Did You Know?

On average, vanpool participants saved almost $1,000 each in ownership and operating costs … in addition to their tremendous savings on gas!

MeadeRide is responsible for taking thousands of vehicles off the road every day!

Employees who vanpool are more likely to arrive to work on time!

Vanpooling drastically reduces commuting and maintenance costs by up to $800- a month!



A vanpool allows 7 to 15 people to share a relaxing ride together. Determined by its riders, vanpools arrive and depart at set times each weekday and tend to work best for those employees who work on consistent schedules.

MeadeRide is forming new vanpools now! MeadeRide vanpools bring employees from Northern Virginia, Maryland and DC to work sites in and around Ft. Meade. As more employers and employees move into the region, vanpools will be an increasingly viable and convenient option to get to work.

Advantages of vanpooling include:

  • financial savings from sharing your commuting costs
  • eligibility for transportation benefits from your employer, which can be hundreds of dollars per month!
  • preferential parking at Fort Meade
  • reduced commute time where HOV lanes are available
  • additional personal time to be productive or relax
  • decreased auto emissions and less air pollution

MeadeRide works with two local vanpool vendors, Enterprise and vRide.

We currently have vanpools commuting to Ft. Meade daily from, amongst other places, Frederick, Elkton, Owings Mills, and Waldorf in Maryland, as well as from York, Hanover and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and from Alexandria, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Reston, Springfield, Sterling and Vienna, Virginia.

Below is a list of regional park and ride locations, a great starting point for any vanpool:

Fairfax County, Virginia – Park and Ride Facilities click here. Park and Ride/HOV Map click here.

Prince William County, Virginia – Commuter Lots click here.

Fredericksburg, Virginia - Commuter Parking Lots click here.

Montgomery County, Maryland – Park-N-Ride Lots in Montgomery County click here.

Howard County, Maryland – Park and Ride Locations click here.

MTA – SHA’s Park and Ride Facilities click here.

Guaranteed Ride Home

If you vanpool to work but need to get home in case of an unexpected event or emergency, we’ve got you covered with the Guaranteed Ride Home program.

To register for the Guaranteed Ride Home program, visit www.commuterconnections.org or call 1-800-745-RIDE.