University of California, Riverside

Transportation & Parking Services

Vanpool Program


UCR’s Vanpool Program matches groups of UCR commuters living within close proximity of each other and allows them to share the ride to and from the UCR campus.  Vanpooling can save you money, reduce wear and tear on your personal vehicle, reduce commute time, help keep the air we breathe cleaner, lower greenhouse gas emissions and reduce both traffic and parking congestion.

UC Riverside’s vanpools are owned and operated by Enterprise Rideshare.  The Vanpool Program is a self-supporting operation; vanpool participants fund all operating costs including vehicle lease costs and fuel.  Monthly fares are designated by Enterprise Rideshare and are calculated based on the vehicle type, miles travelled, and number of occupants.

Vanpools run daily (except weekends and holidays) and travel to campus once in the morning and return home once in the evening.  Passengers pay a flat monthly rate.  The more you ride, the more you benefit.

Vanpools consist of a minimum of five people and must have at least one primary driver and a vanpool coordinator.  Drivers must be at least 25 years old with a good driving record.

To see if a UCR Vanpool is available near you, visit or login to the UCR Vanpool Program Application to view the current routes and join an interest list. 

Each Vanpool Coordinator manages their own roster and will make contact if there is an open seat available.  If/when there is a minimum of five people on the interest list with at least one available driver, a new formation meeting will be scheduled by Enterprise.


Faculty, Staff, Graduate and Undergraduate Students

All members of UCR’s community are eligible to participate in the Vanpool Program.  Vanpools provide transportation to campus Monday through Friday throughout the year with the exception of holidays.

Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students must enroll in the Alternative Transportation Program to receive incentives outlined in the Alternative Transportation Program.  Undergraduates must request their incentives through the Transportation Services office.


Faculty, Staff, Graduate and Undergraduate Students

Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students must enroll in the Alternative Transportation Program in order to be eligible for the incentives.  Undergraduates will be given incentives upon request.

Complimentary Parking Privileges

Vanpool Riders enrolled in the Alternative Transportation Program who do not possess a valid Red, Blue, or Gold parking permit, are eligible to receive a complimentary parking allotment for days they cannot commute in a Vanpool vehicle.  Members receive a prorated permit allotment, based on 2 permits per month. Actual allotments provided are dependent on enrollment dates and are issued on a quarterly basis.  Parking allotments are available through the A/T Daily Web Permit application. Undergraduates will be granted an allotment of paper permits upon request.

Emergency Ride Home Program

The Emergency Ride Home program is available to vanpool participants in unforeseen emergency situations. The program is intended for personal and family emergencies or unscheduled overtime at the request of your supervisor. It is not available for rides to work, scheduled appointments or planned overtime. Program details can be found on the Emergency Ride Home page.


More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Transportation & Parking Services
683 Linden Street
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tel: (951) 827-8277
Fax: (951) 827-2178