Starting your own carpool is EZ
If you're starting your own carpool, EZ Ride makes it easy by matching you to our list of riders who have registered to join a carpool. As a Transportation Management Association affiliated with New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJ DOT), we can match you with other commuters in your area who wish to share a ride to a common destination.
To participate, simply fill out an application and request a list of riders who are looking to join a carpool.
When you register, indicate your preference to join a carpool as a driver. You'll receive a list of commuters who live in your area, with similar work destinations.
Establish clear groundrules
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 passengers contribute 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.
Carpooling is one of the most popular methods of ride-sharing. Once you start your own, you'll wonder why you ever waited so long.