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! There are two carpool matching services
for commuters in Santa Barbara County to use. One is Carma, a
smartphone app, and the other is our traditional online carpool
matching hosted at Traffic Solutions Online. Read more for
details on using both methods.
If you live in Ojai and commute to Santa
Barbara or SBCC, this group is for you.
Complete this form and/or join our next meet-up.
Ojai Carpool Pizza Mixer
Thursday, Nov. 20th, 2014. 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Ojai Pizza – 331 E. Ojai Ave.
Solutions is helping commuters and SBCC students with a new
carpool matching tool called Carma. It’s a smartphone app that
enables you to find or offer rides back and forth to work or
campus. However, this system will only work if many commuters
and students download the app and give it a try.
At SBCC, as part of a student carpooling pilot project, Traffic
Solutions will offer the first 75 students a $25 Amazon card
just for completing the first trip using Carma (both riders and
drivers are eligible through the end of December).
SBCC Students - It's easy to
1. Download the Carma app on your
2. Create your profile and enter your trip information
3. Request or offer a ride to campus
4. Earn a $25 Amazon card for making your first Carma trip
5. Save or earn money for each trip you carpool
For more info, call Traffic Solutions at 805-963-SAVE (7283)
the app on your
iPhone and start carpooling today.
How Can I Get Into a Carpool for my Daily
If you're looking for a consistent carpool partner, 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.
Carpool Without a Car?
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
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
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.
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
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
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