RideShare is a free program to help you find a better way to commute to and from work. We have a large database of commuters who, like you, are looking for carpool/vanpool partners and a chance to SAVE $$$!
Simply put when you carpool, you will drive less and save money. These savings come from reduced maintenance costs, savings on gasoline, and even insurance rates.
If your commute is a long one you may find yourself frequently fighting heavy traffic.
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Automobiles and light trucks are considered the largest contributors to air quality problems in the United States.
Forming a carpool is a great way to share the ride and cut your commuting costs. All it takes is two people to start saving money and cleaning our air. RideShare will help you find a neighbor or co-worker going your way. Just fill out our RideShare application or call 241-RIDE and we'll send you a list of others willing to give carpooling a try. They'll welcome your call because they are interested in the benefits of carpooling too. You can arrange to carpool everyday, certain days, or on an as needed basis.
RideShare offers a Guaranteed Ride Home program that provides carpoolers and vanpoolers extra insurance that they can get home in case of an emergency or unexpected overtime. The Guaranteed Ride Home program offers commuters 80% reimbursement of the cost of cab fare or transit fare home. Registered carpoolers and vanpoolers can use this service up to four times per year. If you are already carpooling, you can register for the Guaranteed Ride Home program by calling RideShare at 241-RIDE . Once registered, commuters do not have to call for approval. They just mail their dated receipt to: OKI Regional Council of Governments, 720 East Pete Rose Way, Suite 420, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.
Vanpooling is carpooling on a larger scale. Seven to 15 people ride together to and from work in a comfortable, fully equipped van. Each passenger pays a low monthly fare based on the number of miles the van travels. Group members are not required to make a long-term commitment to vanpool, but instead agree to ride for a month at a time with a one-month notice given if they decide to leave the group. Your group agrees on a route and schedule and meets at a central location. The volunteer driver has limited personal use of the van on weekends and evenings.
There are currently 18 vanpools operating in the tri-state area and RideShare is always looking for opportunities to form new vanpools. If there is not a vanpool that currently fits your needs, fill out the on-line RideShare application or call RideShare at 241-RIDE. We may be able to find enough commuters traveling from your area to start a new vanpool.