If you didn’t join us from the trip planning article, the first step is to search for your commute options using the trip planner tool.
Once you’ve searched, you’re faced with all of your commute mode options, one of which is carpools.
Available carpools will be listed to the right. You can view as either a rider or a driver by selecting which of the two you’d prefer at the top of the list. For each listing, you can see the details of the trip including preferences and days and times.
Filter your carpool options by changing the schedule, trip type, and networks on the left side. For example, you may want to only see carpool matches from your employer or department network.
Contact a carpool owner by clicking on the card for the carpool you’re interested in to expand the window and review it’s details, then click ‘Connect’. Compose your message to the carpool owner, click send, and your message will be emailed directly to the user.
Your message to the carpool owner will include your name and your email address. If you would like to include additional contact options, you can add that to your message. Once you and the carpool owner connect, you can work out the details of the trip and be on your way.
Some commuter programs encourage or require users to register as carpool partners via RideAmigos. Doing so requires the carpool owner to invite you to their carpool via the system. This typically happens after initial contact has been made following the instructions above. Learn more about managing carpool memberships.