In additional to assisting in the formation and ongoing support of vanpools, Valley VanPool also provides a monthly subsidy to help offset the lease cost of the van.
Subsidy Eligibility Requirements:
Vanpools must be for commute trips with an origin or destination of Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Benton, Polk, Marion, or Yamhill counties (origin or destination must be within Lane Transit District or Salem Area Mass Transit District service areas).
The van may not be operated for profit by the driver or other members.
Vans must be leased from one of Valley VanPool’s approved third-party providers (Enterprise Rideshare) Vanpool drivers are free to choose vanpool provider, van type, and amenities.
Vanpools must display Valley VanPool program contact information (as provided by Valley VanPool) on the exterior of the van.
Unused van seats must be made available to the public.
The flat rate subsidy amount is based upon van size and mileage. At no time may the subsidy exceed 50% of the van’s monthly lease cost.
7-8 Passenger Vans
9-15 Passenger Vans
Regular vanpool members must register in the DriveLessConnect.com database within 30 days of joining the vanpool.
The vanpool must maintain a minimum average of 50% paid members. If the minimum membership requirements cannot be maintained for three consecutive months, the subsidy will be reviewed and may be reduced or eliminated. Valley VanPool can assist in recruiting new members to fill seat vacancies.
Completion of monthly ridership reports by the 5th business day of the month.Fill-in forms will be provided and should be returned promptly to the third-party vanpool provider.
The vanpool driver (or designated organizer) must inform the sponsoring Valley VanPool partner when there are permanent route changes, schedule changes, roster changes, operating updates, seats available, and changes in driver contact information.
Completion of occasional surveys or other information as requested by Valley VanPool
Subsidy is provided at the discretion of Valley VanPool depending on the availability of funding and/or eligibility of the van.
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