Carpooling is ideal for commuters with set or flexible work hours. Carpoolers usually divide costs and driving responsibilities. And here’s another great reason to share the ride — if you have two or more people traveling together at least three days a week, you get parking preference and other benefits.
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The NEW regional Rideshare Planner shows matches from a database of 10,000+ area commuters on a Google map.
Ridematching is a free online service designed to bring people together who are interested in sharing their 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 for to share a ride. Street numbers are kept strictly confidential and you decide whether you want to be contacted by phone or email.
You can save half or more on monthly parking costs by joining our Parking $mart program.
Vanpools are generally more organized than a carpool with all the same great benefits. Vanpools have at least five people traveling to work together at least three days per week.
Learn how to start a vanpool
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Tips for sharing the ride
- Plan an initial meeting to discuss details
- Determine 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.
Guaranteed Ride Home
All commuters who ride the bus, carpool, vanpool, 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 or scheduling conflict.
Registered commuters will receive two coupons every six months valued up to $25.00 each. The coupons are valid on any regular workday for a bus ride or cab ride reimbursement in the event of an emergency or schedule conflict.
Register as an eligible commuter
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