What is a Vanpool?
Vanpooling is a convenient way to get to work, especially for people who work far from home. Official vanpools have 7 to 15 passengers, including the driver who usually rides for free. The vehicle may be owned by one of the vanpoolers or leased from an approved vanpool vendor. Vanpools with 11 -15 passengers that register with us or 511 get TOLL-FREE PASSAGE on the Bay Area’s seven state-owned toll bridges (Antioch, Benicia-Martinez, Carquinez, Dumbarton, Richmond-San Rafael, San Mateo-Hayward and San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge).
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New, qualifying vanpools and backup drivers can earn from $100 to $300 in gas cards, receive preferential parking, and enjoy additional special incentives in some areas.
- $300: New vanpool drivers can receive $100 gas cards for three months.
- $100: Vanpool backup drivers can receive $50 gas cards for two months.
- $100+: For new vanpools, receive gas card subsidies of $100 per empty seat for the first month, to get you on the road as you find passengers ($75/2nd month, $50/3rd month, $25/4th month).
- Tax savings: Through the Commuter Tax Benefit pre-tax transit vouchers for qualified vanpool are available. For more information on the updated information click here.
For more information, contact our Solano Mobility Call Center at: 800-535-6883