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

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Other Words from vanpool

vanpooling noun

Examples of vanpool in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Flex tag needed for free ride in express lanes: Roadshow," 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, "Are toll lanes really the answer to Atlanta’s traffic mess?," 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,, "Signatures submitted for ballot measure to require panic buttons for Terranea and Trump golf club workers," 2 May 2018 Cagle said the airport will talk with CATS about possibly subsidizing a vanpool service for airport employees. Steve Harrison, charlotteobserver, "CLT cuts $1 million funding for airport bus, and CATS plans to end route | Charlotte Observer," 29 Mar. 2018 With a vanpool, a group of people decide to carpool and then rent a CATS van. Steve Harrison, charlotteobserver, "CLT cuts $1 million funding for airport bus, and CATS plans to end route | Charlotte Observer," 29 Mar. 2018 Would the public and taxpayers be better served with dedicated bus/vanpool lanes or bus rapid transit to move people quickly between both communities? Anchorage Daily News, "Readers write: Letters to the editor, January 12, 2018," 12 Jan. 2018 This compares to an average 0.22 pounds per passenger mile for heavy rail transit like the subway or vanpools, per the Department of Transportation’s 2010 data. Eleanor Cummins, Ars Technica, "Emissions, eschmissions: How to (simply) reduce your carbon footprint in 2017," 28 Oct. 2017 On arrival in Anchorage, vanpools and/or connecting People Mover buses would take people to their final destinations. Cynthia Wentworth, Alaska Dispatch News, "Mat-Su commuter train? We’ve got the rails, just need the will," 17 Oct. 2017

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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 7 Jul. 2020.

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