San Mateo County

Commuters who live or work in San Mateo County and start or join a new vanpool may qualify for rewards. New vanpool drivers can earn a $500 reward. Vanpool riders can be reimbursed 50% of the out-of-pocket costs of their vanpool seat, up to $100 per month for the first three months in the vanpool ($300 total). Check out’s Vanpool Rewards website for more details! 

San Francisco Bay Area

In addition to county and city-specific vanpool rewards, the Bay Area Vanpool Program provides qualified vanpools $350 off the monthly cost of a vanpool. It also helps commuters find vanpool seats, start vanpools, keep vanpools on the road with an “empty seat” subsidy, provides free bridge tolls to qualifying vanpools, and helps vanpools get discounted parking.