Commuters can sign up for Waze Carpool to cut the costs of their commute and easily find fellow riders with similar daily commutes! This service typically costs less than other rideshare services such as Uber or Lyft and is highly customizable.
Metro Rideshare – Share the Ride
Free ridematching services offered through ridematch.info are available to employees in LA County. You can get personalized information on carpooling, vanpooling, finding a bike buddy, and taking transit. Metro Rewards also gives monthly gift card prize drawings for employees who register and track their commute trips at ridematch.info. Contact us or Metro Rideshare at 213-922-2811 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if your company is signed up.
Vanpooling offers commuters a chance to cut the costs and stress of commuting. A typical vanpool includes 5 – 15 people who share the costs of van rental and commute to work together along a shared route. The BTMO offers subsidies to encourage vanpooling by reducing the startup costs!
New Vanpool Group Subsidy
Available through the BTMO, the New Vanpool Group Incentive Program is meant to encourage vanpooling by providing new van groups with a start-up discount of $200 per month for the first six (6) months of the van lease. Click here to learn more and apply for this subsidy!
- New groups must have at least 5 people who currently drive to work.
- All group members should be first-time vanpoolers.
- All group members must work for a BTMO member business.
- All riders must be at least 18 years old.
Note: this subsidy can be paired with one provided by Metro!
New Vanpool Rider Subsidy
The New Vanpool Rider Subsidy Program is meant to encourage commuters to give vanpooling a try with savings of up to $40 per month for a term of six (6) consecutive months. Click here to learn more and apply for this subsidy!
To qualify, you must:
- Be a first-time vanpooler who currently drives to work.
- Work for a BTMO member business.
- Be at least 18 years old.
Transportation Network Companies (TNC’s) like Uber and Lyft operate extensively in the San Fernando Valley. While the costs add up when traveling to other parts of LA, these services are much cheaper when used to decrease commute times between transit stops for those first and last miles. Features such as Uber Pool and Lyft Line decrease costs even more by allowing multiple users to share the same ride!
Also, Via is a rideshare service that has partnered with Metro to provide reduced fare trips within the City of Burbank starting or ending at the North Hollywood, Burbank Airport South or Downtown Burbank stations. Via trips are only $1.75 with a registered TAP card.