The Basics

Whether you are hitching a ride with a friend or significant other or looking for someone to share a ride to work or school, here are some basics to get you started.


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 are eligible for the Guaranteed Ride Home program. Learn more


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. Vanpools may also be eligible for subsidized lease rates through the Metropolitan Council. Learn more