Eligibility Requirements for Vanpools
Are You Eligible?
To qualify for a Stanford vanpool permit and 100-percent vanpool subsidy, applicants must meet these requirements:
- At least five members of your vanpool must meet all of the eligibility requirements for the Commute Club and must not already have a permit or be receiving Clean Air Cash.
- Vanpool members must vanpool together for the majority of the commute and live in areas that would facilitate a reasonable and expected commute pattern that is consistent with the intent of the Commute Club program.
What If You're Not Eligible?
- Vanpoolers who are not eligible for the Commute Club DO NOT QUALIFY for Stanford vanpool permits or the vanpool subsidy. Examples of those not eligible for Commute Club include night- and evening-shift employees or employees at off-campus sites or at sites where parking is not managed by P&TS.
- Ineligible commuters are welcome to share a ride with Stanford vanpools as an unofficial member of the vanpool and are welcome to use the Stanford Ridesharing page to find Stanford ridesharing partners.
- Please note: All official members of a carpool or vanpool must work/study on the same campus (either at main campus or SRWC). For example, if you are currently in a five-person vanpool, and four people are on campus and one person is moving to Stanford Redwood City, you would no longer be eligible for the vanpool subsidy. However, the four-person group is still eligible for an ‘A’-Carpool permit as a carpool.
Please note that membership in the Commute Club and participation in the vanpool program is a privilege. Stanford University Parking & Transportation Services reserves the right to deny membership when an individual’s actions are or appear to be inconsistent with the goals of our programs.
Anyone found to be in violation of the Commute Club and/or parking permit policies set forth by Parking & Transportation Services is subject to revocation of transportation incentives and/or parking privileges. Instances of egregious misconduct may result in further administrative, disciplinary, and/or legal action, up to and including termination of employment or expulsion.