This Month

SANDAG newsletter
provides information
on key projects & services

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Rideshare Week challenge winners announced underline spacer
First quarter transportation progress report underline spacer
Property crime drops in first half of 2009
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Construction starts on Escondido Rapid Bus project underline spacer
Compass Card update underline spacer
'Vanpool Challenge' results in 10 new vanpoolsunderline spacer
2009-2013 Draft Coordinated Plan available for comment
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November Board of Directors meeting actions
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'Vanpool Challenge' results in iCommute
10 new vanpools

Ten new vanpools are commuting following the “Vanpool Challenge” held to celebrate Rideshare Week 2009. During October, the
Vanpool Challenge promoted to commuters to help reduce traffic in the region by starting a new vanpool. The SANDAG vanpool vendors, Enterprise Rideshare and VPSI, Inc., gave a $100 gas card to any group that started vanpooling, on top of the  $400 monthly subsidy vanpools receive through SANDAG. Ten new vanpools were formed, bringing the total number to 658 vanpools throughout the San Diego region. That’s more than 5,200 people commuting to work together – rather than driving alone in a car.

Vanpooling is a convenient, cost-effective way to get to work. Vanpools, which essentially are a big carpool of seven to15 passengers, save you money, reduce your stress, and help the environment. If you’re interested in starting a vanpool or want more information on vanpooling, please visit

Project Manager

Kimberly Weinstein, Associate Regional Planner
Phone: (619) 699-0725, Email: