Vanpool

Ready to try Vanpooling?

Are you ready to try a new way to commute to and from work? PART’s Vanpool Program is the perfect solution for commuters interested in:

  • Finding an economical alternative to driving alone
  • Reducing their environmental footprint
  • FREE and reserved parking on campus
  • Spending their commute doing something other than driving
  • Finding an alternative to Business 40 road closure challenges

 

Contact Us

Transportation and Parking Services
Alumni Hall, Building 26, Room 138
336-758-7275  (PARK)
parking@wfu.edu

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 7244
Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Transportation and Parking Services Lobby Hours 
M-Th, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
F, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Shuttle Schedules
View Shuttle Schedules

University Police Escort
336.758.5591

Parking/Citation Inquiries
M-F, 8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
336-758-7275  (PARK)

Booted, Towed or Malfunctioning Vehicles
M-F, 8:30 a.m.– 5 p.m.
336-758-7275  (PARK)

After 5 p.m. and weekends: 336.758.4255

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What is vanpooling? How does vanpooling work?

    Traditional vanpooling consists of seven to fifteen passengers who lease a van on a month-to-month basis through PART’s Vanpooling Program. Volunteer drivers pick up others at specific points, drop them off at common sites, and return them to their pickup points at the end of each day.

  • What are the benefits of vanpooling over commuting in my own car?

    PART’s Vanpool Program is the perfect solution for commuters interested in:

    • Finding an economical alternative to driving alone
    • Reducing their environmental footprint
    • FREE and reserved parking on campus
    • Spending their commute doing something other than driving
    • Finding an alternative to Business 40 road closure challenges
  • What are the cost savings associated with vanpooling?

    One of the greatest advantages to Vanpooling, is all of the money that you will save on your commute to work.

    Driving alone to work, you are spending approximately $199.50* a month.  And do not forget to add in your vehicle wear and tear, maintenance, insurance, and parking!

    What will it cost you to vanpool? 

    7-passenger van~ $125.92*

    15-passenger van ~ $64.26*

    *Drive alone costs are based on 60 daily round-trip miles, 21 days a month, 23.6 average miles per gallon, at $2.33 per gallon.  7 passenger van assumes 6 passengers.  15 passenger vanpool rate assumes 13 participants.  Prices provided are an estimate.*

  • What if I need access to a car during the workday?

    If you need to travel somewhere beyond the Wake Forest shuttle routes, there are five Zipcars on the Reynolda campus and one at Wake Downtown. Zipcars can be rented by the hour or by the day. Plus, gas & insurance is included. All you need to do is register for Zipcar at Wake Forest.

  • How do I find other employees to vanpool with?

    You can utilize SharetheRideNC to connect with others in your area with the same commute. ShareTheRideNC is a statewide ride-matching service sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART).

    For the “Just Try It” campaign, PART will organize the logistics. All you need to do is complete a brief survey so PART can determine an appropriate day, time, and central location to meet.

  • What does it cost and what does the price include?

    Before a vanpool starts, the group is required to provide PART with a $300 deposit. Assuming the van is returned in the same condition it is provided, the deposit will be returned to the vanpool group in about 10 business days. The vanpool fare is determined by the number of round trip daily miles the van travels. The fare is then split evenly by the number of participants in the van. The vanpool fare is all-inclusive. It includes the vehicle, gas, insurance, maintenance, and a FREE emergency ride home (ERH).