All CalVans vanpools base the cost per trip on the number of passengers and distance traveled. (The more riders, the less each rider pays.) The Agency bills the driver on a monthly basis to recover all costs. The driver divides the bill among the passengers, collects the payments from each rider, and forwards them to the Agency every month. The payments cover the Agency’s cost of maintaining and insuring the vans, as well as the cost of replacing them when they wear out.
Your specific van may affect your costs in two ways:
- Size of van
CalVans offers two van sizes, either 8 or 15 passengers. Switching between van sizes affects the cost of your lease and the amount you will spend for fuel.
- Age of van
Upon request, CalVans may offer drivers an older van at a reduced cost. Contact CalVans if interested in an older van.
Other factors may also affect your costs. Please use the tabs on the calculators below to determine 1.) your monthly van cost and 2.) your potential cost savings.