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Predictable Vanpools for Unpredictable Schedules

MagicBus has added flexibility to vanpool scheduling so your vans only run when your employees need it. Riders can schedule their in-office days in advance and MagicBus will create on-demand vanpools to get them to work.

How do On-Demand Vanpools work with Flexible Schedules?

On-demand pools are created on a rolling basis when enough riders have requested a ride on a given day. Organizations first need to add their vehicles, vehicle coordinators, and drivers to the platform.

Riders can then make route suggestions or select an existing vanpool route and add their desired ride days to the calendar. If enough riders are interested in riding on a specific day we’ll create the pool and automatically book their seats so they can hop on and ride.

Grow Ridership Predictably

On-demand pools are a great way to quickly get your program up and running. Pools can be created in less than a day once riders have added their availability. Vanpool coordinators can stay up to date on route and rider demand so that they can create new pools, find drivers, and manage their vans to best serve riders.

Organizations can also create fixed schedules with predictable booking and subscriptions as their vanpool routes mature. Fixed scheduling and subscriptions give riders a reliable means of transportation that automatically rebooks their seat on a weekly or monthly basis.

Fixed Schedules and Flexible Booking

Fixed scheduling doesn’t mean all of your riders need to book in advance. Organizations can open seats to any rider so they can book a one-time seat on a fixed-schedule vanpool. Subscribed riders will still get their reserved seat every month but extra seats can be filled on a daily basis by employees with flexible schedules.

Is Fixed Scheduling or On-Demand Vanpooling Right for My Employees?

Let your employees decide – MagicBus lets organizations configure their vanpool routes according to their employees needs. Some teams may have fixed schedules so they need a predictable vanpool to the office every day. Other teams may have varying schedules throughout the week so they can set their availability and let MagicBus create on-demand pools when they’re all ready to ride.
Reach out to the MagicBus team today to schedule a demo. Learn more about vanpooling and how fixed and on-demand schedules can get your vanpool program up and running quickly while providing a long-term predictable commuting option.