Carpooling is a great way to cut your trip expense in half. Just ride to work with someone else instead of by yourself. Here’s a couple of ways to get carpooling.
Joining or starting a carpool is easier than you think. You can find someone heading in the same direction as you by using the Ridematch section of the website. If you match with someone, reach out by email to work out the details of your trip. Or, if you work with someone who lives near you, ask if they’d like to share a ride to and from work. It’s that easy.
It only takes two people to make a carpool. But, the more people in your carpool means more cost savings. Just make sure there’s enough time to reach your destinations safely.
Contributing to a carpool works a couple of ways. Either one person does all the driving with riders splitting the cost of the trip. Or all riders take turns driving without exchanging any money. No matter which way you choose, everyone saves on their trip expense.
Keeping a driving schedule is essential to prevent driver burnt out. You can make daily, weekly, or monthly calendars to alternate drivers. But, if someone loves to drive, it doesn’t have to change at all.
Take advantage of the one-and-only carpool lane in the region to keep a steady pace during rush hour traffic.
Front row parking might be waiting for you. Reserved carpool parking is an incentive offered by most employers. Ask your employer about this benefit.
When you create a carpool, we recommend you follow a couple of guidelines:
Taking these steps can prevent headaches down the road.