Ridesharing is a great way to beat traffic congestion on the way to work, reduce auto emissions and cut commute costs. Now, you can also get a chance to win prizes in a series of special rideshare promotions being offered by 511 over the next two months. 511 assists thousands of Bay Area employers and their employees by offering free commute assistance and information on alternatives to driving alone.
Get started right away and join a carpool by simply registering at www.ridematch.511.org/SanFrancisco/?client=hacienda. Ridesharing with 511 is easy and works great whether you want to carpool every day, a day or two a week, or as needed. Once registered, you will receive a list of potential carpool partners who live and work nearby. Give them a call and try carpooling. When you carpool, you will save time, money and get the opportunity to meet new people.
Vanpools are a great option for people who have a regular/fixed schedule and are traveling 25 or more miles each way. 511 already has a great selection of vanpools in the RideMatch Service and can assist anyone who is looking to join an existing vanpool or interested in starting their own. Registering at www.ridematch.511.org/SanFrancisco/?client=hacienda will let you know right away how you can get connected with a nearby vanpool opportunity.
This January and February 511 and Best Buy bring you a chance to win a $25 Best Buy gift card! Track your carpool trips in your 511 Trip Diary and you will be entered to win. Ten winners will be selected at the end of January, and another ten winners will be selected at the end of February. Participation is easy: access your Trip Diary through your 511 RideMatch account. Log at least five (5) carpool commute trips a month to become eligible for the gift card drawing!
The I-580 Express Lanes through Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin are open and provide a faster way to work. These new Express Lanes add new miles to the Bay Area's extensive HOV network. The best part? If you are in a carpool or vanpool, you ride in the Express Lanes for free!
Additional details are available on ridesharing as well as the many other programs and services offered by 511. Please refer to the 511 RideMatch Program contact below for details.
511 Regional Rideshare Program
70 Washington Street, Suite 407, Oakland, California 94607
Main Toll-Free Number: 511 phone