Be cool. Carpool.
Carpooling is one of the easiest ways to ride-share. You can call on neighbors, fellow students or co-workers to ask if they'd be interested. You decide who you want to carpool with and how often.
A carpool can start with only two riders, although adding a third and fourth greatly contributes to savings.
Once you have two or more riders, get together and set ground rules:
- Decide on who drives and when
- Set pickup times and locations, which can be homes, Park and Ride lots or any agreed upon location.
- Determine the best way to share costs. If everyone takes a turn driving, then it's all sharing. If one person drives, then each passenger contributes a share of the expenses.
- Compile contact information and keep each other informed. Make a back-up plan in case of bad weather or something unforeseen.
Go your own way
Some carpools have the same car and driver every day. Other carpools arrange for different riders to take turns driving their own cars. Either way, we can help.
If you'd like to start a carpool and need riders, click here.
If you'd like to join an existing carpool, click here.
Register and make it an EZ Ride
Meadowlink can match you with its database of more than 20,000 commuters interested in sharing a ride. Complete and submit our online application. We'll enter your information in the statewide database.
Emergency Ride Home guarantee
Once you're registered, you are automatically registered in the Emergency Ride Home program, which gives peace of mind to qualified commuters, knowing that they'll get home freely in the event of an emergency. To find out how to arrange an Emergency Ride Home, click here.
You must commute to work at least three days a week using a carpool to be eligible.