How does a vanpool work?

One person volunteers to be the primary driver/coordinator of the van. In exchange for taking on that responsibility, the driver sometimes does not pay towards the cost of the vanpool or pays a reduced cost. Riders usually meet at a designated pick-up location such as a Park & Ride lot. Some vans have more than one pick-up and/or drop-off point. It all depends on the nature and needs of the vanpool group. In other words, a Vanpool Democracy.