Share a ride with a carpool partner or group and save big!
You'll save gas, wear and tear on your car, the environment
SmartRide.org is a replacement for TrafficSolutionsOnline.info.
It launched in April 2015! It is your
one-stop-shop for the following commuter and trip-planning
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
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
SmartRide.org 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?
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?
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?
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
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 SmartRide.org.