Save money, reduce wear and tear on your car, and share the ride.
Carpooling is the shared use of a car by the driver and one or more passengers and is a great way to get to and from work. Not to mention that sharing the ride will help take some of the stress out of driving. Best of all, your commuting cost could drop by 50 percent and you may be eligible to save on insurance costs.
Use the Cost Calculator to the right to figure out how much you currently spend on your commute. You may be surprised!
And don't worry if you don't have a car. There are plenty of people in our database who are willing to do all the driving.
Tips for Getting Started
- Get a group of friends and co-workers together who have a similar work schedule or register in our online ridematch database. You may also download the rideshare application and mail or fax back to CommuteSmart.
- Plan ahead! Make arrangements to meet potential carpool partners ahead of time to map out all the details.
- Be open-minded but establish some ground rules.
- Do something fun! Bring donuts once in a while or meet for lunch. Ridesharing can be a great way to meet people and establish friendships.
As long as you have logged carpool commutes within the past 30 days and are registered online in the ridematching database, you are eligible to participate in the Emergency Ride Home Program. So don't forget to register!
So what are you waiting for? Complete the online ridematch application or call the CommuteSmart office at 1-87-RIDEMATCH (1-877-433-6282). Then, you'll receive a match list with others who live and work near you.