Lay the ground rules for a smooth commute
Drivers and driving schedule
Decide who will drive when. Make sure everyone has a list with each carpooler's home and work phone numbers in case of illness or emergency.
Choose a convenient meeting place, like a Park & Ride lot, or pick each person up at home.
Decide on costs. If you share the driving equally, you don't have to exchange money. If one person drives, divide the cost among the passengers.
Set a few rules, like: How long you'll wait for late riders; Smoking or nonsmoking; Food and drink allowed/not allowed in the car; Music, news or nothing.
Make sure the vehicle is running well and has gas.
Check your insurance—some policies offer rate reductions for ridesharing.
Check for preferential, free or reduced-rate parking. It all pays off!
Connect with Rideshare
Local Calls: 206-625-4500
Toll Free: 1-800-427-8249
WA Relay: 711
201 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104-0770
Accessible commuter vans are available to groups upon request; TTY users, please dial your relay service at 711 to get in touch with rideshare staff (available 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday); RideshareOnline.com translation service available to ESL customers via a conference by calling 206-625-4500 (available 8 AM to 5 AM, Monday through Friday).