App-Based Carpooling: Simpler, Cheaper and Faster
Whether you call it carpooling or ridesharing you now have several low-cost, no-commitment options for sharing a ride to work. With a smartphone or tablet, sharing a ride can be as simple as a few taps.
If you can plan a few hours in advance, try Scoop, Waze Carpool, and Duet. These commute-period carpooling aps match you with a passenger or driver and offer a lower per-ride cost.
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$25 Reward for Carpooling
Park & Ride
The map below shows current Park & Ride locations. Click on the individual locations for additional details.
You’re Guaranteed a Ride Home!
We understand that having a vehicle at work provides flexibility in case of something unexpected. We provide a Guaranteed Ride Home in the case of an emergency or unscheduled overtime. We’ll reimburse carpoolers who work in Contra Costa County and need to use a taxi or app-based service to get home in an emergency.
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Driving solo to work may cost more than you think. The average commuter spends more than $9,000 a year in gas, tolls, parking, vehicle maintenance, and time. Carpooling not only saves you money by sharing costs, but it also gets you into HOV lanes and allows you toll-free access to the Express Lanes.
Carpool for $1 (or Less) with Casual Carpool
Casual Carpool is an alternative way to create carpools, and has been around for almost 40 years. Casual carpools are formed between at least two riders and one driver at pickup locations in the East Bay during carpool lane hours. Search the list of pickup locations for a no-commitment, app-free carpool option that costs about $1 per trip.
The map below shows current Casual Carpool locations.
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