Start a Vanpool

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  • Start a Vanpool

    Follow our easy step-by-step guide to form a vanpool on your own. All you need is a group of four other riders who live near you to start improving your commute!

    • 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. 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, although 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 our trusted partner, Commute with Enterprise.
    • Commute with Enterprise 1-800-VAN-4-WORK
      Commute with Enterprise, 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



    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 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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