Vanpool - Rewards

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Refer a Friend

Refer someone to ride for free in a vanpool for three (3) days in one (1) week and you will win a $25 gift card to Peet’s Coffee & Tea.  Click here to refer someone to a 511 Vanpool Consultant.  The referred vanpool rider must complete three (3) Trip Diary logs for you to receive your prize.  Help them get started by assisting them set up their 511 RideMatch account.


Selfie Promotion

Post a photo of your whole vanpool crew each week and tag our Instagram account @511SFBay.  Each week, we will pick a winner to be posted to our account.   The sillier the better!

Free Gas Cards

Get up to $500 for Starting a Vanpool! Vanpooling is an inexpensive, relaxing way to get to work, and 511 Rideshare has the perfect excuse to start a vanpool - up to $500 in gas cards to new vanpools that meet all eligibility requirements and complete three to six consecutive months of operation.

Gas cards are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, until funds are exhausted. Employers and individual commuters who start a new vanpool may be eligible and are awarded to the party designated to handle the vanpool’s finances. To learn more, check out the links below or call a Vanpool Consultant at 511 and say “Rideshare.”

Get up to $300 for Vanpool Seat Subsidies

The 511 Regional Rideshare Program will offer a vanpool seat subsidy in the form of gas cards. The seat subsidy will provide $100 per month, with a limit of three months per van during the program year, to help cover the fare of a lost participant. The gas cards will be offered to eligible vans on a first-come, first-served basis, until the funds are exhausted.

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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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