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Vanpool Information

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Vanpool Program Details:
  • Two registered vanpool parking spots are provided free of charge to registered vanpools.
  • Registered vanpool parking spots are located in Lot 6 on 14th and Pico (permanent signage to be installed).
  • Registered vanpools qualify for the new Sustainable Transportation Incentive Program, which makes vanpool commuters eligible for up to $30/month incentive depending on frequency of sustainable transportation usage.  For more information visit the Sustianable Transportation Incentive Program website or www.commutesm.com/smc
  •  SMC employees need to register and pick up a special vanpool parking pass from the SMC Police Department.
To participate, employees must download and complete the registration form, return to the SMC PD, and receive a free registered vanpool parking decal. Oversized vehicles must be parked in designated spots and are prohibited in all other locations.
 
Vanpool registration form: car-vanpoolApplication 2013.pdfcar-vanpoolApplication 2013.pdf
 
Need help finding a vanpool? Here's where to get it!
 
Contact one of SMC's vanpool participants:
Tawnya Betancourt
Phone:  (310) 897-4858
 
Visit the Metro Website:
 
Check out the V-ride website for vanpool matching resources, including a calculator to see if it makes good sense and cents to participate in a vanpool:
 
Current and Forming Vanpools
Please contact Tawnya Betancourt for more information.
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Vanpool from Long Beach to Santa Monica
Vanpool 1:  (7:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. work hours)
Meeting time: 5:55 A.M. at Wardlow Park, arrival to Santa Monica by 7:00 A.M.  Drop off 1 - Santa Monica College, Drop off 2 – Water Gardens
Departure time: 4:00 P.M.
 
Vanpool 2:  (8:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. work hours)
Meeting time: 7:15 A.M. at Wardlow Park, arrival to Santa Monica by 8:30 A.M.  Drop off 1 – 1800 Stewart Street, Drop off 2 – Water Gardens
Departure time: 5:30 P.M.
 
Vanpool 3: (7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. work hours)
Meeting time: 5:55 A.M at Wardlow Park, arrival to Santa Monica by 7:00 A.M.  Drop off 1 – Water Gardens, Drop off 2 – 4th Street and Colorado
Departure time: 5:00 P.M.
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Vanpool from Carson to Santa Monica
(8:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. work hours)
Morning Commute
Meeting location: Artesia Transit Station located at 731 W 182nd St, Gardena, CA.
Meeting time: 6:55AM, depart by 7:00AM for arrival by 8:00AM to the Water Gardens, 1620 26th Street.
Afternoon Commute
Meeting location: Water Gardens Fountain at Colorado Avenue and 26th Street. 
Departure time:  5:30PM for arrival by 6:30PM
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Vanpool from Irvine to Santa Monica
(8:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. work hours)
Morning Commute
Meeting location: Park and Ride located at 18182 Culver Drive, Irvine, CA 92612
Meeting time: 6:45AM, depart by 6:55AM for arrival by 8:00AM to the Water Gardens, 1620 26th Street.
Afternoon Commute
Meeting location: Water Gardens Fountain at Colorado Avenue and 26th Street. 
Departure time:  5:30PM for arrival by 6:30PM
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Vanpool from Torrance to Santa Monica
(8:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. work hours)
Morning Commute
Meeting location: 4045 190th Street, Torrance
Meeting time: 7:25AM, depart by 7:30AM for arrival by 8:30AM to the Water Gardens, 1620 26th Street.
Afternoon Commute
Meeting location: Water Gardens Fountain at Colorado Avenue and 26 Street.
Departure time: 5:30PM for arrival by 6:30PM
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If you are interested, please contact Tawnya Betancourt (Vanpool Captain).  Seats are available on a first come-first-serve basis.  First ride is free to try out our "Award Winning" vanpool service.  You may e-mail tawnya.betancourt@firstsw.com or call her at 310-897-4858.