Sharing a ride with another person is one of the simplest and most effective ways to ease your commute. Houston carpoolers save money by splitting driving expenses and make better time thanks to free use of HOV lanes. When two or more people share a ride it also relieves traffic congestion, reduces the demand for parking spaces, and reduces air pollution from auto emissions.
Here are a few tools to make sharing the ride easier:
- NuRide is an online ride-matching databse that can also help you to find potential carpool partners. It's free and easy to sign up at www.NuRide.com.
- Carma is free mobile app that connects riders and drivers traveling along the same route using GPS-enabled real-time ridematching technology. Create your free Carma account today to start booking rides.
- METRO STAR's Ridematching service, which helps people identify potential Houston carpool partners. Register here.
- METRO provides information about High Occupancy Vehicle and High Occupancy Toll lanes (HOV and HOT lanes).