Carpooling is when two or more adult commuters ride together in a private automobile on a regular basis, regardless of their relationship to each other (relatives count!) or how the cost of sharing the ride is agreed upon.
Finding someone to carpool with is simple because employees of a single company often live near one other. Neighbors may have similar work schedules and work at different companies located only a short distance apart.
You do not need a car to carpool. Carpools can be arranged in one of the following ways:
There are many advantages to carpooling and here:
Tampa Bay Area Transportation Authority (TBARTA) will provide carpool registrants with 4 FREE* taxi rides from work to home per year if you have an emergency or have to work unscheduled overtime—ask us about our Emergency Ride Home Program for more information.
*certain restrictions apply
After an initial adjustment period, most participants find carpooling only adds a few extra minutes a day for the drive to a scheduled pick-up point, and that may be a pretty fair trade-off for the cost savings.
Discuss schedule changes with other carpoolers in your group. You may be able to set your pick-up point close to a shopping center or bank to accommodate errands after work. Or, you may choose not to carpool on the days you must run an errand.
Yes. There are various Park-and-Ride lots that are available for commuters to meet their carpools, vanpools or bus. To find a Park-and-Ride location near you, contact TBARTA at 800.998.RIDE (7433).
Whether you need another person for an existing carpool, or you need to find partners to form a new carpool, TBARTA can help you. At TBARTA, carpool partners are located through an online matching program that matches commuters with similar commutes. Our database contains thousands of potential carpool partners in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties.
Finding a carpool partner is simple with TBARTA. Access our online matching program by clicking the button at the top of the page or HERE. Once there, you can register for carpooling, vanpooling, Bike Buddies, and/or Emergency Ride Home Program. Your personal information is confidential. And you can see immediately if you match with other potential carpool or vanpool partners.
NO. TBARTA is a FREE carpool referral service which is funded through the Florida Department of Transportation to enhance the Bay area’s competitiveness and economic vitality by reducing roadway congestion, air pollution, and fuel consumption.