Ag Worker Vanpools

 

Measure C Ag Worker Vanpool Program: offers vouchers 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 vouchers.

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 capital and operational expenses.  A weekly lease subsidy  pays $30 for each day of operation (not to exceed $150 in one week) for up to one year. This subsidy may be renewed on an annual basis.

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 Ag Worker van to join, click here.

For more information regarding the Ag Worker Vanpool Program, contact (559) 441-7433.