Measure C Ag Worker Vanpool Program: provides subsidies and reimbursements to help farm laborers pay for their transportation to various job sites when they ride in an approved Ag Worker Vanpool. Funds are available on a first-come first-serve basis until the program funds are exhausted. All groups interested in participating in the Ag Worker Vanpool Program are required to use an authorized vanpool provider or form an employer-sponsored vanpool. Owner-Operator vanpools are not eligible to receive these subsidies.
Measure “C” funds can subsidize Ag worker Vanpool programs that originate within Fresno County. These funds are designed to spark the development of new vanpools, offer financial support and assistance to existing vanpools, and increase vanpool ridership.
Eligible subsidies for Ag worker Vanpools include a weekly lease subsidy that pays $30 for each day of operation for up to one year. This subsidy may be renewed on an annual basis.
The Ag Worker Vanpool Subsidy is made possible by The 2006 Measure C Extension Expenditure Plan
The Measure was passed by voters in November 2006 and provides funds for the Ag Worker Vanpool Program. The program is designed to get commuters to their destinations safely, improve air quality, and provide a cost-effective alternative to the single occupant vehicle. The Measure C Ag Worker Vanpool Program is open to both public and private industry competition, as well as potential public/private partnerships.
To search for or join an existing Ag Worker vanpool call 1-866-655-5444.
Ag Worker Vanpool passenger applications:
Instructions: Download these forms, save them to your computer, then use the preset, fillable spaces to type out your information. Or you may print the forms, hand write your information and mail the forms to Fresno COG
Ag Worker Eligibility and Subsidy Criteria:
For more information regarding the Ag Worker Vanpool Program, contact (559) 441-7433.