Carpool and Save!
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
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.
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
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.
at First You Don't Succeed...
|If you don't find anyone with
carpool the first time, don't give
up -- keep trying! Names are regularly added to Traffic
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.
& 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.
|SBCAG Traffic Solutions, in
partnership with the Community Environmental Council (CEC) was
awarded a $158,400 FHWA Value Pricing Pilot Program grant for a
Santa Barbara Dynamic Rideshare Pilot Program. The Dynamic
Rideshare pilot program will target South Coast Highway 101
Commuters, as well as UCSB and SBCC students, giving them the
ability to quickly find potential carpoolers for individual
transportation trips on an as needed basis.
Dynamic Ridesharing employs information technology to
efficiently match riders and drivers in real time, using GPS
technologies on mobile phones to enable carpooling on an ad hoc
basis without the need for established, pre-arranged carpools.
Dynamic Ridesharing also complements transit services by
providing transportation options that fall outside fixed route
transit service or when bus routes are at capacity. When
effectively integrated, Dynamic Ridesharing and transit service
create a seamless network of available seats throughout the day
in high traffic corridors.
The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG
Traffic Solutions Division) is soliciting proposals from
qualified entities to provide Dynamic Ridesharing Technology. If
you plan to submit a proposal and would like to be informed of
any addenda to this RFP, please contact Kent Epperson at (805)
961-8917 or firstname.lastname@example.org. RFP questions must be submitted
by September 26, 2011. Proposals are due on October 17, 2011 by
5:00 PM Pacific Coast Time.
Click here for
a copy of the RFP.