The Carpool Program


Carpooling is one of the easiest, most economical ways of ridesharing. Carpools may consist of co-workers, or people who work and/or live around the same area as you do. Children who must be dropped at daycare may be considered part of your carpool, as long as they ride fifty percent (50%) of your trip. However, taking children to day care or school does not qualify an employee to receive rideshare incentives and benefits under the County’s program.

Carpooling saves money and time and reduces stress. Although it only takes two people to form a carpool, increasing the number of passengers will reduce overall commuting costs and the more the merrier. Carpooling with co-workers and friends can be fun.

Another advantage of carpooling is the positive effects on the environment. Carpooling reduces traffic congestion, saves fuel, decreases air pollution and the need for parking space. From a global perspective, carpooling reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which goes a long way towards improving our area’s chronic air pollution.

County employees who track rideshare activities with Commuter Services an average of at least two (2) times per week may be eligible to receive Preferred Parking and incentives. If you are a member of a carpool and would like to take advantage of these benefits, submit a Carpool Parking Permit Application.

The Hybrid Vehicle Carpool Program

Commuter Services Hybrid Vehicle Carpool Program allows carpoolers to use hybrid vehicles from the Commuter Services fleet. Modeled after the employee-funded vanpool program, carpools of 3 or 4 employees may participate. The carpool rates, per member, are a fraction of the cost to drive alone. If you are interested in forming a Hybrid Vehicle Carpool, submit a Hybrid Vehicle Carpool Application.

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