Have you ever tried a ride share program? Do you know what one is? A ride share program is a tool you can use to find yourself a carpooling partner, which can you’re your family money and reduce air pollution in your area. The OhioRideShare program helps users find riding buddies through their online system, “Point, Click, Ride!” Gas prices fluctuate so quickly, but programs like this one can lessen the impact in a variety of ways.
OhioRideShare is available to residents in 13 counties located in Ohio, and it provides a safe and easy way to find rides to work, school, etc. This is an option you can use if your coworkers don’t live in your area, or if you can’t find anyone you know who is willing to carpool. Now you’re probably wondering how safe this program is, but you can decide what information other users see. Plus, you can always walk to a gas station or coffee shop to meet your potential carpool partner, and if you feel comfortable with the person, you can have them pick and drop you off at places nearby your home or office.
Even if you have disabilities or lack an Internet connection, you can still utilize this program. Call 1-800-825-RIDE to become registered in the program. If you don’t live in Ohio, you’re state most likely has a similar program. The University of South Florida has compiled a list of ridematching software, and some of them are not state specific such as the carpool application on Facebook.
These programs can help your family reduce its consumption of gasoline, and you would be surprised how much you can benefit from it. There is potential to save money and reduce your emissions. As you rely less on a car, you will replace it with alternatives such as walking and riding a bike when it comes to shorter trips.