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Vanpool Openings: Updated January 2024

NIH Vanpool Operators are Looking for Passengers!

Are you interested in joining an NIH vanpool? Contact the vanpool operators listed below for additional information.

NIH employees are eligible to receive up to $315 a month in Transhare benefits. Full-time employees must commute to work at least 11 days per month. Transhare program information can be accessed through the Division of Amenities and Transportation Services Transhare section.

NIH Vanpool Members are permitted to receive up to 12 permits per calendar quarter. After logging in to the CAPS system, click the "Print Temporary Permit," button and follow the on-screen instructions.

Vanpooling During COVID-19 - Tips for Protecting yourself and Others

  • Only ride when well;
  • Cover mouth and nose with face covering (mask);
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with upper sleeve or tissue;
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Create as much possible physical distance between you and other passengers;
  • Wash hands or use hand sanitizer before and after riding in a van;
  • If possible, keep windows open to increase airflow;
  • If using a ventilation system, use outside air instead of recirculated air.

NIH Vanpool List









Columbia, MD​NIH Bethesda Campus​Mukesh Garg
​Frederick, MD​NIH Bethesda Campus​Joseph Miller

Owings Mills & Security Mall 


Fishers Ln & NRC


Keith H Savage, Jr. 





Hagerstown, MD 


NIH Bethesda Campus


 Patrick Roa




Hagerstown, MD


NIH Bethesda Campus


Brian Smith





Walkersville & Frederick, MD


NIH Bethesda Campus


Joseph Busche





Jefferson, MD


NIH Bethesda Campus


​Charles Gussio





Don't see a vanpool in your area? Contact the NIH Parking Office to learn about becoming a vanpool operator!!   
A listing of vanpool companies in the DC Metropolitan area can be found at WMATA Regional Transportation Listing

NIH Rideshare Program

Share A Ride - Carpool or Vanpool

Commuting in the Washington Metropolitan area can be very difficult. Traffic congestion and air pollution from vehicle emissions have steadily increased within the last several years. In an effort to help ease traffic congestion, decrease pollution, and reduce the stress associated with the daily trip to and from work, the NIH offers a free Carpool and Vanpool Matching Service, the NIH Rideshare Program, through the Employee Transportation Services Office (ETSO), Division of Amenities and Transportation Services, Office of Research Services. This program can be used by all employees of the NIH for finding temporary and permanent ride sharing situations.

Joining the NIH Rideshare Program is easy! 

Log in to your CAPS account with your NIH username and password by clicking on the logo below. The program is open to all employees and contractors with a username and password. After logging in, choose the "Join Rideshare" button and follow the on screen prompts. After joining the program, you can search and send an email to other Rideshare members that live and work near you.

 CAPS Logo

Alternatively, NIH employees and contractors who cannot find interested members in their search, they can complete the NIH Ridefinders Network application pdf document and email the form to the Employee Transportation Service Office (ETSO), Building 31, Room 1A11, or fax (301) 480-0854.


  • Seating Capacity at least 6 adults (not including the driver);
  • At least 80% of the mileage used;
  • Purpose of transporting employees between residences and work place at least 50% occupancy;

Contact Information

Employee Transportation Services Office
Telephone:(301) 496-5050
Fax: (301) 480-0854

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