What are Vanpools

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.

How to start a Vanpool

You can form a new vanpool today through Commute with Enterprise, 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

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: Commute with Enterprise,
Contact: Ricardo Oliva
ph: 925 464-5131 OR California Vanpool Authority (CalVans)

Contact: Ron Hughes
ph: 559 852-2696.

SJVAPCD Vanpool Incentive

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

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Emergency Ride Home

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

Check it out here

Register today to get more information on vanpools.



1. Who owns the van?

Vans can leased through Commute with Enterprise, or CalVans.

2. Who drives the van?

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.

3. How much does it cost?

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.

4. Do you need special driver's license to drive the van?

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.

5. Can the van be used for personal use?

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

6. How do I get started?

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.