Ridesharing saves you money and time while helping you curb your carbon footprint. Commuters have a variety of shared ride options to keep more money in their pocket to spend on other things besides transportation. Smart choices like carpooling and vanpooling are great ways to cut your transportation costs, improve air quality and mobility throughout the region.
Carpooling splits the expense and rigors of driving with others. Many people regularly carpool to leisure events (to movies, ballgames, dinner etc) and the same savings of money, time, and stress are available for the commute to work or school. Carpooling offers great flexibility to accommodate your individual lifestyle even if you don’t have a car. Create an account on the 511 ridematching system and search for others who share your commute route and schedule. Or find a ride on the spur of the moment using carpool mobile apps like Waze, MüV, or Scoop. And don’t forget to check out our tips for successful carpooling.
For certain commutes, vanpooling is the perfect solution to saving money instead of driving alone. Search for vanpools that match your commute route and schedule or learn how to start a new pool.
Many private transportation providers from taxis, to ride-hailing apps, to chartered bikes or buses operate in Santa Cruz County. Cruz511 can help you find a service that meets your needs.