The University of Michigan has sponsored vanpooling for its faculty and staff since the 1970s. Up to six passengers and a driver meet each day in their community and ride in together. The vanpool program is very important to our department strategy for meeting the parking and transportation needs of the University and we want to make sure it continues as a viable, sustainable program.


You are eligible to join the vanpool program if you meet the following criteria:

  • Full time status (32 hour appointment or greater)
  • Permanent employment status
  • Able to commit to riding on a full time basis, at least 4 days a week.

If you are not a full time U-M employee you may still be eligible for the vanpool program. The cost to join a vanpool if you are not a full time employee is $119.00 per month plus tax.


There is a $25 monthly fee to participate in the Vanpool program. The fee is eligible for pre-tax payroll deduction. As an incentive to drivers, the fee will be waived for primary drivers. If you have any questions, please contact Alternative Transportation below.

In addition to the monthly fee, vanpool members share in the cost of fuel.

Alternative Transportation

523 South Division Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2912
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Phone: +1 (734) 764-1100
Fax: +1 (734) 763-4041
E-mail: [email protected]