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What is a Vanpool?

Vanpooling is a convenient way to get to work, especially for people who work far from home. Vanpools accommodate 7- 15 passengers that consist of a driver and passengers with similar origins and destinations. Vanpools are used  for not-for-profit work-related transportation.

Vanpools are most cost effective when they start at least 15 miles or more from their destinations. The pricing for a van depends on the number of riders and the distance you are traveling.

New Vanpool Incentives

On April 1st, Solano Mobility will start offering a new subsidy to encourage residents and employees in Solano County to use vanpools to get to work. In partnership with Commute with Enterprise, Solano Mobility’s vanpooling program offers commuters traveling to and from Solano County  an innovative shared mobility option.

New, qualifying Vanpools can receive a  $200 subsidy to help vanpool participants reduce the cost of commuting. Vanpools can apply this subsidy on top of an existing $350 subsidy from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for a total of $550 in the first year.

Commute with Enterprise will also provide 24-hour roadside assistance, liability insurance, and scheduled maintenance. And as part of the Enterprise’s Complete Clean Pledge, Commute with Enterprise provides best practices for cleaning and Complete Clean Starter Kits for new Commutes.

Rules of eligibility:

  • Vanpools must have an origin or destination in Solano County
  • Participation cannot be restricted to a particular employer, must be open to the public
  • Must complete monthly ridership reports and annual surveys
  • Must maintain 50% occupancy each month

If you are interested in starting a Vanpool please fill out the form below.

Interested in joining a van?

If you are looking to join an existing vanpool, use the Commuterinfo platform, or contact Enterprise -Christopher.W.Knoll@ehi.com.

Benefits of joining a vanpool include:

•  Saving money on gas, tolls, and car costs
•  Using HOV lanes and reducing travel time
•  Improving air quality and traffic
•  Qualifying for  Solano Mobility ‘s Guaranteed Ride Home program (for those who work in Solano County)

 

COVID-19 Vanpool Safety Tips

The safest measure in the COVID-19 environment is to stay home when possible, in accordance with public health directives(opens in a new window). To help protect you and others in the event you choose to vanpool, the Bay Area Vanpool Program gathered information from public health sources to help you Vanpool with Care(PDF file opens in a new window).

For complete and accurate information on how to protect yourself in the COVID-19 environment visit the CDC website.