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Save Over $200 a Month While Commuting in Style!

What is OC Vanpool?

OC Vanpool is a super carpool requiring a minimum of five riders with similar work destinations and schedules plus a designated pickup location. Riders save money, time and stress on their commute.

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Ride in style and comfort.

Choose from a range of vehicles for your commute. Vanpools feature newer, low-mileage vehicles with roadside assistance and maintenance included at no cost and a $1 million insurance policy with a $0 deductible.

*Note: Enterprise Rideshare will provide full information on vehicle selection and pricing based on availability at time of quote.

Upgrade your ride.

In addition to standard comfort features, optional add-ons like wi-fi, leather seats, TV screens and satellite radio are also available.

Wifi Access

WiFi Access

Traffic Mapping

Traffic Mapping

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Average savings is $200 or more.

Monthly Commute Costs

Monthly Commute Costs Vanpool Riders save on average $200 or more compared to driving alone or standard carpooling. 2 person carpool 3 person carpool Vanpool Driving alone $0 $200 $400 $600 $800 Monthly Commute Costs Vanpool Riders save on average $200 or more compared to driving alone or standard carpooling. 2 person carpool 3 person carpool Vanpool Driving alone $0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800

Driving alone/carpool source: IRS avg. cost per mile, 70 mile round trip commute
Vanpool source: OCTA/NTD. 70 mile round trip commute 6 riders

OCTA Covers Roughly 30% of the Cost!

OCTA and Enterprise: The Perfect Partnership


OCTA subsidizes roughly 30% of the monthly costs and provides the Guaranteed Ride Home Program.


All vehicles must be leased through our trusted, contracted vendor, Commute with Enterprise, on a month-to-month basis. Enterprise provides the vehicle leasing, maintenance, insurance and account management.

Vanpool is a great option if you...

  • Commute 15 or more miles each way to a worksite in Orange County
  • Maintain a set, full-time schedule that can be matched to other riders
  • Can ride with OC Vanpool 3-4 days per week (but not necessarily all 5 days)

Vanpool riders enjoy...

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Reduced stress

Share driving duties, and use your time in the passenger seat to enjoy things like reading a book and watching videos.

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More time

Breeze past traffic in the carpool lane and save as much as one minute per mile, so you can get home earlier.

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Less wear and tear

Prolong the life of your personal vehicle by using a leased vehicle for your commute, instead of your own.

Program Qualifications

  • Have a workplace destination in Orange County
  • Lease a vehicle from our contracted vendor
  • Have a minimum of five riders and seven-seat vehicle to begin
  • Complete required OCTA paperwork to apply
  • Report all monthly trips and expenses to OCTA by the 10th of the following month
  • Keep vehicle open to riders from outside employers and maintain 50% occupancy
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Vanpool riders enjoying a conversation

Reach out to your employer

Before starting your own vanpool or joining an existing one, reach out to your HR department to see if there are existing vanpools and/or employer incentives. Ask your HR team to contact our Vanpool Program Specialist, Kristopher Hewkin, at 714-560-5331 or to learn more about how the program can benefit the company and their employees.

“I have been driving/riding in the vanpool for 16 years and I think it is the best thing yet! I drove for the first 12 years, now I just get to sit back and relax, no better way to go!”

- Vanpool rider

“Vanpooling not only reduces costs for my commute but it created a new family for me, my vanpool family.”

- Vanpool rider

“I have been on a van since the day I started working with my company in 1984. My main reason is saving money. I might have given up a great job when the company moved and doubled my commute miles if it weren't for the vanpool.”

- Vanpool rider

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