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Yvette Davis
Senior Program Specialist

Kari McNickle
Associate Program Specialist

Lisa Donahue
Assistant Program Specialist

Teresa Garcia
Administrative Technician

1-800-52-SHARE
1-800-527-4273
209-235-1094 Tel
209-235-0601 Fax

 

PROGRAMS

Vanpool Subsidies

Commute Connection is offering two vanpool lease fare subsidies to newly leased  vanpools and existing vanpools which are leased from an approved vendor*.  All subsidy payments are paid directly to the leasing company on the leasee's behalf.

What is a vanpool? A vanpool is a means of transportation in which a group of individuals travel between their homes and a regular destination within the same geographical area. Vanpools work best for those who live at least 20 miles away from their destination and have a consistant schedule.

COMMUTE CONNECTION SUBSIDIES:

1)    Start-Up Subsidy: The Start-Up Subsidy is offered at $200 per month, per van for one year ($2,400 total) as long as all criteria are met according to the signed subsidy agreement. An additional $100 per month will be paid as long as the vanpool stays on the road and continues to adhere to the subsidy agreement or until all funds are exhausted.
Origination or destination for this subsidy must be within San Joaquin, Stanislaus or Merced Counties.

 2)   Long-term Subsidy: The Long-term Subsidy is offered at $100 per month to existing leased vans which have received a Commute Connection subsidy in the past and are still on the road. The Long-term Subsidy is available to vans that satisfy and comply with the subsidy guidelines and is for the term of the lease or through June 30, 2017. 

For additional information go to the following links:

OTHER SUBSIDIES & INCENTIVES:
State of California
Federal Government
San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
Valley Rides
Sacregion 511
Rideshare 511

*Approved Vanpool Leasing Vendors: For information on leasing vans visit these websites: Enterprise, vRide or CalVans.org. (CalVans leased vans must have an origin or destination within San Joaquin or Merced counties to be eligible for the subsidy.)

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Commute Connection is a Regional Rideshare Agency and a program of the San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG)

Commute Connection Serves the Following Counties:

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY with SJCOG

San Joaquin Council of Governments

STANISLAUS COUNTY with StanCOG

Stanislaus Council of Governments 

MERCED COUNTY with MCAG

Merced County Association of Governments