Carpooling

Are you looking for a more cost effective way of getting to and from work or school? Have you tried carpooling? Cross County Connection provides a free ridematch service to help you find a suitable carpooling partner based on your commute patterns—origin, destination, start and ending times. Depending on the distance traveled and the number of passengers, the savings can add up quickly. To find your match, or to register a current carpool, apply here. If a match is found, you will be notified via telephone and will be mailed a list of names and contact information of commuters who share similar schedules. Once you receive the match report, simply call or email the people on the list to make arrangements. Saving money on your commute is that easy! Do not have a car? No problem! Commuters register each day that are willing to do all of the driving. In fact, there are two types of carpool arrangements: carpools which use one vehicle owned by one driver and carpools which alternate driver responsibilities. Tips for starting a successful carpool – Plan a face to face meeting prior to starting your ridesharing relationship to determine if the carpool will be right for you. – Draw up a schedule for driving responsibilities to follow. – Predetermine expense reimbursement if need be. – Establish policies to avoid possible irritants from ruining your experience—smoking or nonsmoking; food and beverage; music and volume. – Be punctual and establish effective lines of communication in the case that a circumstance arises in which carpooling is not an option for that day. – Be willing to modify personal habits. http://www.newjerseygasprices.com/

NJ Rideshare is a free service that helps people living or working in New Jersey find a better way to get to work.

Whether you are looking for a carpool or vanpool within New Jersey you have come to the right place! You can also find available public transportation or park and ride locations through NJ Rideshare.

SHARE A RIDE—VANPOOL

Join a vanpool—share the expense and the drive. Apply for vanpooling online or call us at 856-596-8228. We’re the authorized New Jersey Department of Transportation vanpool matching provider in southern New Jersey. Thousands of people in our database increase the chances of finding you a match. Easy for you, we search for a match! For more information on vanpooling, see NJ DOT’s website.

Cross County Connection has the tools at our disposal to help get you and your coworkers into a vanpool. A vanpool is a group of commuters traveling to and from a worksite(s), using a vehicle having 7 to 15 seats. Participants decide the driving, routing, operating and cost sharing arrangements themselves. To find an existing vanpool, register your own or find commuters to vanpool with, apply here.

Typically, the van is provided by a third-party vanpool company, which takes care of the maintenance and insurance costs as part of the package for which individual vanpool groups pay a monthly fee. Once you have an interested group, Cross County Connection will put you in touch with VPSI, the leading vanpool provider in New Jersey, and you will be on your way!

Attention vanpool coordinators: You now have the option of leasing vehicles from any of these three companies participating in the vanpool subsidy program:  Archbald Vanpool/Propst Transportation, Enterprise and vRide.

Archbald Van Pool/Propst Transportation

Contact:  Brian Propst
390 Main St.
Archbald, PA 18403
570-876-8470
Avp100@msn.com

Enterprise

Contact:  Lauren Meyers
170 N. Radnor Chester Rd., Suite 200
Radnor, PA 19087
610-230-5209
Lauren.meyers@ehi.com

 

vRide (formerly VPSI)

Contact:  Mary McClain
246 Route 130
Bordentown, NJ 08505
609-298-1665
Mary.mcclain@vride.com

 

Pulaski Skyway Project and Vanpool

 

NJ TRANSIT and the New Jersey Department of Transportation are working together to help mitigate potential traffic congestion impacts of the planned re-habilitation of the Pulaski Skyway. Starting January 1st, 2014, and extending for the duration of the Pulaski Skyway Rehabilitation Project, vanpools originating in or destined for certain areas of Hoboken and Jersey City will be eligible for an additional subsidy under NJ TRANSIT’s Vanpool Sponsorship Program. The additional subsidy will apply to vanpools with origin and destination zip codes of 07030 in Hoboken and 07037, 07306, 07310, 07302, 07304 and 07305 in Jersey City. Click here for more information and how you can sign up.

 

Vanpool Incentives

 


NJ TRANSIT offers a statewide vanpool sponsorship program, which provides a financial incentive for vanpooling in areas where public transportation is neither available nor feasible. Each vanpool group may be eligible for $175 per month of sponsorship support. Newly forming or existing vanpool groups who obtain their vehicles from a participating vanpool provider can apply for NJ TRANSIT sponsorship through Cross County Connection at no charge. Visit NJ TRANSIT for more information.

 

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Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties

(856) 596-8228

Bergen County and western portions of Hudson County, eastern portions of Passaic, Union and Essex Counties   201.939.4242

Monmouth County   732.380.1399

Mercer County, Montgomery Township (Somerset County) and Ocean County
609.452.1491

Hudson County 201.324.6222

Hunterdon County
908.788.5553

Middlesex County
732.745.4465

Somerset County, except for Montgomery Township
908.704.1011

Morris, Sussex, Warren, and western portions of Passaic and Essex Counties
973.267.7600

New York City and Long Island
888.465.1169