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Title:Vanpooling in North Dakota: Feasibility and Operating Scenarios
Authors:Jon Mielke
Publication Date:Jan 2006
Report #:DP-174
TRID #:01024716
Keywords:air quality, commuting, costs, design, feasibility analysis, financing, fuel consumption, highway traffic, incentives, income, operations, ownership, parking demand, pollutants, program management, rural areas, rural transportation, rural travel, vanpools
Type:Research Report – Department Publications



This study reviewed the operations of eight state-run vanpool programs and another seven programs that are run by local units of government. This review focused on the size of each program, funding sources, passenger fares, and overall operations. Some of these services are run with in-house personnel while others contract with commercial vanpool companies to administer and promote their programs. The experiences of these programs may be beneficial if North Dakota decides to reestablish a vanpool program for the benefit of its business community and state residents.

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050