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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 Sustainable Transportation Incentive Program website or Corsair Commute.

  • 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.

PDF File Vanpool Registration Form

Need Help Finding a Vanpool?

Here's where to get it!

  • Contact one of SMC's vanpool participants: Denise Kinsella at (310) 434-3466, Kinsella_Denise@smc.edu

  • 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.


Vanpool from Long Beach to Santa Monica

Vanpool 1: (7 a.m. – 4 p.m. work hours)

Meeting time: 5:55 a.m. at Wardlow Park, arrival to Santa Monica by 7 a.m. Drop off 1 - Santa Monica College, Drop off 2 – Water Gardens

Departure time: 4 p.m.

Vanpool 2: (7 a.m. – 5 p.m. work hours)

Meeting time: 5:55 a.m. at Wardlow Park, arrival to Santa Monica by 7 a.m. Drop off 1 – Water Gardens, Drop off 2 – 4th Street and Colorado

Departure time: 5 p.m.


Vanpool from Carson to Santa Monica

(8 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: 6:55 a.m., depart by 7 a.m. for arrival by 8 a.m. to the Water Gardens, 1620 26th Street.

Afternoon Commute

Meeting location: Water Gardens Fountain at Colorado Avenue and 26th Street.

Departure time: 5:30 p.m. for arrival by 6:30 p.m.


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: 6:45 a.m., depart by 6:55 a.m. for arrival by 8 a.m. to the Water Gardens, 1620 26th Street.

Afternoon Commute

Meeting location: Water Gardens Fountain at Colorado Avenue and 26th Street.

Departure time: 5:30 p.m. for arrival by 6:30 p.m.


If you are interested, contact Tawnya Betancourt (Vanpool Captain): (310) 897-4858, tawnya.betancourt@firstsw.com

Seats are available on a first come-first-serve basis. First ride is free to try out our "Award Winning" vanpool service.