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SJSU Commuter Vanpool
SJSU Commuter Vanpools

Enjoy a direct ride to SJSU in a large passenger van from Modesto, Manteca, Tracy, and Pleasanton.

The statewide average price of gasoline (as of 2/18/13) is now $4.15 per gallon.  If you commute to work or class from the Central Valley, you may be able to save money and time by carpooling with fellow co-workers and classmates in an SJSU Vanpool.

SJSU Commuter Vanpools provide a quick and affordable group shuttle transportation option, whisking employees and students to and from campus along express and HOV (high-occupancy vehicle) freeway lanes.  Vanpools serve as a premium alternative to the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) trains, providing either non-stop or one-stop express service from Modesto, Manteca, Tracy, and Pleasanton.

Vanpools are a membership based service, typically meeting and departing from freeway park and ride lots according to a set schedule, though variations are possible to accommodate riders’ needs.  Fares currently range from $3.75 to $4.25 per roundtrip, depending on the distance traveled.  For additional savings, Vanpool fares may be paid through a pre-tax payroll deduction (via Commuter Checks, administered by A.S. Transportation Solutions).  The currently operating Vanpools are as follows:

Modesto/Manteca to SJSU (accommodates a 7:00 am-4:00 pm work or class schedule)

Inbound trip from Vintage Faire Mall Park & Ride departs 4:50 am (makes optional stop in Manteca at 5:00 am).  Return trip from SJSU departs approximately 4:00 pm.

Tracy/Pleasanton to SJSU (accommodates a 7:30 am-4:30 pm work or class schedule)

Inbound trip from South Tracy departs 5:55 am (makes optional stop in Pleasanton at 6:45 am).  Return trip from SJSU departs approximately 4:45 pm.

Pleasanton to SJSU (accommodates a 7:00 am-4:00 pm work or class schedule)

Inbound trip from Stoneridge Drive Park & Ride (at I-680) departs 6:15 am.  Return trip from SJSU departs approximately 4:00 pm.

If you do not live near any of the above origin cities, or if the schedule does not accommodate your work or class schedule, please request to join a waiting list for future Vanpool expansions.  Alternately, if you live along the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) train route, ACE now operates four daily roundtrip trains between Stockton and San Jose.  SJSU employees and students receive a 50% discount on 20-ride tickets and monthly passes when purchased through A.S. Transportation Solutions.

SJSU Commuter Vanpools are a service of Parking Services, located in the University Police Building.  To apply, join an expansion waiting list, or for additional information, please contact Denny Yau at (408) 924-2219.