Vanpools make getting to work quick and fun. 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 that live at least twenty miles away from their workplace and have a consistent work schedule. You can form a new vanpool today through Enterprise Rideshare, or CalVans, and receive monthly subsidies! See below, or contact Dibs at 800-52-SHARE for more information.
Stanislaus County and Merced County Vanpool Subsidies
Dibs currently offers vanpool subsidies to leased vans for Stanislaus County at $150 per month and to Merced County at $400 per month, as long as guidelines are followed, and obligations are 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 box to the right obtain forms.
NTD Reporting Contacts at leasing companies: Enterprise Rideshare Contact: Ricardo Oliva, email: Ricardo.Oliva@ehi.com ph: 925 464-5131 OR California Vanpool Authority (CalVans) Contact: Ron Hughes, email: Ron.Hughes@co.kings.ca.us ph: 559 852-2696.
SJVAPCD Vanpool Incentive
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District also has a vanpool incentive program. Click here for more info.
Emergency Ride Home
Got your vanpool all set up? You might be eligible for our Emergency Ride Home program! Check it out here!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.
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.