February 2019


March 2016

Save Money, Vehicle Wear-and-Tear by Sharing a Ride on a STAR Van

Seats are available now from several neighborhood routes reaching major Energy Corridor employers

You can leave the driving to someone else and save money, reduce wear-and-tear on your own vehicle and possibly qualify for a financial benefit from your employer by riding to work in a METRO STAR vanpool.

And right now seats are available on STAR vanpools serving Cypress, Fulshear, Houston, Humble, Katy, League City, Missouri City, Pearland, Spring, Sugar Land, The Woodlands and Webster. You can join commuters on daily stress-free rides heading to BP’s Westlake Campus, ConocoPhillips, Schlumberger, Shell and other Energy Corridor employers.

STAR will even arrange a free ride for those wishing to try a vanpool.

Commuters who live in one of the cities listed above can register online here, or contact Deborah Mayfield at 713-739-3838 or dpoole@starvanpool.com. Additional info about STAR Vanpool can be found here.  

Vanpooling not only saves money on gas, it saves wear and tear on your car and reduces routine maintenance costs. Better still, vanpoolers can save time by using HOV lanes.

A vanpool is a group of five to 15 commuters who share rides in a STAR van. Residents from an eight-county region – including Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Montgomery, Waller and Harris counties – are all served by the METRO STAR vanpool program.

Many employers in The Energy Corridor provide financial support to employees as a transportation benefit to help reduce the individual monthly STAR cost. Check with your employer today and then find out if a seat is available by registering here.

STAR vanpool riders and bus patrons without midday service can sign up for the Emergency Ride/Guaranteed Ride Home program. The free service provides commuters a way home in the event of a midday emergency, up to three times per calendar year. In addition, vanpoolers who need a vehicle while at work can take advantage of The District’s Enterprise CarShare program, now available at four locations in The Energy Corridor. Affordable CarShare rentals are available to alternative commuters who need a vehicle while at work for any reason.

Vanpoolers also enjoy earning rewards on every vanpool trip when they register at www.NuRide.com. NuRide members get rewards when walking, biking, telecommuting, carpooling, vanpooling or taking the bus to work, and even for working a compressed week. The idea is to reward alternative commuters for their help in reducing traffic congestion on Houston’s roads.

NuRide points can even be used to reduce the already low rental price of The District’s Enterprise CarShare vehicles.

Find out more about STAR vanpool and other transportation options at The District’s Commuter Solutions page here.

March 2016 Articles

1,000 Tree Saplings Planted by The District, Propagating a Green Corridor Amidst Busy Pavement

Seeking Citizen-sourced Transportation Policy Solutions, The District Partners with Mobility Houston

Save Money, Vehicle Wear-and-Tear by Sharing a Ride on a STAR Van

Cane Island & METRO STAR Launch Nation​‘s 1st Vanpool Partnership with a Master-Planned Community

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New Executive Chef Cooking Up a Culinary Resurgence at Wyndham West Houston Energy Corridor

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