Manage Your Vanpool
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.
Applying for a vanpool permit
To apply for a vanpool permit, you need to form your vanpool group and request a carpool permit via our online portal. All members of the vanpool must enter their information when forming the group. At least five members of your vanpool must meet the eligibility requirements for the Commute Club to qualify for the free parking permit and full subsidy. Refer to the Start or Join a Vanpool webpage to learn the process of starting a vanpool.
Vanpool parking needs
If your vanpool has problems with or questions about parking on campus, contact us at 650.723.9923 or email us at email@example.com. We will be glad to work with you to help resolve your parking issues.
If your vanpool changes or ends
If your vanpool changes (e.g., one member is on leave) and still has at least five eligible members you must update your group information online. If your vanpool drops below five Commute-Club-eligible members, you will be given a three-month grace period to get back up the five-member threshold, after which you will be responsible for the full cost of your van as well the cost of your parking permit. During the first two months of the grace period, eligible members will receive Clean Air Cash. After the second month, members will no longer receive Clean Air Cash.
If your vanpool drops to three members, there is no grace period. It must convert to a carpool at the end of that month's lease.
Our goal with this change is to better accommodate those who go on leave, while at the same time making sure vanpools have a stake in the financial cost and ongoing presence of empty seat(s). Please plan ahead by establishing a reserve fund.
If your vanpool ends, your vanpool permit is no longer valid.
Notify Stanford Transportation whenever there is a change or expected change in your vanpool to retain vanpool privileges for eligible members and/or to avoid penalties. If you have further questions about vanpooling, call us at 650.723.9362 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Fraudulent enrollment in a Stanford vanpool is a violation of Stanford's policies. Anyone found to be in violation of the vanpool policies set forth by Stanford Transportation will immediately forfeit Commute Club privileges and be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment or expulsion.