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Carpool and Save!


Share a ride with a carpool partner or group and save big! You'll save gas, wear and tear on your car, the environment and money!

How Can I Get Into a Carpool for my Daily Commute?

It's easy.  Simply register with Traffic Solutions Online and instantaneously generate a list of interested carpoolers, 24 hours a day.  Register and tell us about your commute to work -- where you live, where you work and what time you usually start and end work. You'll be able to generate a free matchlist of people who live near you, work near you, and have similar schedules.

Carma logoCarma Carpooling App

Traffic Solutions and the Community Environmental Council are helping commuters earn hundreds of dollars a month by using a new carpooling app called Carma. Using the Carma app, drivers earn money for each passenger. The app can also help you find other commuters to carpool with, instantly.

Download the app on your Android or iPhone  and start carpooling today.

Can I Carpool Without a Car?
Sure! Traffic Solutions Online will help you find carpool partners who have an available vehicle.   Then you can chip in some money for your share of the driving, gas and maintenance in exchange for a ride.
What if I'm looking for a Long-Distance or One-time Carpool?
Traffic Solutions Online is currently designed for daily commuter trips within Santa Barbara County or into Santa Barbara County from neighboring counties. To find a carpool for a long or one-time trip, there are other services available.  Here is a list of these services (ZimRide and GoLoco are Facebook applications):
Should I Carpool Every Day?

Lots of people do, but even if you can't, carpool as many days as you can. Remember, every day of the week you carpool saves 20% -- not just money, stress and traffic congestion -- but 20% of the pollutants that would normally go into the air. A great way to start is carpooling one day a week! Review your schedule and plan on one day when you can stick to a normal routine.

If at First You Don't Succeed...
If you don't find anyone with whom to carpool the first time, don't give up -- keep trying!  Names are regularly added to Traffic Solutions Online.
More Carpooling Tips:
  • You don't have to carpool everyday. Some people are interested in carpools that are on an on-call basis, some one or two days a week, while others prefer carpools that have a regular schedule. Carpools are a very flexible alternative and can be tailored to your needs.

  • Park & Ride Lots are available in some locations.

  • If you feel uncomfortable taking the first step in setting up a carpool, call us at Traffic Solutions. We'll answer your questions and ease your fears. We'll call potential carpool partners for you and make sure they are still interested. We can even tell them to expect a call from you.

Traffic Solutions is a division of the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments

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