Carpooling/vanpooling is an arrangement by a group of commuters to ride together from their homes or a prearranged meeting place. This is an option best suited for individuals who live near each other, work near each other, and have similar schedules or flexible work hours.
"Carpooling" generally describes smaller groups (2-6 people) and "vanpooling" often is used for larger groups (7 or more people).
Carpooling/vanpooling is not just a great way to travel to and from work, school, extracurricular activities, or just running errands. This method also helps to reduce traffic congestion, vehicle miles traveled, and mobile source pollution.
For more information please contact the Bureau of Air Quality at (803) 898-4123 or by email.