Split the costs of gas and parking by sharing the ride! You’ll take one more car off the road and if you alternate driving, you can reduce the wear and tear on your vehicle as well as reduce the stress associated with driving. Carpooling makes sense when there is no public transit available from your home to work, you commute during times when public transit is not available, or you have a health condition where you cannot take public transit.
Carpooling can also save time for those commuting from an area that has HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lanes. The I-93 Southeast Expressway HOV Lane extends six miles north from Furnace Brook Parkway in Quincy to Freeport Street in Dorchester. It is open Monday through Friday (except some holidays) to northbound HOV traffic between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and to southbound HOV traffic between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The I-93 North of Boston Carpool Lane: a permanent two-mile southbound HOV lane runs between Medford and Boston on Interstate 93. It is open from Monday through Friday (except designated holidays), from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. The lane is open to all traffic at all other times.
How do I find a ride match?
- Find people who live in your town and commute to the same area with NuRide.
- Or post your route or find someone else already going that way on: vRide.
What about parking?
Many large employers with their own parking facilities may offer preferential parking for carpoolers. Find out if your company does.
What if I need to get home in an emergency or need to work late?
Don’t worry! A Better City TMA members can receive a free ride home in the event of unscheduled overtime or other personal emergency through A Better City TMA’s Guaranteed Ride Home program.
I’ve found someone to rideshare with, now what?
Sign up for A Better City TMA’s Carpool Subsidy program and we’ll help you save even more money with $35 gas cards for six months!