October is Carpool Month

If you are new to carpooling, there has never been a better time to give it a try.

Based on AAA estimates, the average carpooler who shares a ride with one other person saves $2,340 per year. That figure only increases with each additional person sharing a ride.

By carpooling just a few days per week to work or school, you can

  • Save on gas and parking
  • Reduce the stress of driving in congestion
  • Save on the wear and tear of your car
  • Help improve air quality by getting more cars off the road

Getting started is easy. If you don’t already know a relative, friend or coworker headed your way, check out Metro Transit’s regional database of people looking to share a ride. Just create a commuter account to get started.

This handy video will walk you through the steps of creating an account.

Learn more

  • Get the basics on carpooling and vanpooling. more….
  • Check out info on cool resources like rides home in case of emergencies and where to park for free. more….
  • Watch this video about vanpooling in the Twin Cities. more….