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What is OC Vanpool?

OCTA helps employers launch and maintain vanpool programs that enable employers to attract, retain, and nurture their employees. Over 200 companies have participated in the program that adds an employee benefit, eases parking problems and can help meet SCAQMD requirements. This super carpool only requires five employees who travel together in a leased van with costs partially subsidized by OCTA.

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How does Vanpool help employers?

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Strengthen employee engagement, productivity, retention

Vanpools ease the attrition among long-distance commuters and attract talented people who live far from your worksite.

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Reduce parking costs and congestion

Vanpools allow companies with parking problems to free up space and save money by decreasing vehicles arriving at the worksite.

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Improve compliance with rule 2202

Vanpools help companies with over 250 employees regulated by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).

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Tax incentives

Employers may be able to reduce employee payroll taxes paid through IRS Code 123(f).

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Ease pending relocation

Vanpools decrease stress among employees whose commute is lengthened by worksite relocation.

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Go green and boost community initiatives

Vanpools decrease a company's carbon footprint and this positive change can be shared through public relations and marketing campaigns.

How will my employees benefit?

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Save Money

Each vanpool participant can save $200 or more per month on gas, maintenance, insurance and personal vehicle depreciation.

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Stress Less

Vanpoolers can share driving duties and use passenger time to nap, browse social media, catch up on work or watch videos on a vehicle's TV.

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Save Time

Vanpoolers save time – up to a minute per mile – by using carpool and toll lanes.

Average commuter savings is $200 or more.

Monthly Commute Costs

Monthly Commute Costs Vanpool Riders save on average $200 or more compared to driving alone or standard carpooling. 2 person carpool 3 person carpool Vanpool Driving alone $0 $200 $400 $600 $800 Monthly Commute Costs Vanpool Riders save on average $200 or more compared to driving alone or standard carpooling. 2 person carpool 3 person carpool Vanpool Driving alone $0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800

Driving alone/carpool source: IRS avg. cost per mile, 70 mile round trip commute
Vanpool source: OCTA/NTD. 70 mile round trip commute 6 riders

How does OCTA help?

OCTA provides services that make vanpooling successful:

  • $400 monthly subsidy per vanpool – equal to 30–40% of the cost
  • Guaranteed Ride Home for unplanned emergencies (2 incidents per year)
  • Support to implement, grow and maintain a corporate vanpool program – at no cost to employers
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“Implementing the vanpool program and starting up a new vanpool is easy! All you need are eligible riders who want to save gas money, ride in the carpool lane, and limit their environmental impact. OCTA and the vanpool vendors will support you every step of the way.”

- Herbalife

“Having a vanpool program in place is a great rideshare option for our commuters in general, but especially for employees that travel long distance. Many of these commuters have shared that without the vanpool program in place, they would not be able to work in our city.”

- City of Anaheim

“A vanpool program can enhance an employer's image to their employees without having to spend a lot of money. Our program is self-sufficient, meaning it pays for itself through employee payroll deductions. Our employees see it as an added employer benefit." ”

- University of California, Irvine

Implementing a Program

Implementing a vanpool program that benefits your company and employees is easy. Here's how it works:

Let's Identify Your Potential

We'll create a complimentary analysis that indicates how many employees could be vanpooling and which groups have potential. This analysis is completely free and there is no obligation to rent any vans. It can be done in as little as a week.

Meet with the Groups

Once we've identified potential vanpoolers, we'll meet with them at your convenience at your business. Along with Enterprise, our vanpool provider, we'll present the benefits of vanpooling.

Form Vans!

After the meetings, groups can decide to vanpool, carpool or not change their habits. If vans are formed, we will provide all customer service necessary for maintenance, insurance, billing and subsidy enrollment.

Step 1: Identify Potential

Let's Identify Your Potential

We'll create a complimentary analysis that indicates how many employees could be vanpooling and which groups have potential. This analysis is completely free and there is no obligation to rent any vans. It can be done in as little as a week.

Step 2: Meet with Groups

Meet with the Groups

Once we've identified potential vanpoolers, we'll meet with them at your convenience at your business. Along with Enterprise, our vanpool provider, we'll present the benefits of vanpooling.

Step 3: Form Vans

Form Vans!

After the meetings, groups can decide to vanpool, carpool or not change their habits. If vans are formed, we will provide all customer service necessary for maintenance, insurance, billing and subsidy enrollment.

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