The Bay Area Vanpool Program provides qualified vanpools $500 off the monthly cost of a vanpool. It also helps commuters find vanpool seats, start vanpools, get free bridge tolls , get discounted parking, and keep vanpools on the road with an "empty seat" subsidy. Some vanpoolers can get even more benefits from the county where they live or work.
A vanpool is a group of seven to 15 people commuting together with an unpaid driver. Vanpool vehicles can be rented through a third-party provider, such as Commute With Enterprise, be owned by an individual, or provided by an employer. Vanpools can also use express lanes toll-free with FasTrak.