Carpool FAQ

  1. Is carpooling free? Carpooling is a volunteer program where two or more people decide to share a ride using their personal vehicle/s. In many cases, participants choose to share driving on varying days or weeks. In other cases, one participant may do most or all of the driving and the passengers can negotiate to pay the driver for their expenses (gas, wear and tear, etc.).
  2. Is there government money for carpooling? Carpooling is a volunteer service and no money is offered to users. Ticket to Ride offers this ridesharing match site free of charge to help people find suitable carpool partners. Also, some employers may offer money to their employers for carpooling.
  3. Is carpooling safe? It is up to the participant to vet the persons they are choosing to carpool with, e.g. setting up a meeting in a public place or reviewing their social media sites.
  4. Where can we park and meet? Our Park & Ride feature will generate a list of places to meet. Additionally, some private businesses may also allow parking on their property, but you should always check with them first before leaving a vehicle on their property. Try our Park & Ride feature for officially permitted places to meet your carpool partner.
  5. What if I need to get home in an emergency? Ticket to Ride offers the Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program for any carpooler registered with Ticket to Ride should you have an emergency requiring you to leave work before your scheduled carpool departure time. This benefit is available up to four times within a year to anyone who registers with Ticket to Ride as using a carpool, vanpool, or transit in our area. The goal of the program is to make it easy, efficient and affordable to get home in the cast of illness or an emergency. For more information on the ERH Program, visit our ERH FAQ page.