Rideshare Week - October 1 – 5

Commuters and employers throughout the San Diego region joined iCommute to celebrate the many benefits of commute alternatives during National Rideshare Week 2018!

Commuters. Nearly 1,300 commuters pledged to share the ride with carpool (including Waze Carpool, Lyft Shared, and UberPOOL), transit, or vanpool commutes during Rideshare Week. Congratulations to Ron C. who won an Apple Watch for pledging to share the ride with a carpool commute!

Commuters left their solo drive behind and enjoyed promotions all week long:

  • Waze Carpool was free all week long, October 1-5. Any trips starting or ending in San Diego County were free through the app. Drivers could offer up empty car seats for others headed their way and be reimbursed for gas.

  • MTS and NCTD hosted the first-ever Free Ride Day on Tuesday, October 2. Commuters could jump on any fixed route like the Trolley, bus, or COASTER and enjoy the ride for free. Transit ridership increased by 15% in San Diego County on Free Ride Day, welcoming nearly 46,000 additional riders!

  • Discounted Lyft and Uber rides were available to/from transit stops on Free Ride Day to encourage commuters to leave their car at home.

Commuters shared their stories during Rideshare Week by participating in the iCommute Facebook contest. Congratulations to Nadia G. who won an iPad for sharing her carpool commute!

For more information, call 511 and say “iCommute” or email iCommute@sandag.org.

Employers. 91 San Diego region employers joined the excitement and encouraged employees to share the ride during National Rideshare Week! Thank you for your support to encourage sustainable commute choices.

For additional information, call 511 and say “iCommute” or email iCommute@sandag.org.

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