Bay Area Commute Tips

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Carpools at a Glance

Scoop

  • Provides guaranteed ride home.
  • Best for work trips during regular commute hours – Scoop currently matches carpoolers who work in various locations from home locations throughout the Bay Area.
  • Enter your trip information by 9 p.m. the night before your morning commute, and 3:30 p.m. for your afternoon commute. Scoop automatically provides you with your match and trip itinerary.
  • Enter SPAREAIR05 for $5 in free rides. New customers only.

Find out how to get guaranteed parking at Dublin/Pleasanton Station by carpooling with Scoop. Find out more information here!

Waze

  • Choose who you carpool with based on detailed profiles, star ratings, and connections—shared interests, same workplace, and more—as well as price and distance off route.
  • Offer a ride as a driver or request a ride, and wait for reply. You will be notified as soon as the ride is confirmed.
  • Drivers are guided by Waze on the fastest route, while riders can follow their progress on the map in real-time.
  • Register with code 511WAZE for a free ride.

511

  • An interactive system that helps you find carpools, vanpools or bicycle partners.
  • Over 60,000 Bay Area commuters available for matching.
  • Track your trips in the 511 Trip Diary and be eligible to win prizes. Watch this video explanation of how the Trip Diary works.
  • Discounts on tolls and nifty rewards from 511 and local county agencies all just for doing what you already do!
  • Live staff available by phone to help you find a match.

Duet

  • See the profiles of those you can match with before you confirm a carpool.
  • Schedule carpools up to 2 hours before your trip; works best for commutes.
  • Full support including guaranteed return trips along the Hwy 101 corridor between San Francisco and San Jose.
  • Enter SPAREAIR05 for $5 in free rides. New customers only.

Carzac

  • Available for trips throughout the Bay Area.
  • Pick locations to meet for pick up and drop off.
  • Other riders can then join a trip with available seats.
  • Recommended for the Casual Carpool return commute.
  • Enter SPAREAIR05 for $5 in free rides. New customers only.