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Carpool FAQ


What if I want to share a ride to places other than work?
Try the Single Trip Matching tool to find carpool partners or try one of the rideshare matching resources below. This is not an endorsement of any of the sites below or their tools. They each provide a different approach to help users match with others making trips.

Craigslist – provides a bulletin board for ridesharing trips of all types
Zimride – integrates social networking with a rideshare bulletin board
GoLoco – facilitates real-time carpool matching with your network
Divide the Ride – designed for families looking to organizing kids’ carpools


What if I can't find a carpool partner through ShareTheRideNC?
GoTriangle can help! We can provide flyers for you to post around your workplace or neighborhood, or set a meeting with your employer.  Contact us if you need assistance.


What if I'm sick or oversleep?
Call your carpool partner as soon as possible to let them know.  If there are issues of habitual tardiness, remind everyone about your agreed upon meeting and waiting time.  In carpooling, everyone is as tardy as the latest arrival.


What if I have to work late or there is an emergency?
Register for the free Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program.  ERH provides commuters who carpooled, vanpooled, or took the bus to work, with a free taxicab or rental car home in case of an emergency.  (Click here to see if you qualify for ERH.)


What if I don't like my fellow carpoolers?
We understand that everyone doesn't click.  We recommend ending your current rideshare arrangement.  Take another look at your match list to find other carpool partners.


What if I have appointments?
Be sure to tell your carpool partner in advance that you won’t be carpooling that day.  Altering the driving schedule as needed is an essential part of carpooling.  The ERH program is not available for regularly scheduled appointments, so plan accordingly.