Owner-operated vanpools are personally-owned 7 – 15 passenger vans filled with passengers traveling to and from work together. Passengers pay the van owner for their seat on a monthly basis.
The Bay Area Vanpool Program supports owner-operated vanpools by helping drivers find passengers, recruit back-up drivers, subsidize empty seats, complete required forms, get discounted parking, get free bridge tolls, and earn rewards. If you have a van and want to start recruiting passengers, take the first steps below.
Step 1 - Pass medical exam as required by the DMV for vanpool drivers.
The State of California requires all drivers to pass a medical examination before they can drive a vanpool. Learn More.
Step 2 – Register your vanpool in the 511 RideMatch System.
Get your vanpool registered in the 511 RideMatch System, and our vanpool consultants can support you in coordinating your vanpool. Register here.
Your green commute can earn you a few perks.
Contact a 511 vanpool consultant.