Truckee North Tahoe Transportation Management Association (TNT/TMA) Introduces New Cost-Effective Employee Vanpools for North Lake Tahoe Commuters

Eastern Placer County, California (January 2024) – As Eastern Placer County’s workforce continues to experience 30 mile average commute lengths and commute costs continue to increase, the Truckee North Tahoe Transportation Management Association (TNT/TMA) with support from Mountaineer Transit Company (MTC) recently introduced the North Lake Tahoe Workforce Vanpool Program in partnership with Commute with Enterprise. The North Lake Tahoe Workforce Vanpool Program incentivizes employers and their employees to commute together to reduce employee commute costs, reduce single-passenger vehicle trips, improve employee attraction and retention efforts, while also reducing environmental impacts. 

The North Lake Tahoe Workforce Vanpool Program is available to people who commute to, from, or within Eastern Placer County. The program coordinates participants who indicate their interest through various channels, such as at their job site or via an online portal. The program then matches riders who have similar work shifts, live and work for the same employer or in similar geographic areas, and are interested in commuting together. Each vanpool is customized to the specific needs of the group. Once four or more people are matched, a Commute with Enterprise representative will work with the group to identify needs and provide solutions. Commute with Enterprise provides the 7-15 passenger 4WD/AWD vehicle, insurance, vehicle maintenance, 24-hour roadside assistance, technology, tracking, service coordination, and support. 

“Our partnership with Enterprise allows the TNT/TMA and MTC to provide a cost-effective workforce vanpool program, which services our community’s employment needs while reducing the number of single-passenger vehicles on our roads.” Sara Van Siclen, Executive Director TNT/TMA.

The Workforce Vanpool Program is funded by the TOT-TBID Dollars at Work, which funds programs/projects that promote community vitality, environmental stewardship and economic health in North Lake Tahoe. Any vanpools that either originate or terminate in Washoe County will also be eligible for subsidy funding through the Washoe County RTC Smart Trips program. The remaining cost is split among the employer and/or employee participants, with each vanpool commuter paying a monthly fee.  

Participants can choose a qualifying vanpool vehicle from Enterprise’s selection of makes and models that includes crossovers, SUVs, minivans, and large passenger vans. Vanpoolers may choose to upgrade their vehicles with optional high-end features such as satellite radio and in-vehicle Wi-Fi service.  

Employees who commute to, from, or within  Eastern Placer County and are interested in joining or learning more about the North Lake Tahoe Workforce Vanpool Program can visit

For more information, contact Sara Van Siclen with TNT/TMA @ [email protected] or Brian Hitchcock with Commute with Enterprise at [email protected].