CalVans are targeted at non-agricultural workers and employers, including state institutions. Historically, many of the passengers have been state employees who are eligible for Caltrans vanpool subsidies. The vans offer an alternative to the long-distance commutes. CalVans tracks demand for vanpools that is not currently being realized: requests for vanpools on routes and times that don't currently exist. Tracking these routes allows potential users to express interest, and allows CalVans to convert suggested routes to operating routes when sufficient demand exists. CalVans
for non-agricultural workers are billed monthly.