Overview

Join vRide

Find your pool and sign up. You or your company pays your monthly fee.

Meet up!

Meet up at a convenient location of your choosing and hit the road!

Sit Back & Save

Our system makes managing the pool easy. All you have do is watch your savings add up.

vRide Makes It Easy

vRide is a ridesharing platform that saves you money on your way to work. Our ride-matching system links 5-15 people with similar commutes and helps them save money and time on their commute. While vRiding you can sleep, socialize with friends or get a headstart on the workday.

Find Rides

Who’s in the van?

Primary Driver

The primary driver is in charge of maintaining the logistics of the pool and has the added benefit of taking the van home for personal use.

Alternate Driver

Drive when you want to. Step up as driver when needed. When you’re not behind the wheel, sit back and relax, spending your time whatever way you want.

Rider

Sign up and ride! All vRiders enjoy saving money, making friends, sleeping, or even working. Embrace your new way to work and save your personal vehicle for non-commuting uses.

Find the commute that’s right for you.

Vanpool

Vanpools are great for commuter groups of more than 5 people who travel more than 15 miles each way. vRide not only helps with the creation of the group but can also provide a custom built van!

Vanpool

Carpool

Have a group of less than 7 people who want to commute together? Want to use your own car? Consider carpooling! vRide’s ridematching application can help you create your carpool or find one. Sit back, relax and enjoy saving money on your way to work.

Carpool

Park and Ride

Live in a remote location? No other pools in your area? Expand your options, meet your carpool or vanpool at a conveniently located Park and Ride.

Park and Ride
Beginning in January of 2005 I teamed-up with 13 other American National Insurance Company employees to start yet another vanpool from the mainland to Galveston, Texas. There are currently six vanpools carrying ANICO employees to the island five days a week, and one commuting from the island to our South Shore Harbour facility on the mainland. Vanpools can offer employees an alternative; which, before you know it, becomes a routine. It’s a simple routine – arrive on time, leave on time and arrive back home on time. Less stress with more of your paycheck left in your pocket at the end of the month. I’ve worked for American National for over 12 years and commute from the west side of League City to Galveston Island, which is about a 60-mile round-trip. I’ve always driven a larger truck or sport utility vehicle, so I was used to paying more for gas. Before I started vanpooling, I spent an average of $250 to $400 for gas per month on just my commute to-and-from work alone. I’ve been through at least six sets of tires, not to mention multiple brake jobs, front-end component replacements, two or three windshields, constant maintenance and other daily-driver wear and tear. As a former member of another vanpool and as the primary driver of this one, I average only spending $45 to $65 per month for my commute; and that’s with the roller coaster costs of fuel over the past couple of summers. As for the maintenance of our van, it’s covered under our lease! So what about the routine? The routine is to arrive at a designated location with enough time to board the van prior to the morning departure time, and then leave your office with enough time to board the van prior to the afternoon departure time. It is not a hard routine to follow. I used to be a Type A, get-out of-my-way guy until I got into the routine. Whether it’s due to the vanpool routine (or age), I’ve been more relaxed and more time-efficient over the past year-and-a-half. Routine aside, our van strives to operate a little differently, or should I say … we drive to a different beat. Even though we consist of insurance professionals who work in a very conservative business environment, I’ve named our group the Vanimals. We keep it real and at the same time, we keep it fun. We are somewhat flexible with our departure time because every once in a while, life throws you a curve. As the primary driver, I’ve found that it’s fun to mix things up a bit, so the drive doesn’t get stale. We take alternate routes through Galveston for change of scenery, listen to a variety of music or most of the time just talk with each other. We do have quite a cast of characters sharing our commute, which makes for some pretty interesting conversation. Special thanks to METRO and VPSI for making it possible for us to have a convenient and trouble-free commute. They have always been there for us, and have really helped make our “routine” as simple as possible. I just wish that I would have jumped on the vanwagon much sooner!
Angelo D. Landrum