Carpooling Resources

Find friends and coworkers already going your way!

The regional Rideshare Planner shows matches from a database of thousands of area commuters (free registration required).

Ridematching is a free online service designed to bring people together who are interested in sharing a ride. When you register, you will get a list of people who live and work in your area. Your name and contact information will also be made available to others looking to share a ride. Street numbers are kept strictly confidential and you decide whether you want to be contacted by phone or email.

Tips for sharing the ride

Once you find someone to share the ride, here are a few suggestions to start off on the right foot.

  • Plan an initial meeting to discuss details.
  • Determine the number of riders and drivers in the pool.
  • Plan your route plus an alternative.
  • Be on time.
  • Organize reimbursements for gas and parking.
  • Establish policies regarding smoking, eating, drinking, etc.
  • Determine a schedule for driving responsibilities.
  • Relax and enjoy the ride.

Car sharing.

Car sharing makes cars available for errands when someone uses biking, walking, carpooling or transit as their primary way of getting around and doesn’t have a car available to them. Individuals and organizations can sign up for memberships and pay only for the time and mileage they use the car. Learn more.

Guaranteed Ride Home

All commuters who ride transit, share a ride, bike or walk at least three days a week to work or school are eligible for the Guaranteed Ride Home Program. That means a registered commuter is never without an immediate form of transportation in the case of an emergency.

Registered commuters can request reimbursements four times per year or up to $100, whichever comes first, for eligible trips with valid documentation.

Trips must be a part of your school or work commute. Acceptable uses include leaving work due to illness or having to pick up a sick child, having to work unexpected overtime, or if your regular carpool is not available to leave when needed. The program cannot be used for personal errands, appointments, business-related travel or non-emergency trips.

Register as an Eligible Commuter

Park & Ride lots

Park your car or bike for free at one of the numerous metro lot locations then take the bus or rideshare. Some lots also have bike lockers available for storage.

List of Park and Ride Lots

Vanpooling for Beginners

Wondering how vanpooling works? Watch this video to get the basics.