1-800-VANRIDE or visit www.vride.com
1-800-826-4967 or visit www.vanpool.com
Note: DoD, the US Army, and NTC and Fort Irwin do not imply endorsement or endorse the specific companies referenced; the information is being provided merely as an indication of commercial companies available within the local area, other companies may also be available.
The vehicle may be owned and operated by either public transit or commercial authorities, or by a private vendor in the business of transporting persons for compensation or hire. The vehicle must have a seating capacity of at least six (6) adults, not including the driver. There are no guidelines that specify the maximum capacity of the vehicle. The minimum number of adult seats occupied for commuting purposes must be at least half (3) of the adult seating capacity (6) of such vehicle in addition to the driver, or 4 total (3 adult passengers + 1 driver). At least 80 percent of the expected mileage use of the vehicle must be for the purpose of transporting personnel in their local commute from residence to their place of employment/duty station.
NTC Commuter Bus
Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) operates bus service from Victorville, Silver Lakes and Barstow to and from Fort Irwin called the “NTC Commuter”. The schedule and other information can be found at their website: http://www.vvta.org/ntccommuter.html#guidelines or by calling 760-948-3262.
Option Rideshare offers three incentives for vanpools. You may only receive one of the three incentives:
The County of San Bernardino offers an incentive for vanpools that provides a total of $1800 spread over nine months for new vanpools ($300 for 1st 3 months, $200 for 2nd 3 months, and $100 for 3rd 3 months). This money will be taken directly off of your VPSI or Enterprise lease amount and should be mentioned to the vanpool POC at the time of lease.
After riding in a rideshare (carpool, bus, vanpool, etc.), for 3 months, you are eligible to receive $2.00 per day for a total of $180.00 in the form of grocery vouchers. Forms must be turned in to the MTBP POC in Building 988. When vouchers arrive, you will be contacted for pick-up.
For more information on Inland Empire Incentives, visit the website below: http://www.ie511.org/commuter-incentives.aspx
As a VPSI or Enterprise vanpool you are eligible to participate in a subsidy offered by Victor Valley Transit Authority. If you are interested an online Application must be completed.
Once approved for operation by VVTA, and while receiving a VVTA subsidy, vanpools must also maintain a 70% occupancy rate to remain qualified for the Program (based on an average per calendar month).
For those vanpools qualified and whose applications are approved, VVTA’s subsidy per vanpool is up to $400 a month and is based on 50% of total operating costs for the vanpool each month. For information and application, visit the following website: http://www.vvta.org/vanpool/