General Permit Requirements. Vanpool Permits shall be issued to each applicant group approved by SFMTA and by 511 Regional Rideshare or other agency designated by the SFMTA. No more than one permit shall be issued to each approved vanpool group. The permits shall visibly identify the Vanpool Vehicles for which use of the permit is authorized.
Applications. Application for a Vanpool Permit and certification of a vanpool shall be made in accordance with procedures established by the Director of Transportation after consultation with the 511 Regional Rideshare or other designated agency. The certification portion of the group application shall include, but is not limited to, signatures of seven or more individuals who certify that:
They are in a vanpool that commutes together to and from their place of employment in San Francisco;
They each understand that using the permit is allowed only when seven or more individuals arrive to work in a certified Vanpool Vehicle; and
They understand that the SFMTA does not guarantee Parking availability to Vanpool Vehicles.
SFMTA shall accept vanpool group applications from 511 Regional Rideshare or other designated agency only after such agency verifies the facts of the application and determines eligibility of the applicant(s). Each permit application shall be subject to final approval by the SFMTA.
Permit Privileges. Notwithstanding Sections 7.2.30 (Overtime Parking) and 7.2.23 (Payment of Parking Meter) of Division I, any Vanpool Vehicle displaying a valid Vanpool Permit shall be allowed to Park for unlimited periods and without payment for any Parking Meter at which Parking is allowed for 60 minutes or longer. This Section does not exempt Vanpool Vehicles from enforcement of green, white, blue or yellow zone regulations or any other posted Parking restriction.
(SFMTA Bd. Res. No. 08-151, 8/19/2008; SFMTA Bd. Res. No. 09-172, 9/15/2009)