Anyone interested in vanpooling?
Currently, I waste about 2 hours on the road every day. I was looking at the King County Vanpool program to see if there is an alternative.
My big thing is that I want to hire a fulltime driver and I want wifi in the van so that I can work while I commute. That right there would add 2 hours to my life every day. 2 hours x 20 days = 40 hours/month ==> 480 hours/year.
If anyone else out there feels this pain, please ping me (Just comment on the post). We’re work out pickup/drop location and times.
I did some investigation and this is what it would take. I just need 5 more people to join me.
Currently I’m travelling about 60 miles per day.
$4 x 60miles/20mpg = $12/day x 20 days = $240/month in gas
+ 2 hours of commute time/day + wear and tear on car
“Drive me while I work” program costs:
If we can get 6 people, we could get a 7 passenger van from the King County Vanpool program.
|Low Estimate||High Estimate|
|Revenue||$250 per person x 6 = $1500/month||$280 per person x 6 = $1680/month|
|Van + Gas||$536||$536|
|2 12GB Hotspots (Sprint) @ $80/each||$160||$160|
Essentially, for the money I spend on gas, I might be able to have a custom shuttle service to my work.
For the driver, I figure we can find a contractor for $10/hour and pay them 4 hours/day.
$40/day x 20 days = $800/month
It’s possible we may need to pay more for a quality, reliable driver. If we pay up to $12/hour, then the total driver cost would be:
$48/day x 20 days = $960/month
We might even get lucky and one of the interested commuters might want to be a driver. We could just pay them $800/month. That’s not a bad deal for driving a few other people to/from work…
You should talk I my brother
Did you ever get this vanpool going/have extra space? Currently reside in Federal Way, and commute to DT Bellevue Mon-Fri.
I did find a carpool. We go from the Redondo Heights Park and Ride to the Bellevue Community College Park and Ride.
Are you still carpooling?