OKI’s Vanpool program is an affordable and convenient transportation service that enables coworkers to share a seven to 15 passenger van to get to work.
OKI provides a monthly subsidy to cover costs of the comfortable, fully equipped van. Riders or their employers share the rest of the monthly fee that covers the use of the van. The volunteer driver has limited personal use of the van on weekends and evenings.
Group members are not required to make a long-term commitment to vanpool. Instead, they agree to ride for a month at a time, and give a one-month notice if they decide to leave the group. Your group agrees on a route and schedule and meets at a central location. For more infomation, contact JNewcomb@Oki.org.
Forming a carpool is a great way to share the ride and cut your commuting costs. All it takes is two people to start saving money and cleaning our air. RideShare will help you find a neighbor or co-worker going your way. Just fill out our RideShare application or call 241-RIDE and we’ll send you a list of others willing to give carpooling a try. They’ll welcome your call because they are also interested in the benefits of carpooling. You can arrange to carpool every day, certain days, or on an as-needed basis.
Guaranteed Ride Home Program
RideShare offers a Guaranteed Ride Home program that provides carpoolers and vanpoolers extra insurance that they can get home in case of an emergency or unexpected overtime. The Guaranteed Ride Home program offers commuters 80% reimbursement of the cost of cab fare or transit fare home. Registered carpoolers and vanpoolers can use this service up to four times per year. Once registered, commuters do not have to call for approval. They just mail their dated receipt to: OKI Regional Council of Governments, 720 East Pete Rose Way, Suite 420, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.