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Vanpooling

Vanpools provide a great opportunity to help you lower your commuting costs, relax on your way to work, make new friends and reduce emissions. Let MassRIDES help you find or start a vanpool today!

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What is Vanpooling?

A vanpool is a group of people with a similar origin, destination, and schedule, who share the costs of commuting and ride in a vehicle with 7 or more seats. The group divides the cost of the monthly van rental, gas, insurance, and other costs among themselves.

Vanpools can form on their own or with help from vanpool vendors, employers, or MassRIDES. A group needs three key characteristics to form a vanpool:

  1. A common origin (within proximity)
  2. A common destination (workplace)
  3. A common schedule

A vanpool group must decide on who will be the primary driver and identify alternate driver(s). The van gets on the road after signing an agreement with a vanpool provider for the van.

Vanpool Benefits

  • Save money on gas, maintenance, and insurance
  • Reduce wear and tear on your own vehicle
  • Get there faster using HOV lanes
  • Relax and enjoy the ride or catch up on reading
  • Reduce your stress level by letting someone else do the ride
  • Take advantage of pre-tax savings

Vanpool Tax Benefits

The Commuter Choice federal tax benefit program (Section 132(f) of the federal tax code) allows employers to offer employees a variety of financial incentives for using alternative commute modes, including the pre-tax payment of vanpool and transit fares. Click here for more information or check with your employer to find out if you can take advantage of a pre-tax vanpool payment option.

Find a Vanpool

There are number of vanpools already operating throughout Massachusetts - check out the list here. If you find a vanpool that matches commute route and times, you can email the driver directly or call MassRIDES for more details.

Start a Van

If you already know 5 to 15 people that are ready to vanpool, give MassRIDES a call and we’ll help with the next steps. You can also use the NuRide ride matching to find other commuters who live in your neighborhood or town and commute in the same direction that might be interested in forming a van. MassRIDES can also help with vanpool formation meetings and events at your worksite.

Emergency Ride Home for Vanpoolers »

Don’t worry about being stranded at work in an emergency. MassRIDES’ Emergency Ride Home program lets you get home quickly if you're sick or have a family emergency by reimbursing you for up to four trips each year. All Massachusetts vanpoolers are eligible for this great benefit. Sign up here and if your employer doesn’t participate, select “MassRIDES Vanpool” as your worksite location.

Earn Rewards for Vanpooling »

Once you have registered in NuRide, report your vanpool trips and earn points that can be redeemed for lots of great rewards provided by local and national sponsors. Active NuRiders typically redeem around $300 a year in rewards.


Vanpool Providers Operating in Massachusetts

Enterprise Rideshare »
vRide »
Yes! We Van »

Vanpool Routes:

Vendor Contact Departure City/Town Additional Pickup Locations Stops Near Destination Destination City/Town Organization Served Parking Location

vRide

Acton

South Station, Federal St.

Cambridge

Pfizer, Inc.

Pfizer, Inc.

vRide

Acton

MIT/LL

MIT LL

MIT LL

vRide

Amesbury

MIT/LL

MIT LL

MIT LL

vRide

Andover

Boston

Converse

Converse

vRide

Auburn

Millbury

Boston

Oliver Wyman

Parcel 7

vRide

Auburn

Hanscom AFB, Lincoln

Hanscom Air Force Base

HAFB

vRide

Auburn

Millbury

 

Boston

ABC Jewelry, Boston Business Journal, BNY Mellon, Commonwealth of MA (various), EPA, Federal Reserve, Houghton Mifflin, Oliver Wyman, State Street, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Parcel 7, Boston

  

vRide

Auburn

  

Boston

AON Risk Services, Bank of America, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, General Business Concepts, Liberty Mutual, RR Donnelley

Parcel 7, Boston

  

vRide

Bourne

Kingston

Boston Medical Center, Mission Hill

Boston

Beth Israel Deaconness Medical, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham & Woman's Hospital

Francis Street, Boston (LMA)

  

vRide

Bridgewater

  

Newport, RI

Naval Undersea Warfare Center

Naval Undersea Warfare Center

  

vRide

Chelsea

Gloucester

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

NOAA Boston

VRide

Colchester, CT

  

Springfield  

MassMutual

MassMutual

  

vRide

Derry, NH

MIT Campus Cambridge, MA

MIT Campus

MIT Campus Cambridge

vRide

Dighton

Brockton

 

Cambridge  

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT Campus

  

vRide

Fall River

HAFB, Bedford, MA

HAFB

HAFB

VRide

Fall River

 Somerset, MA, Tiverton, RI

 

North Kingstown, RI

Electric Boat Quonset Point Facility

Electric Boat Quonset Point Facility

  

VRide

Fall River

Somerset, Swansea

 

North Kingstown, RI

Electric Boat Quonset Point Facility

Electric Boat Quonset Point Facility

  

vRide

Flitchburg

MIT/LL

MIT LL

MIT LL

vRide

Framingham

  

Boston

Commonwealth of MA Mass Property Insurance Underwriters Association, Medicare, US Department of Defense

Parcel 7, Boston

  

vRide

Framingham

10 Park Plaza 02116

MassDOT

10 Park Plaza

VRide

Glastonbury, CT

  

Springfield  

MassMutual

MassMutual

  

vRide

Hampton, NH

  

Gloucester

Innovate, Inc., National Marine Fisheries Service-NOAA

NOAA

  

vRide

Hampton, NH

MIT LLC, Lexington, MA

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

MIT LL

vRide

Haverhill

HAFB, Bedford, MA

HAFB

HAFB

vRide

Hopkington

Framingham Park and Ride Rt 9

 

Cambridge  

Pfizer, Inc.

