TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Vanpool Program is administered by iCommute. iCommute is the Transportation Demand Management
Program for the San Diego region. iCommute encourages use of transportation alternatives to help reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.
iCommute offers a monthly financial incentive to qualifying commuter vanpools to offset the cost of their vehicle lease.
This SANDAG Vanpool Program Participation Agreement (Agreement) sets forth the terms, conditions, and responsibilities of the volunteer participants
in the SANDAG Vanpool Program (Program). The term “Volunteer Participant” (Participant) shall refer to all persons that participate in the Program and
benefit from the SANDAG monthly financial incentive. Participants also must have a valid vanpool vehicle agreement with an authorized SANDAG Vanpool Vehicle
Supplier (Enterprise Rideshare or vRide, collectively referred to as Supplier). The Supplier refers to the vanpool leasing agencies authorized by SANDAG to participate in the Program.
By participating in the Program, each Participant acknowledges and agrees to abide by the following terms and conditions and any subsequent updates or amendments. The current version of the
Agreement and Participation Guidelines is available at 511sd.com/iCommute.
Participant shall be considered a volunteer under the law. Participant acknowledges that participation in the Program is strictly voluntary and that such participation is not acting in
or required by the course and scope of official company business, nor does it in any manner establish an employer-employee or an agency relationship with SANDAG.
Participant shall record and maintain records and complete surveys as required by the Program, using required forms and formats as provided by SANDAG or the Supplier, and submit these
records to SANDAG as instructed and scheduled by SANDAG or the Supplier.
Participant shall cooperate and act to ensure that no person shall be denied the opportunity to participate in, nor be subject to discrimination in the conduct of the vanpool
because of race, creed, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, employer group, or any other protected class under state or federal law. Any acts of discrimination shall
be reported to SANDAG immediately by contacting SANDAG at email@example.com or (619) 699-0706.
Participant, in consideration of the request and permission to participate in the Program, hereby assumes full responsibility and all risk of injury or loss, including death,
which may result from participation in this Program.
Neither SANDAG, nor any officer or employee thereof, shall be responsible for any damage or liability occurring by reason of anything done or omitted to be done by the Participant under
or in connection with this Agreement. The Participant shall fully indemnify, defend, and hold SANDAG and its officers, agents, and employees harmless from and against any liability and
expenses including, without limitation, defense costs, any costs or liability on account of bodily injury, death or personal injury of any person or for damage to or loss of risk of property,
any legal fees and any claims for damages of any nature whatsoever arising out of Participant’s participation in the Program, including without limitation: (a) breach of Participant’s
obligations under this Agreement; or (b) any act or omission of Participant, or their employer, officers, agents, employees, or subcontractors in connection with its participation in the Program.
Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to give rights to any person or entity that is not a party to this Agreement.
Term of Agreement
The Agreement shall be effective as of the date the Participant joins the Program and accepts the SANDAG monthly financial incentive, and shall continue in full force until one of the parties
terminates the Agreement by giving the Supplier written notice.
Termination by SANDAG
SANDAG retains the right to discontinue Participant enrollment and terminate this Agreement immediately or withhold subsidy payments, pursue claims, demands or lawsuits against, or seek
prosecution of any Participant for any of the following reasons:
SANDAG or its consultant Supplier agrees, during the term of the Agreement, to:
Participant agrees, during the term of the Agreement to:
It is herein acknowledged that:
Revised 12/2015 (previous versions may not be used)
The use of a digital signature shall have the same force and effect as the use of a manual signature.
"I am extremely happy being in a vanpool. I have been riding since 1997, and driving/coordinating since 2003. Being in a vanpool has made life much easier, saving me money, preventing wear and tear on my car, and giving me a chance to rest when someone else is driving."
- William B., vanpooler