UCSB Vanpool Program

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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 and Thousand Oaks. Pick-up and departure locations are determined by the participants of each individual van. Changes to the regular pick-up and departure locations or schedule get communicated by the van participants to the Vanpool Coordinator so the brochure may be updated.

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

Schedule

Schedules are determined by the participants of each individual van.  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

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 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

Base Vanpool fares are subject to change with 30-days notice and are reviewed periodically. The fares below are effective July 1, 2017.

Monthly Vanpool Base-Fares
Full-Time
Buellton
Solvang
Ventura
Lompoc
Santa Maria
Thousand Oaks
$134
$134
$134
$144
$192
$192
Part-Time
Mon/Wed/Fri (= 60%)
Buellton
Solvang
Ventura
Lompoc
Santa Maria
Thousand Oaks
$80
$80
$80
$86
$115
$115
Tues/Thurs (= 40%)
Buellton
Solvang
Ventura
Lompoc
Santa Maria
Thousand Oaks
$54
$54
$54
$58
$78
$78

Cost-Saving Payment Options

UCSB faculty and staff may elect to enroll in a pre-tax payroll deduction* program. Discounted fares are available for active vanpool drivers.

*Under IRS Section 132 qualified transportation expenses include payments for the use of mass transportation and vanpool. The current maximum pre-tax payroll deduction is $255 per calendar month. 

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
  • Lompoc: $6
  • Santa Maria, Thousand Oaks: $7

A standby rider voucher may be purchased with cash, credit/debit 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 administrative 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 805.893.5475.