Carpool benefits include lower costs of gas, less traffic congestion, less pollution and less wear and tear on a vehicle. Carpooling is cash-friendly and schedule-friendly! In addition, carpool participants lower their commuting stress by sharing the driving, which reduces traffic congestion by eliminating over 40 million driving miles from our region's roadways annually.
Save up up to $130 a month of parking expenses when you carpool. Read more about this carpool federal tax-free commuter benefit.
Multiple Ways to Setup Your Carpool:
•You can set up your own carpool with co-workers or people living nearby with similar destinations
•Try My Way to Go, a free online carpool database from Way to Go Partnership at Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG). My Way to Go provides a list of other interested commuters who live and work close to you. By registering you can receive matches with like-minded people to contact at your convenience
•If you live in the Northern Front Range, enter your commute information and receive potential carpool matches with SmartTrips carpool matching
•If you are with CU, Boulder, Boulder County, NIST or NOAA, try Zimride. This ridesharing program will help you save money, reduce carbon, congestion and air pollution. Whether for a regular commute or a one-time ride, Zimride makes it simpler to share seats with neighbors and coworkers. Zimride has a Facebook application too.
The many benefits of vanpooling include lower transportation costs, less wear and tear on your personal vehicles and less stress. In addition, vanpooling helps reduce trafficand riders get to sit back and relax in a comfortable van. Vanpool participants improve the region's air quality by removing over 1.5 million pounds of air pollution annually.
Vanpooling is a federal tax-free commuter benefit. With this employer provided voluntary benefit program, your commuting expenses for vanpooling, transit and work-related parking costs can be deducted from your pre-tax salary. The program allows an employee to pay for their monthly transportation expenses with pre-tax dollars - up to $130 per month.
Vanpools are a great choice for groups of commuters who live and work near each other and travel more than 15 miles to work one-way. Passengers share the ride and pay a low monthly fare.
•Register to find or join a VanPool within Metro Denver and Boulder
•Start your own Vanpool with five or more people, contact MyWayToGo for more info
•If you live in the Northern Front Range, find a VanGo Route