Carpooling refers to two or more people riding together rather than taking separate vehicles to a destination, which can save fuel and travel costs, and reduce air pollution, traffic congestion, and the stress of driving. A free carpool matching service for those who would like to carpool but don’t have a carpool partner is available at NuRide. Those who record their carpooling trips through NuRide will also receive rewards for taking a greener ride! For basic, step-by-step instructions on how to set up a free NuRide account, find a rideshare partner, record a trip, and get your rewards, click here.
Vanpooling is like carpooling, except that it involves more people in a vehicle with a larger number of seats than a typical passenger car. When groups of 7 to 15 people sharing a similar commute agree to ride together in a van on a regular basis, they can drastically cut the cost of their commute, reduce traffic congestion and air pollution, and eliminate the stress of fighting traffic every day. For more information, Bexar County residents may contact the VIA Metropolitan Transit’s Vanpool Service at (210) 362-2555, send an e-mail message, or visit the VIA Vanpool Service web page. Residents of Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Wilson Counties may contact AACOG’s Alamo Regional Transit (ART) at (866) 889-7433. As with carpooling, individuals who log their vanpooling trips through NuRide will receive rewards for taking a greener ride!
Quit fighting traffic! Riding the bus to work or school gives you time to read, relax, and simply enjoy the day. Riding the bus also helps save money on gasoline and parking. Bexar County residents may visit the VIA Metropolitan Transit Website at www.viainfo.net for more information. Residents of Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Wilson Counties may contact AACOG’s Alamo Regional Transit (ART) at (866) 889-7433. Like carpoolers and vanpoolers, bus riders can also get rewards for recording their bus trips on NuRide.