Vanpools operate in a similar manner to carpools, only they carry more individuals than a typical carpool. Vanpooling is particularly suitable for longer commutes (10 miles or more each way). In order for a vanpool to be economically efficient you must have at least five riders. Faculty and staff who participate in this program will no longer receive an annual parking pass. Daily passes are available at the Transportation and Parking office for special circumstances.
What is Zimride Rideshare?
Zimride Rideshare is a free matching service for the Princeton University community. Participation is voluntary. The program provides interested applicants with a match list of other Princeton University community members who live and work near them and want to vanpool. Established vanpools can receive a $50 gas card every three months the vanpool is in operation. Vanpools must be registered to participate.
How do I join?
Princeton University community members can join Zimride Rideshare online.
CLICK HERE TO JOIN ZIMRIDE
Click here to view Princeton University's Vanpool Policy in PDF format. To be a vanpool driver you must meet the criteria listed here.
Vanpool 1: Morrisville, PA - Main Campus
Vanpool 2: New Egypt, NJ - Main Campus
Vanpool 3: Cream Ridge, NJ – Princeton Plasma Physics Lab (PPPL)
Vanpool 4: Levittown, PA – MacMillan Building
Vanpool 5: Levittown, PA – Princeton Plasma Physics Lab (PPPL)
Vanpool 6: Bordentown, NJ – MacMillan Building
Vanpool 7: Ewing, NJ – Main Campus
If you are interested in joining one of these vanpools, creating a new vanpool or for more information, please contact Pam Slater at firstname.lastname@example.org, 609.258.1656 or visit the Transportation & Parking Services Office between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.