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Carpool, Vanpool and Rideshare

Ridesharing is a growing trend in both the US and the Bay Area. With over 500 active vanpools in the Bay, chances are one is headed where you are! There’s lots to like about getting out from behind the wheel. When you vanpool you can:

  • Save time using HOV lanes and toll booths
  • Save money sharing gas and parking costs
  • Reduce wear and tear on your personal vehicle
  • Work, read or nap while traveling to and from work

511 Ridematch Program
Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s offers "511 Ridematch" to connect with other people and get started with a carpool.

Commuter Benefits Program
As of September 30, 2014, Bay Area employers with 50 or more full-time employees within the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District) geographic boundaries are required to register and offer commuter benefits to their employees in order to comply with Air District Regulation 14, Rule 1, also known as the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program. Employers must select one of four Commuter Benefit options to offer their employees:

Step 1: if you have not registered, do so as soon as possible;
Step 2: offer benefits to employees if you have not yet;
Step 3: request an extension from the Air District if you need more time to offer benefits.

Employers that need an extension to offer commuter benefits should contact the Bay Area Air Quality Management District at

Drive Less Commuter Benefits  Program
Are you an employer looking to create a new Commute Benefit program for your employees?  Are you an employee looking to get more information on commute alternative programs?  511 Contra Costa offers great resources and incentive programs tailored to your needs.  Contact 511 and get more information.


Zipcar is a car sharing service that lets you rent vehicles by the hour or by the day. Zipcar currently has two locations in or near Walnut Creek: one located in the Avalon Walnut Creek complex near the Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station, and one located at Two Walnut Creek Center, near the Walnut Creek BART Station. For more information about Zipcar memberships or to find a location near you, please click HERE.