Under contract with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), the California-based benefit corporation Green Commuter has launched six all-electric vanpools under Metro’s subsidized vanpool program.
Green Commuter is the first US-based company to offer electric vehicles for public transit vanpool programs. In August of 2018, the company was approved as a vendor under Metro’s Vanpool Supplier Bench program. The agency’s vanpool program offers an economical and environmentally-friendly ridesharing option to approximately 10,000 commuters. For more than ten years Metro has operated one of the largest vanpool programs in the United States.
Green Commuter’s zero-emission vehicles offered through Metro’s program serve six distinct groups commuting from Los Angeles County origin points including Redondo Beach, Palmdale, Rancho Cucamonga and Corona del Mar.
Green Commuter is on track to deploy additional vanpools in the coming year for a total expanded fleet size of 82 units by the end of 2019.
Metro has approximately 1,300 total vanpools; Metro’s Vanpool program was introduced in 2007.