Home     About Us     Contact Us     Webmaster

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

PROGRAMS

RESOURCES

COMMUTE CONNECTION TEAM

Yvette Davis
Senior Regional
Planner

Kari McNickle
Regional Planner

Lisa Donahue
Regional Planner

Teresa Garcia
Planner Technician

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

 

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

Carpools and Vanpools

Why Rideshare?

  • RELAX AND LET SOMEONE ELSE DRIVE
  • REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION  
  • IMPROVE AIR QUALITY
  • SAVE MONEY  
  • REDUCE WEAR AND TEAR ON YOUR CAR
  • POSSIBLE DISCOUNT ON AUTO INSURANCE 
  • CATCH UP ON SLEEP, WORK OR READ THE MORNING PAPER
  • MAKE NEW FRIENDS AND MEET NEW AND INTERESTING PEOPLE

Carpool:

CarpoolA carpool is made up of two or more people sharing the ride to work. Carpools can be as flexible as you need them to be. Share the ride every day, or once a week. It is up to you. But remember, the more you share, the more you save! Click HERE for information on carpool incentives.

Carpooling vs. Driving Alone:

According to the American Automobile Association's (AAA) 2014 Edition of Your Driving Costs, the average cost of owning and operating a sedan in 2014 has gone down to 59.2 cents per mile, or $8,879 per year based on 15,000 miles of driving.

Carpooling vs. Driving Alone in a Medium Sedan
(yearly expense based on 22.5 working days per month)
Round-trip Miles per day Cost to drive alone Cost if 2 people carpool Cost if 3 people carpool
10 $1,598 $799 $533
30 $4,794 $2,397 $1,598
50 $7,992 $3,996 $2,664
75 $11,988 $5,994 $3,996
100 $15,984 $7,992 $5,328
150 $23,976 $11,988 $7,992

Vanpool:

A vanpool is a group of 5 to 15 people who commute to and from work together in a van. Vanpools work best for those who live at least 20 miles away from their workplace and have a consistent work schedule. Form a new vanpool today  through Enterprise, vRide or CalVans and receive $150 a month for a year! Click HERE for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions About Vanpooling:

  1. Who owns the van?
    Vans can be privately owned or leased through Enterprise Rideshare, vRide, CalVans or another authorized dealer. 
     
  2. Who drives the van?
    This is decided by the members of the vanpool. Some vans have one primary driver who drives everyday or shares the driving with back-up drivers. Other vans split the driving between the members. It just depends on what works best for your vanpool.
     
  3. How much does it cost?
    The cost varies depending on the size and year of the van, passenger occupancy, daily round-trip miles and more. The average cost is between $90 and $160 per person per month, not including fuel and parking costs.
     
  4. Do you need a special driver’s license to drive the van?
    No. All you need is a standard Class C license. Drivers also need to complete a DMV Class B driver’s medical examination. Commute Connection will reimburse each new driver for the out of pocket cost of their medical examination with proper documentation.
     
  5. Can the van be used for personal use?
    Yes, limited personal mileage is available. Check with Enterprise Rideshare,  vRide or CalVans for additional details.
     
  6. How do I get started?
    Let Commute Connection know that you are interesting in participating in a vanpool by calling 1-800-52-SHARE. We will send you information on existing vanpools or help you to start your own.

Vanpools Looking for Riders

From To Work Hours Contact Phone
Stockton (I-5) Sacramento Downtown 7AM to 4:30 PM Dave Davis (916) 445-2593
Manteca Lawrence Livermore Lab 6:30AM to
4:30PM
Cary
Gellner
(925) 422-0643
(209) 403-4942
Modesto/Manteca/
Tracy
San Francisco Financial Dist. 7AM to 4:30 PM Teri Nelmark (209) 872-4546
Sutter Creek Sacramento 6:30 AM to
4:00 PM
Lucille
McGuirk
(916) 558-5845
Modesto San Francisco 7 AM to 5 PM Al Arroyo (415) 353-2150

Search

Sign Up!

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