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A vanpool is a group of commuters sharing the ride to work in a commuter van. Sun Rideshare’s regional vanpool program will enable all residents in southern Arizona to save money and reduce the stress of their daily commute by starting or joining a vanpool.

Lower monthly fares for 2014 vehicles (413KB pdf)
PAG monthly subsidy increased to a maximum of $500.
Contact 884-RIDE (7433) for more information

How to get started

  • Gather a group of at least five people to start the vanpool or ask Sun Rideshare to assist in recruiting riders for a new vanpool.
  • All participants should live and work near each other and have similar work hours.
  • The vanpool riders determine the exact route to work, the pick-up times, and the drop-off locations.
  • One primary driver and at least one alternate driver are required.
  • Primary drivers will go through a driving record and credit record check. Check out the driver approval criteria to see if you qualify to be a driver.
  • The monthly van lease cost is divided among the riders.

Van features

  • There are a variety of vehicles for 5 to 15 riders. Bench or luxury seating available.
  • All vans are insured with no deductible.
  • The monthly lease cost includes insurance, maintenance, vehicle repair, 24-hour roadside assistance, taxes and registration, and customer service.
  • Vans are leased month-to-month with only a 30-day notice required to terminate a lease.

Benefits and Savings

  • Monthly fares are discounted with a PAG subsidy. Six riders are required to receive the PAG subsidy. 
  • Many area employers offer subsidies that further reduce the monthly cost.
  • Additional savings available by using pre-tax dollars – check with your employer.
  • Primary drivers may be eligible to ride free or at reduced rates as compensation for their added responsibilities.
  • All vanpool riders are eligible for PAG’s regional Guaranteed Ride Home program.
  • Gas cards (debit cards) are available to manage gas payments.
  • Vans can be serviced through a network of local car care centers and the Ford Dealers.
  • Vanpool riders can meet in one of the many park and ride lots available in Pima County.

To learn if there is a vanpool near you or to start a new one for your commute, visit or call (520) 884-RIDE (7433).

VPSI Documents

Please fax your completed documents to: (520) 620-6981.


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