Empty Seat Subsidy (ESS)

The Empty Seat Subsidy program gives vanpool groups a financial boost when they need it, helping them to stay on the road for as long as possible.

For more information or an application for the Empty Seat Subsidy, contact KMM (732-745-4465 or here).


The subsidy is available to vanpools with empty seats amounting to at least 20% of the full van capacity. The program helps new vanpools as well as existing groups in danger of disbanding.


KMM provides a $125 monthly subsidy for a term up to three months, depending on group eligibility and the availability of funding. The three-month supplement, sent directly to the van leasing company, helps defray the monthly costs of the van while members search for new riders.