HOW DOES IT WORK?

​Benefits to You

Some employers provide financial incentives ranging from a few dollars to a full fare subsidy. Some also provide preferential parking for vanpools. Check with yours to see what benefits are offered. In addition, you'll enjoy:

  • saving money
  • reduced wear and tear on your car
  • reduced commuting stress
  • preferential parking at your work site
  • meeting new people

​Benefits to Your Community

Did you know, that by vanpooling, you're also helping your community?
You'll help by:

  • reducing air pollution
  • alleviating traffic congestion
  • making Western Montana a better place to live and work

To qualify as a volunteer vanpool driver

You will need to complete an application and authorize Missoula Ravalli TMA to access your Motor Vehicle Report. You will also need to meet these few requirements:​

  • ​have a Montana State Driver's license
  • be 25+ years of age, or hold CDL, with 5+ years of driving experience
  • perform the driving functions and complete the necessary paperwork
  • have a clean driving record
  • no revoked or suspended licenses
  • no reckless driving, hit-and-run, DUI, DWI, or a felony in the last 10 years

Driver Essential Functions

A potential volunteer vanpool driver must be able to perform the essential driving functions listed below:

  • complete a short training program
  • safely operate up to a 15-passenger vanpool vehicle
  • understand and apply Montana State traffic regulations and agency procedures
  • fuel vehicle or obtain assistance from others
  • maintain cleanliness of the interior and exterior of the vehicle
  • perform vehicle inspections
Final approval for a volunteer to drive a vanpool vehicle rests with Missoula Ravalli TMA. Once you decide that you are ready to start driving, you will be taken through a short training program. Afterwards, you will start receiving the driver benefits - drive two or more full days per week and you will ride FREE for that week.

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