Yolo Transportation Management Association

Vanpool Incentive Program

This program promotes vanpooling. Commuters who drive alone and choose to switch to vanpooling may be eligible to receive a financial incentive through The Rideshare Incentive Program (TRIP).  Qualified applicants will receive a financial incentive of $100 per month for two months towards new vanpools.

The Sacramento Area Council of Governments also provides incentives for vanpools through its Vanpool Incentive Program, which may be combined with Yolo TMA’s to provide even greater incentives.

Guidelines for Participation

  1. Any Yolo TMA member employee may apply to receive an incentive under this program, provided that the employee is paid to work a minimum of 20 hours per week and has been employed by a member business for a minimum of three months.
  2. Individuals must submit an application to be eligible for the Vanpool Incentive Program.
  3. Participants entering into a carpool must have been commuting alone by car prior to entering a carpool.
  4. Payment is per vanpool and not vanpool participant.
  5. Only one payment per qualifying vanpool is allowed.
  6. Program incentives are limited to one per recognized vanpool vehicle.
  7. Vanpools must be registered at SACOG’s sacregion511 program through the Yolo TMA and provided by a recognized service provider, such as Enterprise Rideshare.
  8. Each recognized vanpool receiving an incentive will agree to keep a commute log and submit a survey showing approximately how many commute days were completed using the formal vanpool.
  9. TRIP participants, who stay with their vanpool for a period of one year and use their vanpool at least ten (10) days per month, will receive a bonus incentive of $250 per vanpool and a certificate for a vehicle wash from a shop selected by the Yolo TMA. 
  10. Participants must attach a copy of either (1.) the signed vanpool contract with a recognized vanpool provider or (2.) proof of meeting IRS Section 132 (f) policies for receipt of incentive.
  11. Your Employee Transportation Coordinator must sign the application prior to submittal.
  12. Incentives are limited; submitting an application does not ensure funding.