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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. 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.

Vanpool Subsidies

Dibs currently offers vanpool subsidies to leased vans for Stanislaus County and Merced County vans at $150 per month. That’s $1,800 per year as long as agreement obligations are met.  A different subsidy will be available to San Joaquin vans which will be a National Transportation Data subsidy. We anticipate that subsidy to be available by September 2017. Check back for additional details!

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) also has a Vanpool Incentive Program. They offer a $360 subsidy per commuter, per year for vanpool passengers who qualify. The subsidy is for vanpool riders for one to three years or up to $1,080. The passenger must reside within the geographic area of the SJVAPCD and meet a one-way mileage requirement. Other eligibility requirements may apply. Click here to apply.


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.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Who owns the van?

Vans can leased through Enterprise Rideshare, vRide, 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 Enterprise Rideshare, vRide 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.