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  • Start a Vanpool

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    Kristopher Hewkin

    Marketing Specialist – Vanpool

    (714) 560-5331
  • Form a new vanpool between 10/3 and 11/11/2016 and receive a $100 gas card for being the vanpool coordinator and $100 gas card to use for your group’s gas. Contact OCTA Vanpool Specialist Kristopher Hewkin by email at khewkin@octa.net or phone at 714-560-5331 for more information.

    • Five is the magic number required to start a vanpool
    • Riders will need to meet at a common pickup point near their home, share a common schedule and work at the same worksite or neighboring worksites
    • All vanpools are required to be American with Disabilities (ADA) compliant. Accessible vehicles are available upon request.
     

     
    • One centralized pickup spot is ideal but multiple pickups may be arranged depending on the preferences of the group
    • Park and Ride lots are safe places for vanpoolers to park their cars throughout the day and vehicle overnight. Please check all lot restrictions before parking
    • To find the most convenient Park and Ride, please click here.
     

     
    • Each group is required to have one driver, al though having multiple is recommended, that passes a basic DMV check
    • Each group is also required to have one lease signer that is required to pass a basic credit check
     

     
    • All vehicles eligible for OCTA assistance must lease a vehicle on a month-to-month basis through their choice of two trusted partners, Enterprise Rideshare or vRide
    • Enterprise Rideshare 1-800-VAN-4-WORK
      Enterprise Rideshare, a division of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, was founded in 1994 and has become a national leader in servicing both individual vanpool groups and large employer work sites
    • vRide 1-800-VAN-RIDE
    • For over 30 years, vRide has been providing commuters with a better way to get to work each day. With over 7,000 vanpools in operation, vRide is one of the nation’s best alternative commuter solutions
     

     
     

     

    That’s it!

    Lack sufficient riders to form your own vanpool? Have questions about the vanpool formation process?

    Please contact vanpool program specialist, Kristopher Hewkin, at khewkin@octa.net or 714.560.5331. You can also try to join an existing vanpool, find carpool partners or contact your Human Resources department to inquire about existing rideshare programs.

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