Pfizer, Inc.

  

vRide

Hudson, NH

MIT/LL

MIT LL

MIT LL

vRide

Jamaica Plain

Mattapan

 

West Bridgewater

Equal Exchange

Equal Exchange

  

vRide

Littleton

MIT LL

MIT LL

MIT LL

vRide

Littleton, MA

MIT/LL

MIT/LL

MIT/LL

vRide

Londonderry, NH

 

Frankin Street, Congress Street, Theater District

Boston

AIG, Brown Brothers Harriman, EPA, National Park Service, Segal Roitman, LLP, The Boston Foundation, Verizon

Parcel 7, Boston

  

vRide

Londonderry, NH

  

Cambridge  

Biogen Idec, Draper Laboratory, Pfizer

Draper Laboratory

  

vRide

Lowell

MIT/LL

MIT LL

MIT LL

vRide

Ludlow

  

Boston, Cambridge

I.R.S., Liberty Mutual Insurance, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PCAOB, State Street Bank, Umass Boston, US DOL, US Social Security Administration

Parcel 7, Boston

  

vRide

Malden, MA

Lexington

MIT LL

MIT/LL

vRide

Manchester, NH

MIT LL

MIT LL

MIT LL

vRide

Manchester, NH

MIT/LL

MIT/LL

MIT/LL

vRide

Mansfield

Chelmsford

Brooks

Brooks Chelmsford

VRide

Marlborough, CT

Hartford, CT

 

Springfield  

MassMutual

MassMutual

  

vRide

Methuen

Lowell

 

Lexington

MIT LL, U.S. Air Force

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

  

VRide

Milford

 

Summer St. /Congress St.

Boston

Commonwealth of MA (various), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Department of Environmental Protection, Northwestern Mutual, US Dept. of Education

6 Congress Street, Boston

  

vRide

Milford, NH

MIT LL Lexington, MA

MIT LL

MIT LL

vRide

Milford, NH

HAFB Lexington, MA

HAFB

HAFB

vRide

Millbury

MIT/LL

MIT LL

MIT LL

vRide

Millbury

  

Boston

Citi Center, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bensen & Loewy LLP, MassHousing,  Partners HealthCare, State Street Bank, Tufts University, U.S. Department of Labor

Parcel 7, Boston

  

VRide

Millbury

  

Springfield  

MassMutual

MassMutual

  

vRide

Milton

Boston

Brigham and Womens Hospital

Brigham and Womens/LMA

vRide

Nashua, NH

MIT/LL

MIT LL

MIT LL

vRide

Nashua, NH

MIT/LL

MIT LL

MIT LL

vRide

Nashua, NH

MIT LL

MIT LL

MIT LL

vRide

Nashua, NH

HAFB, Bedford, MA

HAFB

HAFB

vRide

Nashua, NH

Hanscom AFB

HAFB

HAFB

vRide

Nashua, NH

Hanscom AFB

HAFB

HAFB

vRide

Nashua, NH

Hanscom AFB

HAFB

HAFB

vRide

Nashua, NH

Hanscom AFB

HAFB

HAFB

vRide

Nashua, NH

  

Bedford  

U.S. Air Force

Hanscom Air Force Base

  

vRide

Nashua, NH

  

Bedford  

U.S. Air Force, MIT LL

Hanscom Air Force Base

  

vRide

Nashua, NH

  

Bedford  

 MITRE, Quantech Services, The Centech Group, U.S. Air Force

Hanscom Air Force Base

  

vRide

Nashua, NH

  

Bedford  

Jacobs Engineering, MIT LL, U.S. Air Force,

Hanscom Air Force Base

  

vRide

Nashua, NH

  

Bedford  

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

  

vRide

Nashua, NH

  

Bedford  

MIT LL, U.S. Air Force

Hanscom Air Force Base

  

vRide

Nashua, NH

  

Boston

Boston Private Bank, Commonwealth of MA (various), COR Financial Solutions, Draper Laboratory, GSA, Italian Consulate, John Hancock,  Sabre Systems, WilmerHale

Parcel 7, Boston

  

vRide

Nashua, NH

  

Burlington  

Federal Aviation Administration

Mall Road, Burlington

  

vRide

Nashua, NH

Chelmsford

 

Cambridge  

 Biogen Idec, Broad Institute, Draper Laboratory, Harvard, Marriot, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, USDOT

