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UCSB Vanpool Program

van General Information
Vanpools provide an inexpensive alternative transportation option for UCSB long-distance employee and student commuters.

Eligibility
UCSB/UCOP employees and current students are eligible, subject to transportation availability.

Routes

vanpool map

UCSB vanpools currently serve commuters from Santa Maria, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Solvang, Lompoc, Ventura, Camarillo and Thousand Oaks. Pick-up and departure locations are determined by the participants of each individual van. Any changes to the regular pick-up and departure locations are sent to the Vanpool Coordinator.

For a list of vanpool route stops on an area map, Google this.

Schedule
Schedules are determined by the participants of each individual van. Any changes to the regular schedule are sent to the Vanpool Coordinator. Departure/arrival times are subject to traffic and roadway conditions and are not guaranteed.

To view a vanpool schedule, please see this printable brochure.

Vanpool Sponsorship
Business people and community organizers, please click here to learn about a valuable opportunity to advertise your product or service while showing support for UCSB’s Vanpool Program.



Subscription Information
UCSB vanpool riders must subscribe to a scheduled seat. Riders may choose between a full-time (M–F) schedule, or a part-time Monday/Wednesday/Friday (MWF) or Tuesday/Thursday (TR) schedule. Part-time fares are pro-rated as shown below. 

Cost
Vanpool fares are subject to change with 30-days notice and are reviewed periodically. These reduced fares are effective July 1, 2014.
Monthly Vanpool Fares
Full-Time
Santa Maria
Lompoc
Santa Ynez Valley
Ventura
Camarillo
Thousand Oaks

$190
$164
$149
$149
$164
$190

Part-Time
Mon/Wed/Fri (= 60%)
Santa Maria
Lompoc
Santa Ynez Valley
Ventura
Camarillo
Thousand Oaks

$114
$98
$89
$89
$98
$114

Tues/Thurs (= 40%)
Santa Maria
Lompoc
Santa Ynez Valley
Ventura
Camarillo
Thousand Oaks

$76
$66
$60
$60
$66
$76

University employees may elect to enroll in a pre-tax payroll deduction program. Discounted fares are available for active vanpool drivers.

Waiting Lists
Waiting lists are compiled on a first-come, first-served basis. TAP will let you know when a seat becomes available.

Standby Rider Vouchers
Vanpool standby vouchers provide transportation on a space-available basis. The vouchers are sold individually for each one-way trip, and priced according to final destination.
  • Santa Ynez Valley, Buellton, Ventura: $5
  • Camarillo, Lompoc: $6
  • Santa Maria, Thousand Oaks: $7
A standby rider voucher may be purchased with cash, by credit card or check payable to “UC Regents”. To make your purchase, visit the Parking Services office. The Permit Sales Counter is open Monday–Friday 7:30AM to 5:00PM, excluding University holidays.

Program Guidelines
Click here to view UCSB’s vanpool guidelines.

Join!
To request more information or join the Vanpool program, please send an email to the Vanpool Coordinator, or call 805-893-2917.



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