Learn About Vanpooling
UCR’s Vanpool Program matches groups of UCR commuters living within close proximity of each other and allows them to share the ride to and from the UCR campus. Vanpooling can save you money, reduce wear and tear on your personal vehicle, reduce commute time, help keep the air we breathe cleaner, lower greenhouse gas emissions and reduce both traffic and parking congestion.
UC Riverside’s vanpools are owned and operated by Enterprise Rideshare. The Vanpool Program is a self-supporting operation; vanpool participants fund all operating costs including vehicle lease costs and fuel. Monthly fares are designated by Enterprise Rideshare and are calculated based on the vehicle type, miles travelled, and number of occupants.
Vanpools run daily (except weekends and holidays) and travel to campus once in the morning and return home once in the evening. Passengers pay a flat monthly rate. The more you ride, the more you benefit.
Vanpools consist of a minimum of five people and must have at least one primary driver and a vanpool coordinator. Drivers must be at least 25 years old with a good driving record.
Each Vanpool Coordinator manages their own roster and will make contact if there is an open seat available. If/when there is a minimum of five people on the interest list with at least one available driver, a new formation meeting will be scheduled by Enterprise.