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 the use of transportation alternatives to help reduce traffic
congestion and greenhouse gas emissions. iCommute offers a monthly financial incentive (Subsidy)
to qualifying commuter vanpools to offset the cost of their vehicle lease.
This SANDAG Vanpool Program Participant Agreement (Agreement) sets forth the terms,
conditions, and responsibilities of the volunteer participants in the SANDAG Vanpool Program.
The term “Volunteer Participant” (Participant) shall refer to all persons that participate in the
Vanpool Program and benefit from the SANDAG Subsidy. Participants also must have a valid
vanpool vehicle agreement with an authorized SANDAG Vanpool Vehicle Supplier. The Supplier refers to the vanpool leasing agencies
authorized by SANDAG to participate in the Vanpool Program.
By participating in the Vanpool Program, each Participant acknowledges and agrees to abide by the
following terms and conditions and any subsequent updates or amendments. In order to be eligible
for the Subsidy, Participants must review, sign, and submit this Agreement to SANDAG.
Participant shall be considered a volunteer under the law. Participant acknowledges that
participation in the Vanpool 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.
In order to receive the Subsidy, Participant shall record and maintain accurate and honest records and
complete surveys with accurate information as required by the Vanpool 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 protected] or (619) 699-0706.
Participant, in consideration of the request and permission to participate in the Vanpool Program,
hereby assumes full responsibility and all risk of injury or loss, including death, which may result
from participation in this Vanpool 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
Vanpool 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 Vanpool 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 Vanpool 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 July 2021 (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.
"The camaraderie is great. I didn't even know five of these people before I started with this vanpool. Just being able to talk in the car and enjoy the ride is nice. It's been a great experience."
- Pam N., vanpool passenger