What is rideshare?
Rideshare is the communal use of transportation.
We aim to provide a multi-modal approach to your commute so that you can arrive at your destination efficiently, sustainably, and enjoyably. Everyone shares the ride at one point or another; whether we start a carpool, take the bus, ride bikes with a group, or walk with a friend, we are choosing to share that ride.
There are limitless options when deciding how to get where you are going and often combining several modes is your best option. As we focus our efforts on sharing the ride as opposed to driving alone we can reduce traffic congestion, pollution, and countless hours wasted on freeways. By providing access to transportation as an alternative to ownership we enter the shared economy and begin accomplishing our goals. Through policy, programming, advocacy, and education we can develop our shared mobility resources and change the paradigm for transportation in Los Angeles.
Look through the commuter and employer programs we offer to find services that will make your life easier and your businesses greener.
Commuters, parents, and employers interested in learning more about rideshare programs that will fit their needs are encouraged to visit ridematch.info , email Sharedmobility@metro.net , or call directly to 213.922.2811.
Your commute is your choice.
Make informed decisions by understanding all of your options. If you would like to cut down on costs, reduce your carbon footprint, get exercise or be more productive, then you should definitely consider ditching your car or inviting a friend to join you.
Calculate the cost of your commute.
Save money by changing your transportation choice. Driving alone is the most expensive form of transportation. Gas costs, vehicle maintenance, Express Lane tolls, and outstanding pollution are pulling your pockets and hurting the Earth. Find out how much you are spending before you decide how to fix it.
Find someone who shares your route
Carpooling is a cheap and effective travel option. Finding someone who lives near you has never been so easy. Follow the link below to find local SoCal residents looking to share the ride. Users are looking to match whether they want to go to work or the Saturday night concert. Give your wallet a break and leave the parking headache in the past.
Get your kids to share the ride
Getting to school means millions of extra trips bringing students to and from daily classes. Together we can get your kids to school safely and decongest our roads. There are a lot of alternatives that can make any school into a smooth drop off/pick up system.
Find the tax deductions for you and your employer
Large companies need to comply with certain environmental standards. Sustainable commuting is a core element to the standards that your regulated company will need to meet. Follow the link to see how your employer can save you money and meet its requirements.
Find more ways to move around the city from other programs Metro has to offer!
- Take Metro as much as possible.
- Ride a bike or walk when you can.
- Vanpools carry large groups long distances.
- Ride faster in carpool lanes
- Dodge traffic in the express lane
- Take Metro part way, find your park and ride lot!
Metro Rideshare/Shared Mobility helps you find a better commute.
Employers can offer special programs to their employees and help them get to work faster and happier. In doing so, employers can help themselves by meeting air quality standards, receiving tax deductions, resolving parking issues and having a more satisfied workforce. Metro Rideshare/Shared Mobility is committed to providing support to employers, large and small, in LA County.
Sustainability programs offer your company support with Air Quality Management District regulations and strategies to become a greener business at absolutely zero cost. We are staffed experts for your assistance in Average Vehicle Ridership reports, rideshare program marketing and implementation, and much more. Learn more from the link below and give us a call.
- Metro works for you to create programs, dissect complicated tax codes, and develop marketing strategies
Incentives provided by Metro Rideshare/Shared Mobility get your employees to share the ride. Sometimes people need the extra push to change the way they get to work. With Metro Rewards they will receive benefits every time the choose to leave the car at home or let someone else hop in.
The Guaranteed Ride Home Program promises that your employee will never be stranded. Emergencies happen and their carpool might not be there to support them. That is why we completely reimburse any trip that needs to be taken as a result from unforeseen circumstances. Trips be taken with a taxi, Uber, Lyft, and more! See below for details.
Discounted Metro TAP pass is the ultimate perk for your employee is a free or discounted Metro TAP pass. Get serious about public transportation commutes and invest in your employees well being.
Metro has created the following PowerPoint templates as a resource for you to use to communicate the many benefits of ridesharing, biking, walking and taking public transit to your employees.
Highlight incentives in your headline to grab the attention of your employees.
Include information about how to obtain these incentives and include additional benefits . Examples of benefits include:
- Relax, reduce stress, watch a movie or listen to music when you share the ride.
- Save money when you bike, walk, take public transit or share the cost in a carpool or vanpool.
- Save time by using a carpool/HOV lanes.
- Be one less vehicle on the road and help save the planet.
- Biking and walking can help improve your overall health
Don’t forget to include contact information or a link on where to find more information.
We are excited to celebrate the 33rd annual California Rideshare/Shared Mobility Week, October 1-5, 2018!
It’s Your Life, Enjoy the Ride is this year’s Rideshare Week theme! We are asking commuters to explore other ways to enjoy life and enjoy their ride by pledging to leave their car at home and try carpooling, taking the train or bus, walking, biking or vanpooling to get to work. Commuters can save money, improve their health, reduce stress, preserve our air quality and make efficient use of our transportation system.
Win some great prizes when you pledge and take action!
- Go to ridematch.info
- Create a profile
- Once your profile is set up, click on the Commute Calendar and track your rideshare trips online
Every time you log a rideshare trip during October 1-5, 2018, you’ll be entered in a drawing to win some great prizes, including Amazon, Macy’s and Visa gift cards, Metrolink passes and much more! And, a special thank you to our 2018 Rideshare/Shared Mobility Week sponsors: