van·​pool | \ ˈvan-ˌpül How to pronounce vanpool (audio) \

Definition of vanpool

: an arrangement by which a group of people commute to work in a van

Other Words from vanpool

vanpooling noun

Examples of vanpool in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To that end, Hobbs' plan set aside about $4 billion for bus, vanpool, and ferry electrification grants while Fey's includes $6 billion for similar projects along with bike and pedestrian crossing grants. Tim Gruver, Washington Examiner, 8 Apr. 2021 Officials also are looking at how to increase carpool and vanpool programs, as well as the use of technologies to discourage solo driving. Washington Post, 29 Dec. 2020 Another applicant, OmniRide based in Prince William County, sought funding to support three bus routes and a new vanpool program. Washington Post, 4 July 2020 The flex tag allows carpools, vanpools, motorcycles, and eligible clean air vehicles to travel toll-free in the express lanes with the tag set to the 2 or 3+ position. Gary Richards, The Mercury News, 12 July 2019 For example, in the future the agency could charge more for single-occupancy vehicles than for three-person carpools or vanpools, which already ride for free on the I-85 lanes. David Wickert, ajc, 17 June 2019 The ordinance also would call on the resort to provide access to a vanpool, private bus or passes for mass transit to help employees get to work. Hugo Martin,, 2 May 2018 Cagle said the airport will talk with CATS about possibly subsidizing a vanpool service for airport employees. Steve Harrison, charlotteobserver, 29 Mar. 2018 With a vanpool, a group of people decide to carpool and then rent a CATS van. Steve Harrison, charlotteobserver, 29 Mar. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of vanpool

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vanpool

van entry 1 + pool entry 3

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“Vanpool.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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