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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!
SmartRide logo is a replacement for It launched in April 2015! It is your one-stop-shop for the following commuter and trip-planning tools:
  • Trip-Planner Compare how to get from here to there by carpool, vanpool, bus, bike, train, walking or driving alone. Bus and bike routes are just a click away!

  • Carpool and Vanpool Matching Find good folks to share the ride with.

  • Commute Calendar Track your commute to calculate savings and qualify for promotions through Traffic Solutions or participating businesses.

  • Commuter Benefits Local business offer their employees benefits and incentives that are managed through our site. Ask if your employer is a provider!

  • Ridesharing for Events One-time ridematching to special events and meetings.

If you have questions about the new SmartRide web service call us at 963-SAVE or email us at Click here for a tutorial on the new site. (Cottage Health employee tutorial is here.)
How Can I Get Into a Carpool for my Daily Commute?

If you're looking for a consistent carpool partner, it's easy. Simply register with 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.

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:
Craigslist (rideshare page for Santa Barbara)

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 is a division of the target="_blank" href=""> Santa Barbara County Association of Governments

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