January 2018

Commuter Solutions  


Houston Carpool with CarShare

Houston has a lot of cars and even more empty seats. We could all get where we want to go a little faster if we filled some of those seats. The tools listed below can help identify people taking similar trips as you so you can share the ride, save time by taking HOV lanes, and save on gas money. 

Here are a few tools to help you identify a carpool partner: 

  • Waze Carpool has arrived in Houston! Enter your home and work/school location in your profile and indicate your willingness to share a ride or that you need a ride. Waze carpoolers can offer free rides or request reimbursement for gas money in the app. 
  • Metropia Houston offers an online carpooling service to match people willing to share an empty seat with those in need of a ride. Visit houston-riding.metropia.com and enter your basic trip information; you'll be notified via email when a trip match is made.
  • METRO STAR's Ridematching service helps people identify potential carpool partners. Register here.
  • METRO provides information about High Occupancy Vehicle and High Occupancy Toll lanes (HOV and HOT lanes).