Tips For Starting a Carpool

 

  • Connect with co-workers or friends who live near you, or sign up on Clark County RideFinder to find rideshare matches.
  • Meet your prospective carpooler(s) at a local coffee shop or other public space to discuss details to ensure that schedules, driving styles, musical tastes, etc. are compatible.
  • Create a schedule for driving responsibilities, determine your route, schedule, morning pick-up points, and other logistical details.
  • Establish a method for splitting driving costs.
  • Establish a chain of communication. If a driver or member is ill or will not be going to work one day, members need to be notified and an alternate driver should be in place if necessary.
  • Establish policies about pick-up times, smoking or non-smoking, food and beverages in the car, length of time the carpool should wait for riders, and other details. Respect your fellow carpooler's wishes, drive carefully, and keep the vehicle clean and safe.
  • Set a date to start carpooling. If you are hestitant, you may want to do a trial run for a week to make sure it works for everyone in the carpool.

 

Don't hesitate to contact your friends at Clark County-Springfield TCC for assistance with establishing your carpool. Call (937) 521-2132 or email us for more details.