vanpool

What is a vanpool?
If two heads are better than one, just imagine what seven can do!  Vanpools are a comfortable, cost-effective, and convenient way for groups of 7 to 15 people to share their ride to work. Vanpools reduce stress, help the environment, and save you money. In 2014, more than 700 vanpools contributed to 135 million miles reduced! 

You or your employer can lease a vehicle through one of the iCommute contracted vanpool vendors and receive up to $400 per month to help offset the cost of the lease. 

Through our contracted vendors, Enterprise Rideshare and vRide, vanpool drivers are offered month-to-month leases on passenger vans that include maintenance, roadside assistance, and insurance costs. Drivers have access to the van after work hours and can even log personal miles. ADA compliant vehicles are available upon request.

Get started today
Use the iCommute tools below or view the list of currently available vanpool seats. Can’t find a vanpool that fits your commute? Sign up for the vanpool interest list and an iCommute staff member will notify you if a vanpool matching your preferences becomes available, or if there is interest in starting a new vanpool in your area. 

Already in a vanpool? See some of our most frequently asked questions.

Find a vanpool match with TripPlanner
TripPlanner can help you plan your commute and find vanpool matches online. There are many commuters – friends, neighbors, and colleagues who live and work near you – looking for vanpool partners. TripPlanner will help you make the connection quickly and easily. To see if a vanpool is near you, sign up for an iCommute account today and enter your start and destination address. Can’t find a vanpool that fits your commute? View the list of currently available vanpool seats or sign up for the vanpool interest list.

Measure your savings with TripTracker
TripTracker helps you measure the savings of your vanpool commute – both to your wallet and the planet. Just log in, record your vanpool trips, and watch the savings add up. Logging your trips also keeps your vanpool eligible to receive the subsidy of up to $400 per month. Plus, by logging eligible trips at least eight days per month, you’ll be automatically entered for chances to win iCommute monthly prize drawings! Get started and sign up for iCommute today.

Guaranteed Ride Home
You’ll never be stranded with the Guaranteed Ride Home program. Vanpool, carpool, take transit, bike, or walk to work,  and you’re eligible. Guaranteed Ride Home ensures that you’ll be able to get home for free up to three times per year in case of a personal or family emergency or illness, unscheduled overtime, or being stranded at work if your vanpool driver has an emergency. To enroll, complete this registration form today.

Park & Ride lots
Conveniently located throughout the region, Park & Ride lots are free and a great place to meet your vanpool. Visit the Park & Ride page to find a lot near you.

For more vanpool information, call 511 and say "iCommute" or email vanpool@sandag.org.

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