The Journey is Better with Friends
Carpooling, Vanpooling, and Schoolpooling are great options to share the responsibility of driving with other commuters while also reducing the number of vehicles on the road. There are many great resources available to learn more about each of these modes and to help find other interested commuters in your area: Carpooling, Vanpooling, and Schoolpooling
51% of carpoolers belong to the same family, and 40% carpools share the same house. A great carpool option may be closer than you think!
Search the WayToGo site for an existing carpool, vanpool, or schoolpool in your area. If one doesn’t exist, WayToGo staff can help you get one started!
Way to Go: Carpool is a free online carpool matching database from Way to Go, a program of Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG). Way to Go provides a list of other interested commuters who live and work close to you. By registering you can receive matches with like-minded people to contact at your convenience.
For longer trips (> 23 miles), including from from Boulder to Denver or to Colorado ski resorts, check out TreadShare, a low cost carpooling app and service.
Waze carpool is another great resource for finding a carpool in your area. The Waze app is a free resource and is easy to navigate.
Commute with Enterprise offers vanpool services for businesses. Share a ride with co-workers to and from work using an Enterprise vehicle.
Way to Go: Schoolpool is a great resource for parents who need help transporting their children to and from school. Way to Go will connect you with families and provide safe transportation options!
Boulder Valley School District’s Trip Tracker program, which includes a fun rewards program to help encourage students and staff to use alternative modes of transport to get to school!
Ride Share Tax Benefits
Vanpooling is a federal tax-free commuter benefit. With this employer provided voluntary benefit program, your commuting expenses for vanpooling, transit and work-related parking costs can be deducted from your pre-tax salary. The program allows an employee to pay for their monthly transportation expenses with pre-tax dollars - up to $270 per month. You can learn more at Commuterbenefits.com
Getting a Ride in an Emergency
Worried about having an emergency and being stuck with no ride? WayToGo has a program designed for just such a problem. Learn more at Guaranteed Ride Home.