Santa Maria-based workers access distant fields and ride for free!
With fields ready to harvest, raspberry grower, Reiter Affiliated Industries, had difficulty finding workers able to make the 50-mile round trip from Santa Maria, where most of the area’s agricultural workers live.
Enter CalVans and three volunteer drivers.
Rigoberto, Benjamin and Jose Manuel each drive a 15-passenger CalVans vehicle to and from Santa Maria every day—a journey local raiteros were unwilling to make.
CalVans passengers can now work in an area they previously could not reach, and their employer issues vouchers to cover the entire cost of their ride.
Thanks to CalVans, Reiter Affiliated Industries now has plenty of workers to harvest the berries at the site.
And the Santa Maria-based workers ride for free in a safe and comfortable CalVans vehicle.
Learn how to start a CalVans vanpool and obtain vouchers to commute for free.