Albany Street, Cambridge, MA

  

vRide

New Bedford

Boston, MA

Gentlemans Choice

Parcel 7

Yes We Van

New Bedford  

Taunton Mall P&R

South Station

Boston

 

   

Yes We Van

New Bedford  

Taunton Mall P&R

South Station

Boston

 

   

Yes We Van

New Bedford  

Taunton Mall P&R

South Station

Boston

 

   

Yes We Van

New Bedford  

Taunton Mall P&R

South Station

Boston

 

   

Yes We Van

New Bedford  

Taunton Mall P&R

Financial District, Government Center

Boston

 

   

vRide

Newburyport

  

Boston

Fidelity Investments, Fidessa, Lourie & Cutler Law Offices, Marble Harbor Investment Counsel, Mason Capital Partners, State Street Bank,  The Insurance Library Association of Boston, Willis Insurance

Parcel 7, Boston

  

VRide

Newington, CT

Hartford, CT

 

Springfield  

MassMutual

MassMutual

  

vRide

Peabody, MA

Lexington

MIT LL

MIT/LL

vRide

Pepperill

MIT LL Lexington, MA

MIT LL

MIT LL

vRide

Portsmouth, NH

Boston, MA

Department of Defense

Commercial Street Boston

vRide

Portsmouth, NH

Boston, MA

Dept of Defense

Commercial Street Boston

vRide

Portsmouth, NH

Hampton, NH

 

Lexington  

 AHA Consulting Engineers, MIT LL

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

  

vRide

Portsmouth, NH

  

Boston

Commonwealth of MA Federal Home Loan Bank,  Harvard University, Resolute Management Inc., US EPA Region 1

Parcel 7, Boston

  

vRide

Rockland

Pocassett, MA

Hydroid

Hydroid

vRide

Sagamore/Bourne

Kingston, MA

Boston Medical Ctr., Mission Hill & LMA

Beth Israel Deaconness Medical, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham & Woman's Hospital

Frances Street

vRide

Sagamore/Bourne

Boston

South Station, Government Center

Cambridge  

Federal Reserve, Technip, US Coast Guard, US DOJ, Volpe National Transportation Center  

Volpe Center

  

vRide

Sandwich

Sagamore, Plymouth, Kingston

Tufts, North Station, Haymarket

Boston

Commonwealth of MA (various), Community Research Initiative, Dept. of Homeland Security, Fidelity, GSA,  HUD,  Internal Reveue Service, Mass General Hospital, Land Court Department, Swartz & Lynch, Tufts

Parcel 7, Boston

  

vRide

Salem

Hanscom AFB, Bedford, MA

HAFB

HAFB

vRide

Shrewsbury

  

North Reading

Teradyne, Inc.

Teradyne, Inc.

  

vRide

Somerville

  

Ipswich

Artcorp, New England Biolabs,

New England Biolabs

  

vRide

Sturbridge

HAFB, Lincoln, MA

HAFB

HAFB

vRide

Sturbridge

  

Boston

HNTB,  Lehman Millet, Novartis, Tufts

Utica Street, Boston

  

VRide

Swansea

  

North Kingstown, RI

Electric Boat Quonset Point Facility

Electric Boat Quonset Point Facility

  

vRide

Swansea

North Kingstown

Electric Boat Quonset Point Facility

Electric Boat Quonset Point Facility

vRide

Taunton

Bridgewater

 

Lexington

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

  

vRide

Taunton

  

Newport, RI

Naval Undersea Warfare Center

Naval Undersea Warfare Center

  

vRide

Tyngsboro

  

Bedford  

U.S. Air Force

Hanscom Air Force Base

  

vRide

Walpole

Dedham

MIT LLC, Lexington, MA

MIT LL

MIT LL

vRide

Watertown, MA

MIT Campus Cambridge, MA

MIT Campus

MIT Campus, Cambridge

vRide

Westborough

Framingham Park and Ride Rt 9

Boston - Copley, Park Square, Govt. Center, Haymarket

Boston

Commonwealth of MA (various)

Parcel 7, Boston

  

vRide

Westborough

Framingham Park and Ride Rt 9

Central Square

Cambridge  

Draper Laboratory, Google, Pfizer, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Draper Laboratory

  

vRide

Westford

MIT/LL

MIT LL

MIT LL

vRide

West Bridgewater

Lexington

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

MIT LL

vRide

Whitman

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT Campus

MIT Campus, Cambridge

vRide

Windham, NH

 

Faneuil Hall

Boston

Citizens Bank, General Services Administration, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, Segal Roitman, LLP, WilmerHale

Parcel 7, Boston

  

VRide

Windsor, CT

  

Springfield  

MassMutual

MassMutual

  

vRide

Woburn

Cambridge, MA

MIT Campus

MIT Campus, Cambridge

vRide

Worcester

Boston, MA

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bensen & Loewy LLP

Pfizer

vRide

Worcester

Millbury

 

Boston

Commonwealth of MA (various), National Park Service, Placester, Inc, Tufts

Parcel 7, Boston