What is carpooling?
Carpooling refers to two or more people riding together rather than taking separate vehicles to a destination.
Why should I do it?According to the State of Texas’ rate of reimbursement, at .54 cents per mile, the average 20 mile round-trip commute costs $216 per month and $2,592 per year. Carpooling with just one other person reduces that cost by half. In addition to the financial benefits, carpooling also reduces the wear and tear on your vehicle, and the cost of vehicle maintenance and fueling. Carpool riders also avoid the stresses of fighting traffic!
How do I find a carpool partner?
A free carpool matching service for those who would like to carpool but don’t have a carpool partner is available at NuRide. Those who record their carpooling trips through NuRide will also receive rewards and discounts at retailers, restaurants, and entertainment venues for taking a greener ride! For basic, step-by-step instructions on how to set up a free NuRide account, find a rideshare partner, record a trip, and get your rewards, visit this site.