Learn about the many regional and county-provided vanpool incentives and awards available in the Bay Area.
In addition to the incentives and rewards, commuter benefits allow you to pay your vanpool fare using pre-tax dollars. Ask your employer if there is a pre-tax benefit available to you! Your employer can learn more about pre-tax benefits here.
$500 Subsidy for Commute With Enterprise Vanpools
Bay Area vanpools rented from Commute With Enterprise may be eligible for a $500 monthly subsidy when the vanpool meets the following requirements:
Owner-Operated Vanpool Seat Subsidy
Do you drive or coordinate an owner-operated vanpool that is down a rider or two? Apply for a Seat Subsidy and add your van to the "Seats Available" list to keep your vanpool rolling.
Discounted Parking Permits
The cities of Oakland and San Francisco offer discounted (or reduced-cost) parking permits for qualified vanpools.
Free Bridge Tolls
The Bay Area Vanpool Program provides free bridge tolls to 11 – 15 passenger vanpools by providing non-revenue FasTrak® toll tags.
County-Provided Vanpool Rewards
|County||Vanpool Incentives||Vanpool Passenger Incentives|
|Any Bay Area County||Vanpools rented from Commute with Enterprise and meeting other criteria receive $500 per month off the cost of the vanpool.|
|Contra Costa||1. New vanpools meeting eligibility requirements can receive $200 per month off the cost of the vanpool for up to 12 months.
2. New vanpools meeting eligibility requirements and whose driver has not been a member of a vanpool in the last 6 months can receive a $1000 cash bonus if the vanpool remains operational for 1 year
|Join a vanpool, and 511 Contra Costa will pay half your costs for the first three months.|
|Marin County||Up to $3,600 (paid $150 monthly) over 24 months to new vanpools traveling to or from Marin County.|
|San Mateo County||Vanpool drivers who start a new van and keep it on the road for six months receive a $500 reward.||Join a new or existing vanpool, and Commute.org will pay half your costs for the first three months.|
|Santa Clara County||Vanpools meeting MTC’s requirements that begin and end their commutes within Santa Clara County can receive a subsidy up to $400 per month. Vanpools can apply this subsidy on top of the existing $500 subsidy from MTC for a total of $900 in savings. Visit here for more information and to apply!|
|Solano County||Vanpools meeting MTC’s requirements that begin and end their commutes within Solano County can receive a subsidy up to $200 per month. Vanpools can apply this subsidy on top of the existing $500 subsidy from MTC for a total of $700 in savings. Visit here for more information and to apply!|
San Joaquin, and Stanislaus Counties
|New, qualifying vanpools can receive up to a $600 per month subsidy to help reduce the cost of commuting.|