Carpools are made up of people who have similar work/class schedules and travel similar routes. Riders choose the time, meeting location and days they want to carpool. Some carpoolers take turns driving their personal vehicles, while others use just one car and contribute to the driver’s commute costs. Carpools are more flexible than vanpools as commuters can choose to only carpool on certain days.
ShareTheRideNC is a statewide ride-matching service sponsored by the NCDOT and GoTriangle. This free and secure website helps commuters find carpool partners to share the cost of driving. UNC employees and students may choose to only match to UNC affiliates or to match to others across North Carolina. Employees may also register for the regional Emergency Ride Home program.
GoPerks, which began in January 2015, is a great way for employees to earn rewards. Simply use the commute calendar to track trips by bus, bike, ridesharing, and walking to earn points for prize drawings. Sign up to be a part of this program at ShareTheRideNC.