Vail encouraging vanpools |

Vail encouraging vanpools

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” The town of Vail is pushing vanpooling for employers, contractors and commuters.

A representative from the nation’s largest vanpool provider, VPSI, will come to Vail on Aug. 28 at the request of the town.

Two informational sessions have been scheduled. The first meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Aug. 28 in the Vail Town Council Chambers. Business owners, managers, employees and others interested in learning more about vanpools are encouraged to take part.

A second meeting will follow from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. also on Aug. 28 in the Vail Town Council Chambers for construction contractors and other large employers.

According to VPSI, vanpools area convenient option to travel to and from work in which five to 15 people commute together on a regular basis. One person volunteers to be the primary van driver and the riders share in the monthly cost. The group determines its daily schedule, route and pick-up locations. Benefits of vanpooling include saving money and reducing wear and tear on a personal vehicle. The effort also contributes to cleaner air.

VPSI provides a month-to-month vanpool program, which includes a commuter van, insurance, maintenance, road-side assistance and customer support services. Fuel may be included in VPSI’s optional fuel card program. Actual cost is based on the distance of the group’s commute, number of working days, van type and number of riders sharing the monthly vanpool costs.

To find out more about the vanpool program or to request additional employer presentations, call Alice Lee-Cook at (281)463-9866 or e-mail her at

The town has been looking for strategies to reduce parking shortages.

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