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Interested in forming a vanpool? A vanpool coordinator is available to guide you through the entire process. To start a new vanpool, fill out the Vanpool Form and a vanpool coordinator will match you with others in your area. If you would like to see if there is a vacancy on a vanpool, take a look at the current list of Vanpools in operation.  

Getting Riders
Finding people interested in sharing a ride, saving money and taking the hassle out of commuting is easier than most people think. To get you started, a vanpool coordinator will:

  • Provide flyers for distribution at your work, neighborhood, church, etc., regarding forming a vanpool.
  • Conduct transportation fairs at your work to educate others about forming a vanpool.
  • List your potential vanpool on our CATS Web site.
  • Plus more...

Getting On Board
To start a vanpool, you need nine to 14 passengers. One person must agree to be the primary driver and at least one other rider must be a backup driver. If you agree to be a driver, you ride free.

I Want To Be A Driver
For a complete guide on CATS' Vanpool, go to the  Vanpool Driver's Manual.

All drivers must complete and sign a Vanpool Driver Application. Print out the application and send the completed form to:

CATS
Vanpool Program
600 East Fourth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Our Insurance and Risk Management Division must approve each driver's application. Once approval is received and there are nine to14 riders, a Vanpool Lease Agreement must be signed. This agreement sets the fare for your group and requires a 30-day written notice to return the van. To review all of the terms and conditions in the agreement, go to Vanpool Agreement.