Share the ride, and pass the time on your way to work by doing something less frustrating than fighting traffic.
The program provides eligible groups of 5 to 12 riders with a month-to-month vanpool lease agreement, including insurance, maintenance, 24-hour roadside assistance and an optional fleet card for fuel that is billed monthly with the vanpool invoice.
The MetroRideShare program is sponsored by Capital Metro and operated by Enterprise, a national vanpool service provider. Together, we provide all the services necessary for you to enjoy a comfortable, convenient and economical commute to work.
To start or join a vanpool, register with Enterprise or call 512-477-7433 (RIDE) to get started.
Commuting with a vanpool group lets you take your time back during the ride to work, while gaining other program benefits:
- Save money Reduce wear and tear on your personal vehicle and save on gas, parking fees and insurance.
- Save time Use free time while commuting to: read, sleep or get a head start on work by checking emails.
- Save the environment Eliminate 4 to 11 cars from the road per vanpool while also reducing emissions and your carbon footprint.
- Potential tax benefits Employers offering voluntary transportation benefits may receive pre-tax benefits through IRS code 132 (f).
- Reduce parking congestion Do your part to free up spaces in company parking lots.
- Sustainability Expand your company's environmental commitment.
- Guaranteed Ride Home • For an annual membership fee of $5, get reimbursed up to four alternate rides home per calendar year for unexpected emergencies while at work.
Vanpool fares vary and are based on vehicle type, commute distance, group size, fuel prices and tolls. The monthly cost* is shared by the number of riders. The MetroRideShare Program provides groups with a monthly subsidy towards the monthly vanpool lease:
- In service area Groups receive a $500 monthly subsidy for commutes beginning and ending within the Capital Metro Service Area.
- Out of service area Groups receive a $450 monthly subsidy for commutes beginning or ending inside the Capital Metro Service Area.
If you're worried about how you'll get home in case of an emergency and thus hesitant to take a vanpool, then we've got you covered. The Guaranteed Ride Home program provides registered MetroExpress, MetroFlyer, MetroRail and MetroRideShare customers with a taxi ride home from work in the event of an unexpected emergency. For an annual membership fee of $5, you can register and get reimbursed for up to 4 emergency taxi rides a year.