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The purpose of the CSULB vanpool program is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, comply with our air quality mandate, and support sustainable transportation choices. CSULB vanpools consist of 5 to 10 students, faculty, staff, or community members who, as a group of full-time vanpool participants, rent a van through Enterprise Rideshare to commute to campus. Vanpool is a great option for students and employees who live more than 15 miles from campus. CSULB vanpool members save money on gas, vehicle maintenance, insurance, the expense of a parking permit, and are eligible to receive the following benefits:

  •   A $500/month van rental subsidy
  •   Fuel expenses compensated in full
  •   Virtual employee parking permit for van
  •   Two subsidized emergency rides home per fiscal year

In addition, vanpooling allows riders to use time-saving carpool lanes and has health benefits including reduced stress. Vanpool passengers often use the time to relax, sleep, read, text, or catch up on emails. Part-time ridership options are also available.

Each Enterprise Rideshare van features luxury upholstery, sound system, cruise control, power locks and windows, and front and rear A/C, with additional upgrades available.

Join an existing vanpool or start a new group by emailing us at or calling 562.985.7433. We will help you start the process or connect you with an existing vanpool if one already exists in your area.

For additional information, please read the CSULB Vanpool Program Administrative Guidelines or contact the Sustainable Transportation Coordinator at 562.985.RIDE.