How to Start or Join a Vanpool With 511

Vanpooling is convenient and economical, especially if you work far from home. Traditionally, vanpools have 7 - 15 passengers, including the driver. The vehicle may be owned or leased. Plus, 511 offers a variety of free services and rewards to start or join a vanpool. And, our vanpool consultants are committed to keeping vanpools full and on the road with empty-seat subsidies.

Benefits of Vanpooling

  • Save time using HOV lanes and toll booths
  • Save money sharing gas and parking costs
  • Qualify for rewards and preferential parking (where available)
  • Reduce wear and tear on your personal vehicle
  • Empty-seat subsidies from 511
  • Work, read or nap while traveling to/from work
  • Leased-van perks include no long-term financing, access to extra vehicle
  • Free tolls* for registered vanpools with 11-15 seats
  • Dedicated support services from 511

Join a vanpool today by logging onto the 511 RideMatch Service.

Start, Join or Register a Vanpool

Create a profile on the 511 RideMatch System or contact:

Michelle Mah
Vanpool Consultant

* Vanpools with 11-15 seats, and registered with 511, receive TOLL-FREE PASSAGE on the Bay Area's seven state-owned toll bridges: Antioch, Benicia-Martinez, Carquinez, Dumbarton, Richmond-San Rafael, San Mateo-Hayward and San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

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Vanpool Rewards

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511 has the perfect excuse to start a vanpool - check-out the great incentives below.  (All vans must meet all eligibility requirements.)



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Refer someone to ride for free in a vanpool for three days in one week and you will win a $25 gift card to Peet’s Coffee & Tea. More info >>

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