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Vanpools

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.

Vanpool 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.

Commute with Enterprise Vanpool Leasing Information

Click on name to go to website Commute with Enterprise

Or call 800-VAN-4-WORK

 

CalVans Vanpool Leasing Information

Click on name to go to website CalVans

Or call 559-380-5263

 

SJVAPCD Vanpool Incentive

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District also has a vanpool incentive program.

Emergency Ride Home

Got your vanpool all set up? You might be eligible for our Emergency Ride Home program!

Register today to get more information on vanpools.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Vans can leased through Commute with Enterprise, or CalVans.

The members of the vanpool can decide. Some vans have one primary driver who drives every day or shares the driving with back-up drivers. Other vans split the driving between the members. It just depends on what works best for your vanpool.
The cost varies depending on the size and year of the van, passenger occupancy, daily round trip miles, and more. Contact a vanpool provider for a cost estimate.

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.

In some cases limited personal mileage is available. Check with Commute with Enterprise, or CalVans for additional details.

Type your information into our Trip Planner to see what existing vans might fit your schedule, or let Dibs know you’re interested in vanpooling by calling 1-800-52-SHARE. We will assist you in finding an existing vanpool, or help you start your own.