What are Vanpools
A vanpool is a group of up to fifteen people who commute to and from work together in a van. Vanpools work best for people who live at least twenty miles away from their workplace and have a consistent work schedule. Unlike carpools, vanpools are eligible for subsidies according to the county of origination or destination.
How to start a Vanpool
You can form a new vanpool today through Commute with Enterprise, or CalVans, and receive monthly subsidies! Personal vanpools can also register with Dibs, however, personal vans are not eligible to receive subsidies. See below for information on leasing a van, or contact Dibs at 800-52-SHARE for additional information on subsidies.
Stanislaus County and
Merced County Vanpool Subsidies
Subsidy funding is provided by the appropriate counties. The current funding for Stanislaus County vanpool subsidies is $150 per month for vans leaving from or originating in Stanislaus County. For vanpools to or from Merced County, the subsidy is $600 per month. Guidelines and agreements must be followed, and obligations met. Subsidies are based on funds available from each county. See forms below to apply.
San Joaquin County
National Transit Data Reporting Subsidy
The vanpool subsidy for San Joaquin County is a National Transit Data (NTD) reporting subsidy at $400 per month. That’s $4,800 per year towards your lease agreement as long as you meet and follow the NTD rules and regulations, and your lease agreement. See forms below to apply.
Forms and Agreements
SJVAPCD Vanpool Incentive
Emergency Ride Home
Register today to get more information on vanpools.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
No. All you need is a standard Class C license. Drivers for larger vans need to complete a DMV Class B driver’s medical examination. Dibs will reimburse each new driver for the out of pocket cost of their medical examination with proper documentation.