Soaring gas prices, time-consuming congestion and growing environmental concerns are just a few of the many reasons to check out LYNX transportation alternatives. Our team works with employers and employees to find a safe, reliable and economical way to take care of the daily commute.
LYNX offers Vanpools and bus pass programs that will reduce the stress and cost of getting to work or school. Look over the options and contact LYNX at 407-843-POOL (7665) to find out more.
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What Is The LYNX Vanpool Program?
A LYNX Vanpool is a group of people who live and work near one another, have similar work schedules and commute to work at the same time each day using a van provided by LYNX. The route, schedule and pick-up/drop-off locations are determined by the driver in cooperation with other Vanpool members.
How Does It Work?
Typically, one person from the group volunteers as the primary driver. However, several or all of the participants may share the driving. Driver approval is subject to specified program criteria, including a review of applicant's motor vehicle report. Any participant that is registered may use the van for errands during the work day or at lunchtime provided they coordinate the arrangements with the primary driver.
Save Time and Money
The cost of the LYNX Vanpool service varies and is based on the size of the vehicle. This cost, which is shared by the participants, includes all maintenance and insurance for the van. Gasoline and tolls are additional costs also shared by the participants. A minimum of six to eight participants is recommended. However, our vans can accommodate up to 12 passengers, based on availability.
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LYNX Agency Program
This is a separate, employer-based Vanpool service provided by LYNX. The cost is a single monthly rate and is usually subsidized by the company interested in providing this service to their employees or clients. The monthly fee covers the van lease, insurance, full maintenance package, and 24 hour roadside service. All LYNX Agency Van vehicles are under a mileage cap and cannot exceed 3,500 miles per month. If the van exceeds the mileage cap, there will be an additional charge of $.10 per mile over the limit. The pricing for a 10, 12, or 15 passenger van is $690 per month ($525 if lessee provides insurance).
Have a Question?
For more information or if you have questions concerning the Vanpool program, please call a LYNX representative at 407-843-POOL (7665), Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST.
WHAT IS THE LYNX EMPLOYER BUS PASS PROGRAM?
Don’t drive yourself crazy getting to work! Pick up a 7-day or 30-day bus pass at your work location and relax while LYNX does the driving. You have time to read the paper or go over reports while saving money on gas and tolls. This program offers terrific tax saving benefits for employers and employees. Individuals who participate in LYNX bus pass programs also qualify for the "Emergency Ride Home" program offered by reThink and the Florida Department of Transportation.
“We give employees bus passes as a way to say thanks for riding the bus. Our employees truly appreciate it and it’s something that really helps our tight parking situation.’’ – Carla Fountain HR Manager Orange County Public Library
WHAT IS THE LYNX PRE-TAX SAVINGS PROGRAM?
Employers who subsidize Vanpool or Bus Pass programs receive a dollar-for-dollar tax deduction. Employees receive tax savings when they deduct up to $130 a month from their paycheck to pay for Vanpool or Bus Pass programs. This reduces the taxable income for employees and reduces payroll costs for employers.
INTERESTED IN CARPOOLS OR EMERGENCY RIDE HOME PROGRAM?
The carpool matching service and Emergency Ride Home Program are now handled by reThink, the regional Commuter Assistance Program for Central Florida. To find a match for carpooling or join the ERH Program, visit their website at reThinkYourCommute.com or call them at 1-866-610-RIDE (7433).
Save time, money and reduce the daily stress of commuting to work by parking your car for free at a LYNX/FDOT Park N Ride lot. These lots are a convenient place to meet up with members of your carpool or Vanpool. Most Park N Ride lots provide easy access to major highways. Here's a list of the locations:
Dean Road Park N Ride
10100 E. Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL 32817
Intersection of SR 50 and Dean Rd.
Lake Lotus Park N Ride
8903 Magnolia Homes Rd.
Orlando, FL 32810
Intersection of Lake Lotus, Magnolia Homes Road, just south of Maitland Boulevard.
Chuluota Park N Ride
16622 E. Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL 32820
Intersection of SR 50 and SR 419
Kissimmee/St. Cloud Turnpike (formerly Shady Lane) Park N Ride
901 Shady Lane
Kissimmee, FL 34744
Intersection of Florida Turnpike and SR 192, Exit 244
Saxon Park N Ride
1299 Saxon Blvd.
Orange City, FL 32763
Intersection of I-4 and Saxon Boulevard, Exit 111 A-B
Dirksen Park N Ride
295 DeBary Ave.
DeBary, FL 32713
Intersection of I-4 and DeBary Avenue, Exit 108
Clermont Park N Ride
1995 US 27, Clermont, FL 34711
U.S. 27 just south of SR 50
Eau Gallie Park N Ride
5110 W. Eau Gallie Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32934
Intersection of I-95 and Eau Gallie Boulevard, Exit 183
Palm Bay Park N Ride
341 Emerson Dr. N.W.
Palm Bay, FL 32907
Intersection of I-95/Palm Bay Road, Exit 176