Carpooling

 

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 rideshare@metro.net to find out if your company is signed up.

 

Mobility Services

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. Rides are FREE until further notice!

*Via is going long on safety to make sure the next ride you take is as safe and worry-free as possible. Check out Via’s new standards that put your safety first:

  1. They’re using in-app wellness checks to make sure riders and drivers are symptom-free and ready to ride before they get going.
  2. While they manage vehicle capacity in accordance with social distancing guidelines, they’d love your help — always enter through the rear doors, and in vehicles with automatic doors, please wait for the driver to open and close the door.
  3. Everyone on board will be required to wear a mask or face covering, so think of your mask as your favorite new accessory, the one you can’t leave the house without. If you forget it, your driver can refuse to pick you up.
  4. They’re increasing the frequency of professional vehicle cleanings and advising drivers to also wipe down their vehicles regularly with EPA-approved supplies. They’re also making plastic partitions available for drivers to install in their vehicles.
  5. They’re listening. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please let them know by emailing support@ridewithvia.com or heading to the Help Center in the app.

If you need to get around right now in a wheelchair, Via’s here to make sure you can do so safely and affordably with wheelchair-accessible rides. First time booking a WAV with Via? Here’s how:

  1. In the app menu, tap your name or photo to navigate to your account page.
  2. Toggle on Wheelchair accessibility.
  1. You will then be matched with a wheelchair accessible vehicle for your ride.

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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 Shared decrease costs even more by allowing multiple users to share the same ride!

 

 

Vanpooling

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!

To qualify:

  • 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.