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Contact your co-workers. Talk to neighbors. Post a flyer at your cubicle or work bulletin board. Or complete a ride-match request application on RideshareOnline.com. It’s a free and confidential service that will help you find people in your area who want to share the ride.
Talk about scenarios like this in your initial carpool logistics planning, so everyone is in agreement on how to handle schedule changes. Most likely, you’ll want to call members of your carpool group as soon as possible to let them know about the changes to your schedule.
If it’s not possible for your carpool group to be flexible to your schedule changes, you’ll be responsible for finding your own transportation. You may be eligible for a free taxi, Lyft or Uber ride home in case of a qualifying emergency if your employer partners with RideTogether Pierce and you participate in a carpool.
Learn more about the Emergency Ride Home program or contact your Employee Transportation Coordinator for more information.
Your carpooling group will decide the cost per carpooler, payment schedule and payment method. When deciding how to split the costs, remember to consider all of the expenses, such as gasoline, parking, oil, wear and tear, service and tolls. For help, refer to this guide from AAA.