Carpool and Rideshare Sites

A Few Resources To Get You Started

  • Local carpooling information is often listed in your local telephone directory. is a Canadian carpooling site where you can register to find a rideshare match.
  •– Provides a good explanation of car sharing and links to all existing car sharing programs in North America. “If you drive less than 12,000 km (7,500 miles) a year and you don’t need a car for work every day, car sharing will likely save you thousands of dollars a year, give you greater mobility — and actually reduce pollution.” website:
  • ConnectorUSA– Vanpooling, also carpooling and car sharing. toll-free: (800) 826-7433; website:
  •– Afree service for connecting commuters, or travelers going the same way. Most popular carpool and cross-country rideshare site in the US and Canada. By splitting fuel expense and tolls, you can travel 300 miles for about $10 in a 30-mpg vehicle, which is three to six times cheaper than Greyhound and Amtrak. Some drivers offer the ride for free, just for your charming company. “A40-mile total daily commute costs about $2,600 per year. Ridesharing with one other person can save you $1,300. Double the figure for an 80-mile total daily commute.” website:
  • Flexcar– For-profit car sharing club in Chicago, Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC. Revolution, the investment company run by AOLco-founder Steve Case, owns the controlling share in Flexcar. website:
  • Zipcar– For-profit, web-based, easy-to-use, car sharing club in Boston, Chapel Hill, Minneapolis, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington DC. Expanding to Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver. Online application. You can compare the costs of car sharing vs. new car ownership at toll-free: (866) 4-ZIP-CAR (866-494-7227); e-mail:; website: 


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