideShare. All others must call 512-389-7591.