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Lowcountry Go is a regional partnership of the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments, the South Carolina Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and employers and stakeholders in the Tri-County region. Working together, the program focuses on reducing traffic congestion and improving quality of life for our region.

Lowcountry Go connects real people with real solutions and supports carpools, vanpools, public transit, walking, biking, emergency ride home, and many other programs that encourage behavior changes among commuters. In addition, Lowcountry Go works with regional employers to promote sustainable commute options in the workplace, such as work flextime, staggered shifts, and incentives.

The Lowcountry Go Vanpool Program provides eligible groups of four or more commuters with a 7 or 15 passenger van to use to commute to and from work. Vanpooling is an easy, convenient, and inexpensive service that connects people throughout the Tricounty area who are interest in alternative transportation options. The month-to-month lease includes the vehicle, insurance, maintenance, gas, and an Emergency Ride Home.

Vanpooling at a Glance

  • Most economical for groups traveling 15+ miles one way to work.
  • Monthly fares are based on the average daily round-trip miles the van travels each day.
  • Monthly cost is divided among the riders. The more riders, the lower the cost!
  • At least two members of the group qualify to be the primary driver and back-up driver.
  • Most vans meet at a central location like a Park & Ride lot.
  • There must be a minimum of four individuals to start a vanpool.
  • Vanpoolers are eligible for refundable taxi rides in the event of an emergency through the Emergency Ride Home program.

Want to know more? Watch our short video about out Vanpool program below or view our Frequently Asked Questions.

Important Links and Info:

  • Vanpooling: Start Today!
  • Vanpool Riders Wanted
  • Vanpool Fares
  • Vanpool Forms
    • Lowcountry Go Vanpool MVR/Driver Application
    • Vanpool Driver/Rider Agreement
    • Vanpool Expense Mileage Report
    • Bookkeeping Instructions
    • Example Monthly Logs
    • Vanpool Accident/Incident Report
    • Vanpool Flyers
  • Vanpool Payments

Use the following link to make your monthly vanpool payment: Pay Online

Methods of Payment:  PayPal  |  Credit/Debit  |  Pay by check

If paying by check – please make check payable to:
BCD Council of Governments
5790 Casper Padgett Way
North Charleston, SC 29406

  • Courtney Cherry
    BCDCOG Vanpool Coordinator
     5790 Casper Padgett Way
    North Charleston, SC 29406
    vanpool@bcdcog.com  |  843-714-7393 (c)  |  843-529-6286 (o)

    Request a Vanpool Representative to discuss or learn about more sustainable commuting options you can implement in your organization!