Here’s some good news for commuters and employers: The minimum occupancy for vanpools has been temporarily reduced from 70% to 50%. That means a 7-passenger vanpool only needs four regular riders, instead of five, to qualify for the $400 OC Vanpool program subsidy. The temporary start-up reduction is valid through June 30, 2022.
Vanpools operate on a month-to-month basis with a turn-key service that includes the vehicle, insurance, maintenance, and customer service from an OCTA contracted provider.
As people head back to the office, a vanpool is a great way for commuters to reduce stress and save money. For employers, vanpools provide a valuable employee benefit, reliable transportation, and a way to reduce parking costs.
Find out more about the OC Vanpool program here.